Judicial Review Cases, UU Porno

Mar 3rd, 2009, in News, by

Educating the public about the pornography bill and legal challenges against UU Porno at the Constitutional Court.

Socialization

On 30th October 2008 the controversial pornography bill (UU Pornografi, text in Indonesian and English translation) was passed by the parliament.

On 9th December 2008 president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) signed it into law, after having examined it and found that it guaranteed freedom of expression and protected traditional customs, according to spokesman Andi Mallarangeng. okezone

Information minister Muhammad Nuh said the government would begin a program of “socialization”, i.e. educating the public about the law, particularly in areas where opposition to it was centred, they being in non-Muslim majority provinces like Bali, North Sulawesi, Papua, NTT, and in tourism oriented Yogyakarta. suarasurabaya

Conservative backers of the law such as the Regent of Karanganyar, Priantono Jarot Nugroho, asked the government to get busy with the socialization program, to prevent the current moral degradation in the country from worsening. antara

Muhammad Nuh stated that the law clearly protected traditional rites and forms of dress (Article 3), as well as personal privacy. Koteka (penis sheath) wearing Papuans and Sundanese jaipong dancers had nothing to fear, because these things were part of indigenous culture. He welcomed any judicial challenges to the law. kompas

Judicial Review

The Governor of Bali, I Made Mangku Pastika, said in late December 2008 that he would support any effort to challenge the law at the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, and that local government agencies would be put to work to help prepare any legal challenge. vivanews

Cirylus Bau Engo of the Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) parliament said people in NTT did not want the law applied in the province and that the way out of the problem was appealing against it at the Constitutional Court. gatra

Andrikus Mofu of the Persekutuan Gereja-gereja in West Papua, a church organisation, told DPR chairman Agung Laksono in November that the PGG would sponsor a class action against the law. okezone

However as of writing the only case against the Pornography bill to have come before the Mahkamah Konstitusi, briefly, emanates from North Sulawesi/Manado, where a dozen or so church and Minahasa cultural groups attempted to bring a case on February 22nd in Jakarta, specifically against Article 1, on the (loose) definition of pornography, Article 4, on the production and distribution of pornographic materials, and Article 10, on the banning of public performances thought pornographic. vivanews

However the justices decided that the legal standing of the challenge was not clear and declined to hear the case. Justice Maria Farida Indriati said

You all come from Minahasa groups but in your plea you talk about Papuan and Betawi people, who are you actually representing?

Justice Akil Mochtar advised them to bring the case as individual citizens of Indonesia, not as representatives of social organisations, and to clear up the basic errors in the submission, and then try again at a later date. kompas


187 Comments on “Judicial Review Cases, UU Porno”

  1. schmerly says:

    AS.. Well your the one who seems to think you have all the answers to the worlds problems, so its time to put your money where your mouth is.

  2. Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Schmerly,

    Study countries around the world where child prostitution and human trafficking has been stamped out. Select key elements. Adjust to local environment.

    Suspect it’ll be a combination of civil society pressure, raising police salaries, tightening punishment mechanisms, overall improvement in government along with rising national incomes – ie economic growth over a long period of time.

    Sure, websites like this can help a bit. But moral outrage is only a starting point. There are certain people who get a thrill out of outrage towards, corrupt, evil institutions, feeling it enforces their own moral superiority. Such attitudes can help mobilize action, but don’t of themselves explain the problem at hand.

  3. schmerly says:

    AS.. Yea fair enough, about the only sensible answer I’ve heard from you.

  4. diego says:

    @schmerly

    There you go. Good progress.

    So, when are you going to join us worshipping AS?

  5. schmerly says:

    diego..

    So, when are you going to join us worshipping AS?

    As soon as I arrive on Mars.

  6. Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Oh, and Schmerly…

    Reintroduce nationwide study of

    The Pancasila

  7. schmerly says:

    Assmad.. Learn to spell it right: Pantatcilla OK, btw I think it’s high time you studied the American Constitution, let me know how you get on.

  8. Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Mr. Schmerlys Yth.,

    As constitutions go, I think the U.S. one is elegant, relatively succinct and emotionally stirring. Gotta hand it to those Founding Fathers, especially George Washington, reputed to be a bit of a pot smoker. I prefer the preamble to the declaration of independence and the Gettysburg Address, but the U.S. constitution is some cool shit. Wouldn’t work everywhere, though. Other nations will have to tap into the creativity Bung Washington was trying to induce when he called for the separation of male and female plants and to “sew the Indian hemp everywhere.”

  9. schmerly says:

    Assmad.. Don’t you think the old Pancasila rhetoric is getting a bit passé? or perhaps it’s easier for you to just carry on trotting out the same old line yeah?

  10. Achmad Sudarsono says:

    last comment was about the U.S. constitution.

  11. schmerly says:

    Assmad.. Somebody is fiddling about with the posts, not my problem.

  12. Oigal says:

    Suspect it’ll be a combination of civil society pressure, raising police salaries, tightening punishment mechanisms, overall improvement in government along with rising national incomes – ie economic growth over a long period of time.

    This too, appears to be addressing the whole (or is it holistic) issue of corruption, whereas the orginal point Assmad brought up is one that bedevils me as well. I can understand the local copper taking his “cut” in traffic “fines” or dodgy licences etc or the public official skimming the local road contract. I can understand how someone getting paid squat with no chance of promotion bar “contacts” could justify it to himself as “victimless” and why shouldn’t I get in for my cut.

    Where I come to grief is how do they justify it to themselves when it comes to turning a blind eye to child abuse, human trafficing, stealing food aid etc. There are always bastards in the world but for level of such crimes to occur in Indonesia means there some sort of mass delusion going on or what?

    It would be very interesting to have a chat with a senior police official and see what he says if really pressed (although not likely to happen of course).

    The religion issue comes into as well from a outsiders view..If some of these so called pious bastards really are believers..then with their history..are they not terrified..I can think of one presidental candidate that must be fairly sh*tting himself about judgement day.

    …Don’t cry for me……….”

  13. schmerly says:

    Oigal..

    The religion issue comes into as well from a outsiders view..If some of these so called pious bastards really are believers..then with their history..are they not terrified..I can think of one presidental candidate that must be fairly sh*tting himself about judgement day.

    Two faced bastards is more like it, prey on some kid and then go and prey at the mosque.

  14. David says:

    Religion here or perhaps everywhere is not about personal morality, good and evil, it’s about belonging to a tribe, belonging to a group, having a history and a future (through your tribe) when you’re dead and gone. Don’t be naive. Tough or cynical westerner individualists might not ‘get it’ but they are historically in the minority and have no real future themselves going on fertility rates in advanced countries, people who can’t even be bothered reproducing themselves don’t even deserve a future and don’t have one, like the Germans.

    Where I come to grief is how do they justify it to themselves when it comes to turning a blind eye to child abuse, human trafficing, stealing food aid etc.

    Shit happens, what can you do about it, that’s his fate, it’s not my problem, this is how the world is, money, money, money, in late stage civilisations it’s all about money. I don’t actually know the answer just throwing some things out there, in a slightly peculiar mood today.

  15. schmerly says:

    Patung.. I think you’ll find in advanced country’s it makes economical sense to have just a couple of kids, as compared to third world country’s, who breed like rabbits but with no foresight about healthcare or how to feed their kids, just look at the death toll amongst them, and the millions of dollars of aid that go’s into supporting this system, and until these people are either educated or change their religion I can’t see much change happening in next few hundred years.

  16. schmerly says:

    Patung.

    Tough or cynical westerner individualists might not ‘get it’ but they are historically in the minority and have no real future themselves going on fertility rates in advanced countries, people who can’t even be bothered reproducing themselves don’t even deserve a future and don’t have one, like the Germans.

    OK lets just see what sort of a future third world country’s will have, when the massive aid from the west dries up, that should be an interesting scenario.

  17. Cukurungan says:

    Patung.. I think you’ll find in advanced country’s it makes economical sense to have just a couple of kids, as compared to third world country’s, who breed like rabbits but with no foresight about healthcare or how to feed their kids, just look at the death toll amongst them, and the millions of dollars of aid that go’s into supporting this system, and until these people are either educated or change their religion I can’t see much change happening in next few hundred years.

    Life is not about economical sense only but it involves many thing such as social sense, sex sense, and spiritually sense and so on… yes… the western country has economic advantage over the third world although those economic advantage was mostly acquired through pillage the wealth of the third world people, unfortunately, those advantage does not mean much, because, the west have failed to produce anything positive for mankind welfare and environment, instead the west has become the worst offender humanity and nature harmony, their economic advantage has produce nothing except the excessive natural resources exploitation and consumption and wide spread genital dieses around the globe and now, it become even worsening because the west has become best breeding center of pedophile.

    OK lets just see what sort of a future third world country’s will have, when the massive aid from the west dries up, that should be an interesting scenario.

    The west aid is not more and not lest than silently stole from us billion dollar and return to us few cent dollar with Big Advertisement

  18. Oigal says:

    people who can’t even be bothered reproducing themselves don’t even deserve a future and don’t have one, like the Germans.

    Wow..One from straight out the Christian Rights handbook that one, personally I would say the opposite. Rampant over-breeding may well be the undoing of us all. Although Schmers..it does prove the point that it is not a mosque thing or a church thing more just a “bastards” thing, there is just as much human trafficing going on it Catholic East Timor as there is here (% wise).

    The interesting issue to me is how any “true believer” (of any format) justifies acting in such an way that creates such victims. From a unbelievers point of view it is a curious piece of double delusion, eithier judgement day ain’t coming or I have managed to convince myself that the big guy aint watching all the time, not really compatiable pieces of logic for a believer one would think?

    Although I agree with Patung that there much you can do about it.. I point I was trying to make (and dare I say it Assmad and he is no normal friend of mine) it would be interesting to hear someone how such a stance is justified if only from a human condition point of view.

    Patung…really bizarre post..is that a postion? comment? or troll for effect?

  19. Oigal says:

    because, the west have failed to produce anything positive for mankind welfare and environment,

    Laugh…Obviously they have not managed to provide universal immunisation from ignorant trolls…

    Gee it was almost an intelligent conversation there for awhile.

  20. schmerly says:

    @ Cukie.. I’ll keep this short and sweet, clear off back to the numpty club and join the others doing Ring a Ring o’ roses wearing their silly hats, because your fatuous comments just ‘aint worth answering.

  21. David says:

    Oigal, Schmerly, peoples who don’t breed at a sufficient rate die, I don’t see anything controversial about it, common sense of course, unless you have other information about how peoples continue to exist,…Storks? Aliens? what I’m getting at is that it is the peoples who have abandoned their gods and their tribes who seem to have given up the ghost and like I said can’t even be bothered breeding anymore. In Europe the average fertility rates for southern and eastern European countries are sub 1.5 = suicide, in western Europe it is a little higher but still sub replacement level – the governments of those countries are generally aware of the problem and trying to deal with it which you would have noticed from the Der Spiegel article I linked to….so it’s a commonly understood problem, it’s not about arguing for over-breeding it’s about survival of peoples, cultures, and languages – 100 years from now there will be no more Estonians, Ukrainains, and after them the Russians and Italians will be gone – the causes of it are what’s interesting….I’m suggesting it’s due to lack or loss of religious belief and tribal/ethnic group identity, ie will to live. But others see it as an economic problem, caused by the high costs of having children in advanced societies, I’m open that argument as well….

  22. Lairedion says:

    Patung said:

    people who can’t even be bothered reproducing themselves don’t even deserve a future and don’t have one, like the Germans.

    Eerm, Patung, in a way one could argue AH couldn’t have put it better since he was so overtly concerned with the survival of the master race. 😉

    To add an argument, people who keep on breeding are ignorant of the extreme pressure they put on their habitat and our fragile planet as a whole don’t deserve a future.

    If we don’t look after our planet, in 100 years there will be nothing to live for for all of us….

  23. ET says:

    schmerly said

    @ Cukie.. I’ll keep this short and sweet, clear off back to the numpty club and join the others doing Ring a Ring o’ roses wearing their silly hats, because your fatuous comments just ‘aint worth answering.

    Actually Cukie is one of the most interesting contributors in this forum. He reminds us constantly of the defamatory lowmindedness, spite, jealousy and racial hatred some are capable of here. But fortunately there is this Balinese wisdom that buta kala (bottom-dwelling evil spirits) also have a function in this world. Sometimes they even get offerings, usually some rotten meat.

  24. ET says:

    Patung

    peoples who don’t breed at a sufficient rate die, I don’t see anything controversial about it, common sense of course, unless you have other information about how peoples continue to exist

    Civilizations come, develop, die off and are replaced by new ones. In the grand scheme of things it has always been like this and it probably is the way it is meant to be. Shiva at work, destruction followed by renewal, the way nature works. In the process however new insights are created that are passed on from one generation or civilization to the next. Those that didn’t stand the test of time are discarded. The valuable ones remain and form the basis for future developments.
    That’s how evolution works. The process is important, the content is only secondary. Civilizations, let alone its members, aren’t indispensable. After having done their thing they disappear or self-destruct. They are nothing more than a stage in the pursuit of the Unknown.

  25. David says:

    ET, there you go on your metaphysical stuff again…but yes peoples do come and go, it’s just that there are an awful lot of them ‘going’ right now…just interested in the reasons…

    Eerm, Patung, in a way one could argue AH couldn’t have put it better since he was so overtly concerned with the survival of the master race.

    L, so the governments of western Europe are Nazi because they are concerned about the lack of fertility in their countries? – you can think about in economic terms if you don’t like the ‘survival’ stuff. Weak tax base, too many old, unproductive people, political resistance to immigration, and all that, which is of course how the governments do think about it, but it boils down to the same thing…whether physical survival, or economic, it’s much the same.

  26. ET says:

    Patung

    but yes peoples do come and go, it’s just that there are an awful lot of them ‘going’ right now…just interested in the reasons…

    Maybe because there is just too many of them. In more down-to-earth terms that is what I meant above, a self-regularitory mechanism to thin out what the earth cannot support and what stands in the way of a healthy development.

  27. ET says:

    self-regulatory, of course.

  28. Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Seksi Mr. Patoengs, Mr. ET.,

    There is only one solution.

    I, Achmad Sudarsono, must help boost German fertility levels.

    I will lead an advance “special forces” seksi team of me, Cukurungan, AAB, and Mr. Purba Negoro.

    Mr. Patoengs is welcome to join in the advance team.

    Schmerly can watch and learn for technique, then he, Oigal, and others can join in the second wave.

    Va Va Voom !

  29. David says:

    Mr. Purba Negoro is no longer with us, he’s back in Scunthorpe or whereever…I don’t think much of your advance team….

  30. Oigal says:

    Schmerly can watch and learn for technique, then he, Oigal, and others can join in the second wave.

    Oigal, Schmerly, peoples who don’t breed at a sufficient rate die,

    mmmm… thats twice I have been put in the same box as Schmers..not sure that is a good thing

    Sorry Schmers but your rants do at times resemble a white cukkie slant.. I think i have been insulted..

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