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.


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. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    @ ET

    Nice attempt to discredit me. What can you say about patriotic brothers in arms like Dr. Ahmad Sudarsono and Pak Dumadi Satrio? They are whitey Javanese, aren’t they? You shooting yourself in your foot yet again.

  2. schmerly says:


    As a poet, pencak silat teacher, and ukulele player,

    You forgot to add: chronic masturbator!

  3. Achmad Sudarsono says:


    Lame gag, dude.

  4. schmerly says:

    Assmad.. Yes lame but true, from your lame writings it’s the most apt definition of you.

  5. Achmad Sudarsono says:


  6. Suryo Perkoso says:

    To be fair to my brother Achmad, it is clearly that Schmerly has no idea about the latent javanese power that courses through your soul.

    That, and you do cook a mean veggie chili….

  7. Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Thanks, Suryo. Glad you liked it.

  8. Suryo Perkoso says:

    Everything from you is seksiness.

  9. Cukurungan says:

    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.

    Pak Ahmad YTH,

    Have you checked condition over there? Is it not too dangerous to us to take action?

    I am just wondering that the condition over there is the same like other western country where the tyranny feminism is still roaming street and the bed room.

  10. Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Bpk Cukurungan Yth.,

    tyranny feminism is still roaming street and the bed room.

    That’s why they need us…

    Maybe Lairdie can join the advance teams..

  11. Oigal says:

    with loud-mouths and red-necks like Dragonball, Oiga and yourself

    Dang.. twice within seven days I find myself agreeing with Assmad..

    why u so grumpy all of a sudden

    Redneck? Loudmouth?

    To quote the famous Kamal “Why is everyone so unkind” oh well, tis the curse of the opinionated man I guess.

    His sin was his debate style, not his knowledge

    That’s a joke right? It was embarassing to read his inept grasp of history and facts, personally I would think most real Indonesians would wince at the lack of knowledge displayed.

    Sad really, more than enough accurate information around to challenge most people perceptions without resorting to lying or deliberate misinformation…Silly really to easy for people to double check facts and statements these days.

  12. oigal says:

    By the way..I think red neck and loud mouth is such a mean tag…how about conservative liberal?

  13. schmerly says:

    All, I think we’ve found ourselves a couple of little bencong here:

    Thanks, Suryo. Glad you liked it.

    And this:

    Everything from you is seksiness.

    So there are fairies in the jungle!

  14. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    @ Lairedion

    PN could be married to a Javanese and have his wife written his Javanese posts or maybe he also has a Javanese friend like you. And Purba is a Batak marga name.

    Finla jigsaw puzzle solved. (don’t ask me how I know).

    My source followed the building claims and organisation mentioned. Incredibly, everything said was spot on. There is a Javanese contractor who an ex-serviceman, now a businessman, had kids studying in Melbourne. However, he only provided the input, his cheeky bule employee penned most of the comments.

  15. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    @ Oinkgal

    By the way..I think red neck and loud mouth is such a mean tag…how about conservative liberal?

    Come to think of it, it is unfair to place you in the same pedestral as schmerly [sic] as he is the less intelligent of the lots.

    The right tag should be Imperialistic Christian Bigot; your brothers-in-arms; Barry Prima (Javanese called him the whitey traitor) is the Imperialistic Islamist Bigot.

    schmerly [sic], ahh .. less said the better. So far he had only posted unintelligent scrawls.

  16. Suryo Perkoso says:

    Schmerly – you use Indonesian terminology – I assume (don’t go there) that you CAN speak the lingo?

  17. schmerly says:

    @ AssmadsAngryBitch… You seem to have missed my previous post, however here it is again.

    .. I was wondering if you’ve ever had an original thought? you know one of your very own! or is your rhetoric simply from the repetitious brainwashing you’ve had over the years from the local imam, who in turn would have had the same brainwashing as you, it’s a kind of self perpetuating brain disease isn’t it? reducing people to no more than brain dead zombies who actually believe in something that doesn’t exist.

    AAB: “So far he had only posted unintelligent scrawls” I think what I’ve just posted above should cover that.

  18. Suryo Perkoso says:

    Schmerly, in Javanese, we have a phrase which loosely translated means :-

    Better to stay quiet and let people think that you are a course, common, poorly educated bule, than to open your mouth and confirm it.

    Please remember that we Javanese hate such confrontation – manners are paramount, even when dealing with fools.

  19. schmerly says:

    @ Bodoh Perkoso..

    I assume (don’t go there) that you CAN speak the lingo?

    Assume again!! Oh dear! you’ll never learn will you Simple Simon? sorry but It’s going to have to be the numpty club for you!

    And as for me speaking, as you put it, the lingo that’s for me to know and you find out about.

    Do have a nice day.

  20. Suryo Perkoso says:

    Masih terngiang ditelingaku
    Bisik cintamu
    Betapa lembut dan mesranya
    Aku terlena

  21. schmerly says:

    @ Bodoh Perkoso…

    Schmerly, in Javanese, we have a phrase which loosely translated means

    Yes I’ve noticed your same old Java Jive, just like the rest of your numpty chums, read the Pancacila Etc., Etc., or quotes from the Koran LoL, I’m waiting for the time when one of you can produce some original thought, but mind you I’m going to hold my breath on this one.

    Have a nice day Simple Simon.

  22. Achmad Sudarsono says:


    Aku Terlena Juga !

    Va Va Voom !

  23. Oigal says:

    Imperialistic Christian Bigot;

    Now you are just plain spitting vomit..Me..Christian??? Close tho, I believe in just one less God than that..although I could convert to the roman gods..there really knew how to have good time!

    You can accuse me of being many things but skip placing me with the terminally deluded who still need big mommy in the sky to justify their actions.

  24. Oigal says:

    course, common, poorly educated bule,

    This would be opposed to a common, coarse, badly educated, KKB (kampung Kaya Baru).

    Yea I know I have used the term twice now sorry…busy

    if you are going to try and claim the moral high ground then
    You are right Suryo..manners count,

  25. Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Seksi Pak Oigal Yth.,

    I think you’d like the song…


  26. Suryo Perkoso says:

    I’m not trying to claim anything dear chap, and if you are going to create Indonesian singkatan, then you might take the trouble to get it right. At the very least KBK – Kampungan Baru Kaya would suffice.

    In the case where my argument was flawed then I may have need to claim the moral high ground, in this case, I have no need. In any event I remain polite.

    I don’t know about “terlena”

    Ake wes kesel

  27. ET says:

    About the Javanese lingo.

    Suryo Perkoso

    Interesting comment about the BoJo – most of Mr PN’s jowo was nggoko tempered with madya – very little inggil slung in – it’s just something a native speaker doesn’t do, but bules do when they forget the ngokko for something.

    I’m not an expert on BoJo but thanks to Purba Negoro I know now what the meaning is of bawuk .
    Thank you PN, wherever come from.

  28. Suryo Perkoso says:

    I just hope you know what the real meaning of “bawuk” is in it’s two different contexts.

    Try this one:-

    Panggah nyambut ndhok JaTim
    Nyambut apa sih?

    If you intend to be offensive with the term “bawuk” and it will only work in JaTeng, then try “amputan” or for even more effect “tempik”.

  29. ET says:

    I just hope you know what the real meaning of “bawuk” is in it’s two different contexts.

    I mean in the context of “… si bule dhogol iki- mbatek cium bawuknya tanpa kawinan.” 🙂

  30. Oigal says:

    think John Howard in Oz was fairly cunning, and undemocratic, about this though, he played to anti-immigration sentiment of people to win elections while at the same time overseeing a massive increase in immigration

    Patung.. Have you been reading the daily socialist again?

    Despite the rants and raves of the ignorant left, JH obviosly was not the anti-immigrant PM as so joyously painted by the trough feeders. Standing firm on illegal immigrants whilst conducting controlled immigration is not such a difficult concept and it remains only a figment of the bitter left’s imagination that the oz voters didn’t understand that (although to be fair a key plank in the lefts platform is..we are smarter than the rest of yas..so there!).

    Funny now, the silence of the loons that the hollow man PM Krudd has massively cut immigration and virtually ignores Indonesia, the idiots don’t even notice. One the plus side only another 18 months of temporary insantity by the oz electorate left.

    Although for the oz haters, a couple more terms of the current government and their wish that oz experience third world status may just come true.

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