The TwitterFool Reloaded: minister for Communications and Technology, Tifatul Sembiring and his 'tweeting' about AIDS.
The minister of Communications and Technology, Tifatul Sembiring, latest tweeting faux pas on the micro-messaging site Twitter.com has come at the expense of AIDS/HIV sufferers, with the Justice Party (PKS) minister joking that AIDS was an acronym for:
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Using it [the penis] in any old way.
The latest howler from Tif is part of an almost unending avalanche of ministerial witticisms delivered at all hours of the day on subjects willy nilly to the over 90,000 followers of the @tifsembiring account.
Past Tif-Twitter controversies included in April 2010 his quoting Adolf Hitler, to June 2010 when he compared the Peterporn scandal to a theological debate between Christians and Muslims over whether Jesus was crucified or not.
Meanwhile, in the AIDS tweet's full context, apparently in reference to the controversy over the gay/lesbian Q Film Festival in Jakarta, the minister gave his Six Points of
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Point 1: warns people to beware of AIDS, and says that its rate of transmission increases every year.
Point 2: The incidence of AIDS is increasing among homosexuals; doctors say that deviant sexual activity is a cause of the spread of AIDS
Point 3: The Quran says that homosexuals are to be stoned to death.
Point 4: The spread of AIDS has to be prevented; behaviour which causes the spread of AIDS should also be prevented. There is no cure for AIDS.
Point 5: Professor Sujudi, a former health minister, said it's easier to remember if you think AIDS=Akibat Itunya Dipakai Sembarangan
Point 6: A religious leader said if you see sinful behaviour yet you remain silent it's like letting Satan win. So guard against sinful behaviour.