Any Aceh Punks About? No Matter – Watch The Video!


I suppose I’m about as far as it gets from being a ‘punk!’

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Sejumlah anak punk (punkers) yang terjaring penertiban mendapat pembinaan di Sekolah Polisi Negara (SPN) Seulawah, Kabupaten Aceh Besar, Selasa (13/12

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But I did post sympathetically at the time, when the Islamist gestapo in Aceh desended on the punk kids up there and set about them. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/aceh-shariastapo-goes-ott-lets-show-conservative-solidarity-with-punks/

Hence it befits me to post again, a rather good music video by a Jakarta band, expats and locals, called Citizen Useless.-

It’s Hard to be a Punk in Aceh!

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citizen useless

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoWDeUmp-58

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ppp_tetapkan_illiza_kembali_dampingi_mawardy_nurdin_147 Smile on the face of the shariah tigress- Illiza of Aceh

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You’ll see various newsclips interspersed with the band’s performance, and regular RRA readers will recognise some familiar faces, that ghastly Deputy Mayoress Illiza,  for one, and various scenes of shariah cruelty.

Nothing wrong with corporal punishment, per se, if it’s for bashing an old lady to steal her purse.

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The Sharia Hell of Aceh!

The Sharia Hell of Aceh!

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But when a girl gets whipped for being alone with her boy-friend, or working men for playing cards with their mates?

A grim and grisly place, Aceh. https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/shariah-aceh-hell-can-get-hotter/

Verandah of Mecca, they like to call it.

But I’d say the Gateway to Hell might be more appropriate.

PS – Citizen Useless have a new album out tomorrow.  Any Port in a Storm, available online at

http://citizenuseless.bandcamp.com