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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 09:41 AM
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Bali governor rejects Indonesia's new anti-porn law
Source: Reuters

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's predominantly Hindu island of Bali will not enforce new anti-pornography legislation passed by parliament this week, the provincial governor said on Friday.

The resort island of Bali depends heavily on tourism, thanks to its arts, culture, and beaches, and the Balinese vehemently opposed plans to introduce the controversial legislation.

Local groups warned that sexually explicit art, in temples and elsewhere, and scantily clad tourists could fall foul of the law.

"We cannot implement the law because it isn't compatible with Balinese philosophy and social values," said Bali's governor, I Made Mangku Pastika, a well-respected former police chief.



Read more: http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-36254...



The article goes on to say that the anti-porn bill was pushed through by a small group of Islamic parties.
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comtec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 10:14 AM
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1. GOOD for them!!!
Gods, what are we all in the fucking DARK AGES?!?!?
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