A demonstration today in Jakarta against draconian public decency laws with the marchers dressing up in traditional costumes of various regions in Indonesia.
Several thousand people marched in the event, most of them colourfully dressed in "ethnic" costumes, some of which are just too revealing for the drafters of the Rancangan Undang-Undang Anti Pornografi dan Pornoaksi (RUU APP), the anti-pornography and indecency law.
A number of celebrities took part including Franky Sahilatua, Ratna Sarumpaet, Adi Kurdi, Butet Kertaredjasa, Jose Rizal Manua, Rike Diah Pitaloka, Miss Indonesia 2005 Nadine Candrawinata, Rima Melati, and Inul Daratista.
Inul Daratista, who I had cast aspersions on for caving into a Muslim mob recently, was back in good form and is seen in the picture pushing the wheelchair of former president Gus Dur's wife Shinta Nuriah.
The wearing of the traditional apparel makes an obvious point, one which was reinforced in what was written on some of the banners carried such as "True, Indonesia is not America, but it's also not Saudi Arabia". Arab or Indonesian, which tradition will win the day?