Beating and shaming young lovers.
In a village in Cianjur, West Java, on 13th May two young lovers, Midah (18) and Asep (23) were discovered in a rice field, up to no good it seems. Villagers had known about the relationship of the two for some time and had gathered together on the night of the 13th and gone looking for them.
After they were found Midah and Asep were each given a beating by local people and then handed over to the village head for further punishment. Daday, the village head, said the young couple had each been fined, with the money going towards the building of a new road.
Meanwhile in the Karimun district of Riau on 15th May, three young people, "S" and "R", both 25 years old, and a female, "H", 22 years old, were seized by locals in a rented house because they were thought to be using the place for sexual purposes. One villager explained:
They never left the house. So we raided it.
It appears that "H"'s father, Idris, had first raised the issue, saying the behaviour of his daughter couldn't be tolerated anymore. He had warned her many times but she had ignored him.