Morality police swing out wildly in Indonesia


Indonesia’s self-appointed morality police are at it again, this time featuring a university-educated member of the Commission for the Protection of Children (KPAI) who drew public ridicule by claiming that women risk becoming pregnant by sharing a swimming pool with men. Commissioner Sitti Hikmawatty’s startling gaffe came during a week when Human Development Coordinating Minister Muhadjir Effendy suggested the country’s wealthy elite should marry into poor families to help reduce the nation’s stubbornly high poverty rate. But what hasn’t tickled any funny bones is the recently leaked draft of a privately sponsored Family Resilience Bill, yet to be tabled before Parliament, which represents yet another effort by conservative Muslim politicians to intrude into the private lives of Indonesian citizens. KPAI chairman Susanto asked Hikmawatty, 49, a nutritionist with a master’s degree in early childhood education, to explain herself and to provide him with the academic or other references she used to support her bizarre assertion.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 09/30/2023
The Ruizia mauritiana is a large green shrub with cascading leaves shaped like lovehearts. There’s one just off the main walkway through the magnificent …
Added on: 09/30/2023
LGBTQ pride groups in northwestern Ontario are calling for an urgent meeting with Conservative MP Eric Melillo over what they’re calling transphobic policy resolutions …
Added on: 09/30/2023
A federal appeals court on Thursday allowed Tennessee and Kentucky to enforce laws banning gender-affirming medical care for minors, such as puberty blockers, hormones …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 09/27/2023
The Supreme Court ordered the government on Tuesday to explain why it has not taken disciplinary action against Jerusalem Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar …
Added on: 09/26/2023
The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Monday resumed the registration of transgender persons, almost three months after it had halted the process. …
Added on: 09/25/2023
PUTRAJAYA (Sept 25): The Court of Appeal on Monday (Sept 25) reimposed the ban on a 2013 publication titled “Gay is Okay! A Christian …