Having sex outside of marriage is now a criminal offence in Indonesia, the world’s third-largest democracy, cleared a sweeping overhaul of its criminal code today by outlawing sex outside of marriage, defamation of the president and sharply expanding its laws against blasphemy.
sex outside of marriage, cohabitation and extra-marital affairs are now all illegal acts in Indonesia punishable by jail terms, after the country’s parliament passed controversial revisions to their criminal code.
Journos/social media enthusiasts also in crosshairs: Broadcasting or publishing “fake news” punishable by up to six years in jail if it causes a riot, 4 years if it doesn’t, while broadcasting/publishing info considered “uncertain and excessive” attracts max 2 years jail
The good news is minimum jail terms for corruption offenders reduced from 4 to 2 years.
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