Larger text size Very large text size Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has asked Parliament to delay passing draconian new laws that would have jailed Mackay massage gosford couples for having sex.
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The sweeping legal changes would have delivered a considerable blow to Bali's profitable tourism industry as they would have applied to foreigners. In an embarrassing backflip, Joko made the request on Friday afternoon amid a storm of protest over the laws from rights and civil society groups.
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Tourists at Kuta beach. Credit:Amilia Rosa Advertisement Joko said he had been carefully following the updates to the penal code, had heard the objections to the bill from civil society groups and "concluded that there are still materials that need further examination".
Under the proposed changes, sex outside marriage - including all same-sex relations - would be illegal and Body massage center Perth could be laid following a complaint to authorities by a spouse, child or parent. Cohabitation outside marriage - which will also cause problems for millions of Indonesians - will also be illegal, as will indecent acts carried out in public.
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Dubbo massage astoria queens Credit:AP Melbourne University's Professor Tim Lindsey, who is the director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society, said the Parliament did not have to comply with the President's request but it would face huge political pressure to do so. Legally, it is not clear what would happen if it did ignore it.
Maybe he is just hugely embarrassed by the international media storm," Lindsey said using the President's common. This also exposes foreigners to One bedroom one Prospect house. Credit:Amilia Rosa The legal changes were the result of a growing "moral panic" and increasing conservatism in the majority Muslim country, Lindsey said, that had also snared gay and lesbian couples and other minority groups.
Loading Colin Singer, the chairman of NGO Indonesia International Initiatives, said Zen massage Logan City Australia reviews proposed laws could result in foreign tourists who shared a hotel room with someone they were not married to "receiving a free holiday in Kerobokan prison".
The draft version of the law outlines a maximum jail period of up to six months, though other drafts have suggested jail time of up to one year. We are lobbying multiple parties to try and stop this".
If passed, he said, it would be a couple of years before the laws were enforced. Aaron Connelly, a research fellow at Singapore's International Institute for Strategic Studies, said the legal Massage Bentleigh East springs Australia could have a massive impact on tourism to Bali and other parts of Indonesia at a time when President Joko Widodo is trying to promote a "ten new Balis" strategy to encourage visitors to travel to other parts of Indonesia.
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That advice has been dismissed," Marrickville ts escort said. President Joko had the power to issue an emergency regulation to stop the laws coming into effect, Lindsey said, but Naked girls big but in Australia "hadn't shown a lot of courage recently" and that meant the Constitutional Court was likely the last chance to strike down the laws.
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Credit:Amilia Ballarat massage chinese "I understand if we can't hold hands or kiss in a temple or religious places.
But I don't want to worry about doing something, a normal thing back home, and getting in trouble for it. Yes, I would reconsider coming to Bali," she said. Perth woman Male masseurs South Brisbane Ann, who did not want to provide her surname, said the legal change wouldn't affect her, but added that "I believe those who fall into this category will not come.
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We will come again next year but it [Bali] will lose some people". Kelly Ann, right, and her mother Gaye, are visiting Bali from Perth. Credit:Amilia Rosa Ida Bagus Agung Partha Adnyana, the head of Bali's tourism board, played down the implications of the new Massage parlor arrests Morphett Vale for foreign tourists.
As a tourism destination we have to also observe international law. Overseas, often [civil] partnerships instead of marriage is the norm," he said.
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