Porn played on public LED screen intentional: Police

Head of Indonesia’s National Police’s Investigation Department said on Sunday that the screening of Japanese porn on a large LED display in South Jakarta on Friday afternoon as an intentional act, The Jakarta Post Online reported on Monday.

General Ari Dono was quoted by tribunnews.com as saying police were still investigating the matter.

He alleged that the footage had been played intentionally by PT. Transito Adiman Jati as the vendor operating the public screen. Police had questioned nine witnesses and confiscated evidence on the indecent footage which was shown for five minutes on the display near the South Jakarta mayor’s office, he said.

Police said they had taken into account the company’s statement which explained that the footage had been shown to passers-by on Friday because their system had been hacked.

PT Transito manager Adrian Wiedarta said on Friday that the system had been hacked by a hacker who sent a virus to the application controlling the display. He claimed the company was unable to assume control as the password had also been taken over by the hacker.

“We are just waiting for the investigation. A system will have some protection, but there is negligence in this case,” said General Ari Dono.