From the Jakarta Post (can't link to the page it's gone). Police on the island of Batam near Singapore went about shopping centers yesterday looking for girls in sexy clothes to warn them of the dangers of sexual assault. They caused quite a stir.
Policewomen warned the women against dressing provocatively, it appears,
This is part of our efforts to reduce crimes against women. We hope to continue the operation, though it is now being evaluated following protests.
It gets worse:
We are not only warning women for wearing sexy outfits, but we also are calling on stores to stop selling such outfits.
The protests came from various quarters, and the Post says:
.......some residents have complained about the operation, which they say was introduced without first informing the public, has no legal basis and is nothing more than an attempt by the police to prepare the people of Batam for life under the new pornography law currently being debated by the House of Representatives.
Santi, a shop attendant at Mega Mall Center in Batam, said the operation had upset both female shoppers and the people who work in the shops.
We don't know which outfits are sexy and which aren't. My boss is afraid to sell women's clothes, fearing it might be against the law.
Batam has a lot of tourists, I wonder if the police would feel up to haranguing foreign women over how they dress, almost certainly not, it's only Indonesians who are to be treated like idiot children.
One predictable source of support for the measures came from the Batam branch of the Indonesian Ulema Council, Asyari Abbas.
I thank God for the operation, because exposing one's body is not part of our culture, and especially not our religion.