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Indonesia's new laws a threat to privacy, press and human rights, says U.N.

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By Kate Lamb and Ananda Teresia

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Avoid the place. When tourism crashes they’ll change their tune. Feel bad for the locals who don’t want this though.

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I spent months there for a project that the Chinese eventually won but won't honour. The country is ripe for advancement, and the potential is GINORMOUS, ie it should be the richest country in the world, with the highest standard of living. BUT........for the Islamic idiocies..., or more politely, idiocies in the name of Islam....take Iran as a living example.

The country is full of resources, wet (ripe for food production), surrounded by water, near the equator (space industry gem), fantastic demographics, geographically strategic for world trade (even better than Malaysia/Singapore).

BUT, is also full of religious fanatics hellbent on taking the country back to the stone age, and corrupt businessmen hellbent on robbing the country. ADD Chinese secretly admiring motherland CCP China...now you get the picture.

Why on earth does a democratic country need a secured compound for foreign workers is beyond me...Indonesia is an Islamic basket case.

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When tourism crashes they’ll change their tune

...it won't crash though, the place is full of Australians lookingfor a cheap holiday.....sadly. They don't do sex, they surf all day and drink all night.

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Bali should break away.

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Indonesia: 99% of children born into wedlock, families have lots of children and take care of them.

West: Broken marriages, single parent homes, constant divorces, children born out of wedlock and have different stepfathers or stepmothers.

Indonesia will win out in the end.

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"No sex outside marriage" is the equivalent of banning sex itself since most sex among young people happens BEFORE marriage and with marrieds a lot happens AFTER (adultery). I suspect the hypocrites responsible for this unnatural legislation will be among the first to violate their own handwork. Why are so many humans so neurotic about sex? More science and education are urgently needed to enlighten our species.

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Indonesia: 99% of children born into wedlock

West: Broken marriages, single parent homes, constant divorces, children born out of wedlock and have different stepfathers or stepmothers.

Indonesia will win out in the end.

This is bs. A large number of Indonesian children do not have birth certificates, it is a well documented and huge social problem.

The divorce rate in Indonesia has been sharply increasing in recent years. Also well documented.

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The non marital sex law will be repealed before it comes into effect and everything else will remain. The government really doesn’t care about sex, straight or gay. The Indonesian president is a pragmatist and just wants to appease the Islamic hardliners so they will shut up and then say we tried, it didn’t work, and save face. I’ve seen enough drag queens walking around Jakarta and Bandung in broad daylight to think average young Indonesians don’t give a sh!t about homosexuality. And I say this having spent a good portion of my youth being married to an Indonesian woman and splitting our time between Indonesia and Japan. And a good majority of non married Muslim Indonesian women are certainly not virgins.

The government wants to cause an outrage about the sex part so people will be distracted once they repeal it and forget about everything in the penal code that will not be repealed, which is what they really want.

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LOL if the US had a law against insulting the president there would be no need for a president.

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@Bronco Whats your point? So you are saying the Indonesians take care of the children they don't marry just have kids lots of them out of wedlock this explains why many are poor with no government support. To answer your comparison to the west not all marriage are broken, yes they have single parents homes UNLIKE Indonesia living in a Muslim country divorce is not an option, you have little or NO government support. At least in the west you have a choice this is why you have different step parents.

Indonesia: 99% of children born into wedlock, families have lots of children and take care of them.

West: Broken marriages, single parent homes, constant divorces, children born out of wedlock and have different stepfathers or stepmothers.

Indonesia will win out in the end.

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Indonesia's GOP, same kind of monsters..

Indonesia: 99% of children born into wedlock, families have lots of children and take care of them.

West: Broken marriages, single parent homes, constant divorces, children born out of wedlock and have different stepfathers or stepmothers.

Indonesia will win out in the end.

That has nothing to do with childcare, pathetic comment..

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NO TOURISM for Indonesia !!...

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Investors and foreign tourists don't have to worry about investing and traveling in Indonesia, because people's privacy is still guaranteed by law," the ministry said in a statement.

I don't believe that for a second.

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And the, cough cough. "men" who wrote these laws then went home to their 11 year old wives from arranged marriages ...........

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It is only a matter of time until every other democracy adopts the same rules.

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It is only a matter of time until every other democracy adopts the same rules.

How much time? Give us something to work with. Which countries will ‘adopt the same rules’ first. Go ahead, make some predictions.

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