Dangdut dancing and singing in Cianjur for independence day.
The Clerics' Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI)) of Cianjur in West Java has issued a fatwa forbidding on-stage dangdut singing and dancing during celebrations for Indonesian independence day on August 17th. The fatwa firmly makes haram in particular the type of dangdut dancing which involves sexy or erotic movements, or any type of dangdut where the singer is female, (like Inul, who isn't welcome in Mataram or Depok, and now Cianjur).
Probably what the MUI have in mind.
Abdul Halim of MUI Cianjur explained:
That kind of activity is no good for the Muslim community, it has to be forbidden and the mayor of Cianjur should not give permission for dangdut shows during independence day celebrations.
The MUI views that in consideration of regional law No 3 of 2006, Chapter III, Article 10, Section 12, Sub-section 2 on the movement to make the people of Cianjur morally upright (Gerakan Pembangunan Masyarakat Berakhlakul Karimah (Gerbang Marhamah)), sexy dangdut dancing would disturb the atmosphere for Muslims in the town when carrying out their religious obligations.
Dudi Aryadikara of the Cianjur parliament said that the fatwa was proper and valid provided that it is later agreed on by the mayor. However he worried that the MUI was going over the top in trying to control the activities of the people and hoped that the MUI did not mean to ban all dangdut dancing and singing, even where there was no vulgarity in it.
A spokesman for the mayor of Cianjur said that the most important thing was that people be able to adjust their own behaviour in accordance with akhlakul karimah during August 17th parties, and that the fatwa was not a hard ruling that would kill off free expression. suaramerdeka