Indonesian minister demonstrates post hoc ergo propter hoc

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Indonesian minister demonstrates post hoc ergo propter hoc

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A government minister has blamed Indonesia's recent string of natural disasters on people's immorality.

Communication and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring said that there were many television programmes that destroyed morals.

Therefore, the minister said, natural disasters would continue to occur.

His comments came as he addressed a prayer meeting on Friday in Padang, Sumatra, which was hit by a powerful earthquake in late September.

He also hit out at rising decadence - proven, he said, by the availability of Indonesia-made pornographic DVDs in local markets - and called for tougher laws.

Read it [url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8384827.stm]here[/url].