Home > News > Indonesians Rally in Protest of Anti-Porn Bill • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Indonesians Rally in Protest of Anti-Porn Bill

Indonesians Rally in Protest of Anti-Porn Bill
Get XBIZ News
Oct 13, 2008 1:00 PM PDT    Text size: 
DENPASAR, Indonesia — Thousands of Indonesians attended a rally in Bali on Saturday to oppose a controversial anti-pornography bill that parliament may vote on next week, according to a report by Reuters.

Protestors from several areas of Java Island and Bali carried a 750-foot Indonesian flag and performed traditional dances in opposition of the bill described as a threat to national unity.

The anti-pornography bill meant to protect children from lewd material is being pushed by the nation’s largest political party, Golkar, and by small groups of Islamist parties in Indonesia, which is secular although predominately Muslim.

The bill includes banning public acts such as holding hands and kissing in public.

The 3-year-old anti-smut bill has been watered down from its original form and lawmakers have not passed it because of the possibility of misuse against minority groups.

It is feared that the bill could pit conservative Muslims against Muslim moderates and other minority faiths such as Hindus, Christians and tribal groups — thus violating the plural traditions of Indonesia.

Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim majority nation, with radical Muslim groups gaining power since the 1998 demise of former President Suharto.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


E-Stim Basics: Selling Customers on Powerboxes as Pleasure Tools

Electrosex is a commonly misunderstood pleasure practice for good reason: Most of us have negative associations with electricity; maybe we’ve been shocked after rubbing our feet across a carpeted... More »

Search Oftentimes Is Left to Chance

Adult content is frowned upon in search, whether in paid, organic or social. With the big algo updates from the past few years, Google has cleaned up search, trying to get rid of spammy and low-quality... More »

Five Tips to Generate Repeat Business

A $50 sale is great. But what if you could get that same $50 sale to come back four times in the next few months? Here are some ideas how to achieve that. 1) On your receipts, you should have an option... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.


XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!