Indonesia’s parliament approved a new criminal code on Tuesday that bans sex outside marriage with a punishment of up to one year in jail, despite worries the laws may scare away tourists from its tropical shores and harm investment. The new code, which will apply to Indonesians and foreigners alike, also prohibits... read full story
"We deeply regret the government has closed its eyes. We have already expressed our concern to the ministry of tourism about how harmful this law is,"
Photo: Indonesian Law and Human Right Minister Yasonna Laoly, left, pose for the media with Deputy House Speaker Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, center, during a session ratifying the country's new criminal code at the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. Indonesia's Parliament passed a long-awaited and controversial revision of its penal code Tuesday that criminalizes extramarital sex for citizens and visiting foreigners alike. (AP Photo)