A positive update on the new ‘morality’ in Indonesia:
“The Indonesian Government is backing away from a sweeping anti-pornography law that would outlaw kissing and revealing clothing.
Demonstrations against the law, which has the support of mainstream Islamic organisations, have spread from the artistic community and the resort island of Bali, with prominent Indonesians claiming it was alien to Indonesian culture and an attempt to impose sharia law by stealth.
After accompanying President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to a meeting with the National Commission on Violence Against Women, State Minister for Women’s Empowerment Meutia Hatta Swasono said the new law should focus on banning obscene materials, rather than criminalising personal conduct.
“We also ask that women are treated fairly; it’s as if they are blamed by the way they dress,” Mrs Meutia said.””