October 5, 2019

INDONESIA: New Draconian Islamic Sharia Laws Would Outlaw Sex Outside Marriage And Gay Sex. Also, Jail For Those Who Offend The President. These Laws Will Also Apply To Foreigners, Tourist.

Nine News Australia published Sept 19, 2019: Tourists to Indonesia could be jailed for having extramarital sex.

Nine News Australia published Sept 22, 2019: Violent protests in Indonesia over new laws including extramarital sex ban. 26,000 military and police personnel sent to stop protesters from overthrowing the new Islamic ruled government.

Good bye to Indonesian tourism and foreign investment.
(emphasis mine)

South China Morning Post
written by Reuters staff
September 19, 2019
  • Law will also apply to foreigners, and will affect homosexuals as gay marriage is not recognised in Indonesia
  • New penal code expected to be adopted next week also introduces stiff penalties for insulting president’s dignity
Indonesia is poised to pass a new penal code that criminalises consensual sex outside marriage and introduces stiff penalties for insulting the president’s dignity – a move rights groups criticised as an intrusive assault on basic freedoms.

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim majority country and has substantial Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities, but has seen a recent trend towards deeper religious piety and conservative Islamic activism.

The new criminal code is due to be adopted in the next week after parliament and the government agreed a final draft on Wednesday, four parliamentarians said.

Lawmakers said that the new penal code, which would replace a Dutch colonial-era set of laws, was a long overdue expression of Indonesian independence and religiosity.

“The state must protect citizens from behaviour that is contrary to the supreme precepts of God,” said Nasir Djamil, a politician from the Prosperous Justice Party.

He said leaders of all religions had been consulted on the changes given that Indonesia’s founding ideology was based on belief in God.

Under the proposed laws, unmarried couples who “live together as a husband and wife” could be jailed for six months or face a maximum fine of 10 million rupiah (US$740), which is three months’ salary for many Indonesians.

A prosecution can proceed if a village chief, who heads the lowest tier of government, files a complaint with police, and parents or children of the accused do not object. Parents, children and spouses can also lodge a complaint.

The inclusion of the new power for village chiefs was warranted because “the victim of adultery is also society”, another lawmaker, Teuku Taufiqulhadi, said.

The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform, a non-governmental organisation, said millions of Indonesians could be ensnared by the new laws. It noted a study indicating that 40 per cent of Indonesian adolescents engaged in premarital sexual activity.

“Across the board, this is a ratcheting up of conservatism. It’s extremely regressive,” said Tim Lindsey, director of the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society.

A maximum one-year prison term also can be applied to a person who has sex with someone who is not their spouse and a close family member lodges a complaint. The law also affects homosexuals as gay marriage is not recognised in Indonesia.

The code also establishes prison terms for those found to commit “obscene acts”, defined as violating norms of decency and politeness through “lust or sexuality”, whether by heterosexuals or gay people.

The new laws will also apply to foreigners. However, asked whether tourists in Indonesia could face jail for extramarital sex, Taufiqulhadi said: “No problem, as long as people don’t know.”

There would also be a maximum four-year prison term for women who have an abortion, applicable if there was no medical emergency or rape involved.

The code further introduces fines for some people who promote contraception, and a six-month prison term for unauthorised discussion of “tools of abortion”.

In addition, local authorities would get greater freedom to introduce punishments for breaches of customary laws not covered in the penal code. There are more than 400 local regulations that activists say impinge civil rights, such as the mandatory wearing of a hijab, an Islamic headscarf for women.

Meanwhile, parliament has reintroduced the offence of “attacking the honour or dignity” of Indonesia’s president and vice-president. A similar law was struck down by the Constitutional Court in 2006, and the new version is likely to be challenged by rights activists as well.

Insulting the government and state institutions also carries a prison term.
In video above, protesters were run over by police armored vehicles. (emphasis mine)

South China Morning Post
written by Bloomberg news staff
Thursday October 3, 2019

As Widodo prepares to be sworn in for a second five-year term later this month, he faces an early test of his authority with plans to overhaul the nation’s criminal code

The legislation, which would among other things infringe on gay rights, limit free speech and punish sex outside marriage, has been criticised as a threat to Indonesia’s democracy and foreign investment

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said the wave of protests provoked by his government’s controversial legislative agenda will not derail reforms aimed at driving growth as his country wrestles with the implications of a global slowdown and ongoing trade war.
My gosh. Islam's idea of "democracy" is quite warped. The president has the nerve to say this as he imposes draconian laws on the nation. (emphasis mine)
“Indonesia is a democracy,” the president, known as Jokowi, said during an interview in Solo in Central Java on Wednesday, noting he had the authority to push through his reforms. “If people want to express their opinions, they can, but the most important thing is no anarchy, no riots, no destroying public facilities.”

As Widodo prepares to be sworn in for a second five-year term later this month, he faces an early test of his authority with plans to overhaul the nation’s criminal code. The wide-ranging legislation, which would among other things infringe on gay rights, limit free speech and punish sex outside marriage, has been criticised as a threat to Indonesia’s democracy and foreign investment.

He has moved to delay the amendments to the criminal code but the backlash over that legislation as well as another law passed last month that weakened the country’s anti-corruption agency has affected public sentiment just months after Widodo’s landslide election win. On Wednesday, thousands of workers protested in front of the parliament over the country’s labour, wage and health insurance regulations, which they say are discriminatory.

Widodo noted there had been protests when he was mayor of Solo and governor of Jakarta.

“They were normal,” he said. “As president, there are protests in front of the palace too. Sometimes I ask them to come in and I listen to what they want to say. Sometimes I don’t.”

Journeyman Pictures published August 24, 2016: Sharia Law In Aceh, Indonesia that the President wants to impose on the entire nation.

CNA Insider published August 31, 2018: Aceh, Indonesia: 20 Years Of Islamic Sharia Law. This is what the Indonesian President wants to IMPOSE ON THE ENTIRE NATION. Islamic sharia law was agreed to by the local Aceh government TO END terrorist attacks by Islamic militants! That's how Islam takes over secular governments by using Islamist militants or getting Islamist elected to government seats.

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