A leader of Indonesia's second-largest Muslim organisation has called for a boycott of Starbucks, saying that the international coffee chain's pro-gay stance risks ruining the "religious and cultured" core of the Southeast Asian nation. With the exception of the ultra-conservative Aceh province, homosexuality is legal in Indonesia. However, the number of police raids on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have risen in the world's most populous Muslim country. Anwar Abbas of Muhammadiyah, an organisation that has around 30 million members, said the government should revoke Starbucks' operating licence as the company's support for the LGBT community is "not in line" with the nation's ideology.
July 1 / The Independent