No to sex outside marriage, the Indonesian parliament approved the legislative amendments by a majority. The squeeze in the Muslim-majority country comes along with other important changes to the penal code.
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Punishable also “foreign visitors”Even the vice president of the Parliament, Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, expressed his approval of the text approved by the parliament.Sex outside marriage will be punished with one year in prison, ed the code applies to both citizens and foreign visitors. Adultery allegations must be based on police reports filed by your spouse, parents, or children.
Last month a parliamentary task force had finalized the bill which consists of 627 articles, yesterday unanimously approved.
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Up to 3 years to transitionAfter ratification, the new penal code will have to be signed by the president, however its application will not be immediate: it will take a maximum of three years to pass from the old to the new code.
The other provisions of the new code Illegal the promotion of contraception and the blasphemy religious, restored on ban on insulting a president in office and a vice president, such as the “state”, the institutions and the national ideology. Insulting a president can lead to up to three years in prison.