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  • ross1948 13:34 on May 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alcohol, Blitar, , , , , , ,   

    In Blitar, East Java, Dere’s Da Good News…And Da Kill-Joys! 

    The good news for the fine folks who live in Blitar, East Java, is that the local authorities have told  the numerous mosques in the city ‘not to broadcast tadarus (Quran recitals) over loud speakers after 10pm.’

    A welcome relief, no doubt.

    Mosque noise is an issue that has long been making news, not just in the provinces but all over Indonesia, most recently, and shockingly in Sumatra…

    Jackboot! Woman Jailed For Complaint About Mosque Noise! 

    …where a court verdict on a harmless woman appalled decent people around the world.

    There was too the victimisation of a Muslim man in Aceh…

    Aceh – Muslim Seeks Quieter Mosques, Bullied Into Silence, after ‘Death Threats!’ 

    …which of course is run by shariah fanatics…



    …but also in Jakarta..

    …where even former Vice-President Kalla, himself a serious Muslim, acknowledged the problem.


    Turn It Down! Ex VP Urges Volume Control for Noisy Indonesian Mosques 

    For my part, I’ve long since ceased to be bothered in my comfy bed, but a nice London lass I know actually moved house, from Rasuna Said to a district way down in Jakarta’s south, simply because the constant and incredible volume of calls to prayer rendered her incapable of getting a proper rest.

    So it’s commendable that, in Blitar, the head of the Public Order Officer Unit (Satpol PP), a Mr. Juari, showed a sensible grasp of reality.

    He noted that fasting all day left people tired out after work so no wonder his sensible circular ‘had received a warm welcome from a wide cross-section of the community, including the takmir..’

    However, for Blitar people, that might have been the only bit of news that they got this month.

    the Blitar city has also banned live music performances and the sale of liquor in cafes, hotels and other entertainment spots…“Satpol PP will take stern action against cafes selling alcoholic drinks,” said Juari, adding that routine patrols would be held to monitor the city during Ramadan…  https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/05/07/blitar-bans-quran-recitals-over-loud-speakers-after-10-p-m.html

    Which brings me back to my usual theme at this time of year.


    If those who wish to be as devout as can be cannot walk by a cafe selling beer or playing music without caving in to temptation, what kind of commitment do they have to their devotion?

    Fact is, they should be grateful for the opportunity to resist, to show their grit.

    If they sat in a sound-proof room all through Ramadhan, what would that prove?

    Nothing at all.

    I could echo the late President Gus Dur, who exalted religious liberty and tolerance. He urged fasters to respect non-fasters!


    gus dur fasting


    I could talk about the civil rights of those who are not obliged by their creeds to observe the fasting.

    But they’re just minorities!

    Who cares about their rights?

    Not the kill-joy crowd, that’s for sure.

  • ross1948 21:36 on September 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alcohol, cats brain cancer, danger, one drink a day   

    One Drink’ll Kill Ya? Sod Off, ‘Experts!’ 

    Thank God for the know-all nitwits known as the health lobby.
    Even on a lovely day like this, when the absence of the new washing-machine – meant to be delivered in the morning and here it’s 3pm and no sign of it – has kept me indoors, waiting patiently like a Titanic passenger waiting for a life-boat, the freako experts who have declared that one drink of any intoxicating beverage per day is a health risk too far – really! – had me chortling.

    It makes me recall that ridiculous report a while back that cats give you brain cancer!
    Cats may be spreading brain cancer to their owners, scientists warned last night. They have linked a parasite that breeds in cats’ stomachs with brain tumours in people.’

    The dimwits behind that hogwash actually admitted it was mere scare-mongering.

    …they can’t prove that our feline friends are to blame… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2019170/Can-cat-cancer-Parasite-bellies-linked-brain-tumours.html

    But since when does absence of proof get allowed to spoil a scare story?

    My cat is now 18 years old, and has slowed down a lot recently, understandably, since one of her years is said to be eqivalent to seven of ours.
    She is of an amiable disposition, as a rule, but I imagine she’d be as indignant at the “expert” slur against her kind as I am at the latest nutjob assertion that even one of the shots I sank last month – those free-flow nights are something else!- is likely to take me down.

  • ross1948 09:14 on July 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    As Jakarta Booze-Ban Looms, Winnipeg Inches Forward 

    Looking back Westwards, or, more accurately in geographical terms, northeastwards, I see Canada is inching forwards, at least in Manitoba, where there are reports of reforms to liquor laws.

    Beer taprooms in Manitoba open as provincial liquor laws relaxed

    • Hendro 13:03 on July 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      But 9 0clock is so early. Do the people in Canada have curfew for bedtime? I am on the side with you Ross and I hope our Governor Ahok will bring the beer back. The government must stop the stupid parties in the parliament before we get shariah drink law or I mean no-drink law here in Indonesia


  • ross1948 12:20 on May 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , alcohol, Fahira Idris, , Genam, , mini-marts, ,   

    De-Wowsering Jakarta? Ahok, Alkohol and Anti-Miras! 


    In Australia, it is a derogatory word denoting a person who saps all the fun out of any given situation. Derived from the temperance movement….


    Wowser Wasters! Islamists pouring perfectly good beer down the drain
     Some very confusing media reports floating around our fine city, with WNJ What’s New Jakarta | Jakarta Events Calendar, Expats & Guide saying that soon a new golden age will dawn with beer once more on sale in mini-marts after long boring months, a year or so, I guess, of petty prohibition.
    Yet other people are warning Governor Ahok that he lacks the legal power to implement such a common sense reform.
    The Guv has his faults….
    • ahok Ahok
    …but when he averred that beer should be sold in minimarts…Ahok: Seharusnya Bir Bisa Dijual di Minimarket …surely most sane Jakartans cheered.
    Yet I think What’s New Jakarta is jumping the gun.
    Ahok has been accused of not understanding the law ( in which case he’s not alone – very few rational people understood why such a mean-spirited crack-down was ever imposed on the cheerful capital)
    But PosMetro.com quotes that noisy lady, Fahira Idris, an anti-booze activist who chairs Genam – that’s the National Movement Anti Miras (miras is short for minuman keras – strong drink, a category in which she apparently includes beer!)



     Ms. Fahira Idris, the Anti-Alcohol Gal. She’s kinda cute, but not my type, nor I hers, I’ll bet!


    Fahira reckons Ahok erred on the facts because he has a lot of problems and is therefore unfocused.
    She added that “Regulation 06/2015 is still in force. This means that in every mini-market in Indonesia it’s illegal to sell alcohol.”
    Now, despite her headscarf, I believe that Fahira is not motivated by the intolerant sectarian arrogance behind certain other elements that have long wanted to outlaw amber nectar.
    IslamoNazis, for instance, appear to think that because they are religiously obliged to stay dry, all the rest of us else have to sling that abstinence albatross around our necks too.
    ‘Okay, guys, let’s start swigging, fast!’
    Fahira, in contrast, comes across as genuinely convinced that drinking is just bad, for you, for me, for society.
    But her logic seems faulty. .

    Fahira revealed that Article 46 states “any person or entity is prohibited from distributing, storing and selling alcoholic beverages without the permission of the competent authority in accordance with the provisions of the legislation.’

    If that’s the case, then Ahok, as Jakarta’s Governor, the competent authority, may bring the city back to its senses.

    Or maybe not – he has no majority on the city council, which has an awful array of fanatics among its ranks‘You’re Only An Adult! It’s Past Your Bedtime!’ Jakarta Rules, OK? 

    Fahira seems to think Ahok’s musings make people anxious.

    Actually, the long trek to big shopping ccntres since mini-marts stopped selling what I want has made me anxious from time to time. She also has a strange notion that the ban was imposed because minimarts are all located in settlements..

    By that, I guess, she means residential areas. 

    Which is where beer is required. Otherwise we need to make those long journeys. But there’s no end to the lady’s belly-aching.

    Bellicose belly-aching, at that. .

    “If you still insist, we’ll fight. So do not try… “

    But Jakarta’s IslamoNazis are also up in arms over the issue. http://megapolitan.harianterbit.com/megapol/2016/05/24/62307/28/18/Miras-Dijual-Bebas-FPI-Siap-Lawan-Ahok

    Those intolerants want beer to vanish from the shelves of the big supermarkets too!

    Where the heck would we go then?

    Shoe-shops? Barber-shops?

    Actually, that latter is no bad idea – a frosty lager while the tukang ramput is giving you a short-back-and-sides? 

    Or how about department stores?


    Those delightful assistants are at least as fetching as the bar-maids who were pouring for me last night!

    But we can look at the white-shirt gangster group’s take on the problem later today, or tomorrow….

    Last word to the Jakarta Post, which proclaims the Ahok reform as a done deal – http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/05/27/consumers-vendors-applaud-relaxing-of-alcohol-rules.html

    …but then breaks our hearts by adding that the mini-marts have not acted on it yet! Their excuse is that management hasn’t sent out instructions.

    Or perhaps somebody at head office is scared that IslamoNazi gangsters will resort to their usual cowardly ‘sweeping’ – mob invasions – to intimidate their staff.

    Since many mini-mart staff are slightly-built young ladies, that’s exactly the kind of target these kind of thugs prefer. 



    • Laurence Heall 13:49 on May 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Ross. Wowser = We Only Want Social Evils Removed. Laurence. [West. Australian]


      • ross1948 19:46 on May 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks for that, Laurence. I first heard it when I first visited Oz over thirty years ago but never knew its origins.
        It has a certain ring to it!


  • ross1948 11:00 on April 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , alcohol, Arwani Thomafi, , , , , , DPR, , , , minol, , ,   

    Minol Dilarang? Bright Morning Here But Dark Age Looms! 


    It’s a fine morning out there, and in here breakfast is being prepared.

    Later I must get going and find a computer store, to install my latest Kapersky anti-virus. These modern computers don’t have a slot into which the disk fits, so I need the assistance of somebody who knows his (or preferably her!) way around technology.

    However, before heading out, a word on some news spotted in Republika.com.




    Although I’m sure there are some sensible people among the ranks of Indonesia’s PPP  – United Development Party  – (the current Minister of Religious Affairs, Lukman, is a member and he’s a vast improvement on his predecessor, the unspeakable Suryadharma Ali, who was and is also PPP) its followers rarely say things which meet with my approval.

    Thus no surprise to read the outburst from Arwani Thomafi, who sits on the House of Representatives Commission V.


    Arwani has just declared that the introduction of nationwide prohibition is the responsibility of the public and law enforcement officials.

    Infantilising the population, denying that they are mature enough to decide for themseleves what they wish to drink, is, alas, only to be expected from the political establishment here.

    We have, even in Jakarta, civic leaders who reckon all good little boys and girls, including adults, should be tucked up in their cosy wee beds by midnight! 



    ‘You’re Only An Adult! It’s Past Your Bedtime!’ Jakarta Rules, OK? 

    But Arwani did surprise me by denying that the Prohibition Bill, now reaching its final stage in committee, is sectarian.

    The principle of the prohibition of minol by Parliament is not because of the religious aspect, but in of health, social and economic terms.

    ( minol  = minuman alkohol = alcoholic beverages)



    • The impact of these negative effects, in the field of criminality, that is what concerns us, not a matter of Islam and non-Islam..

    Well, that’s like banning cars because some drivers are reckless!

    So that’s not how others see this pending legislation.


    Shariah Controlled Zone_thumb[1]


    Creeping Shariah is one alternative perception, dragooning grown-ups by a Big Brother state which perceives a glass of cold beer on a hot day as haram – and is not satisfied with the normal age-restrictions on beer-sales and the already draconian restrictions on where we can buy such appealing products.

    Creeping Shariah,’ Warns Prof. Muhammed, As Jakarta Dims! 

    And thanks to Arwani, we learn that it’s not so ‘creeping.’ He boasts that there are numerous regencies (local government areas) all over the archipelago that have introduced such intolerant diktats, including Papua Manokwari,  South Jogjakarta, Sleman, South Kalimantan Banjarbaruand provinces...


    The Sharia Hell of Aceh!

    The Sharia Hell of Aceh!


    …and of course let’s not forget the focus of brutal bigotry in Indonesia, Aceh, where the joys of shariah law are displayed to perfection in our photograph of a cowardly masked fanatic beating a young girl before an audience of baying savages. 

  • ross1948 19:56 on September 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alcohol, , , , minimarkets, , , Srie Agustina,   

    Jakarta Minimart Beer Ban – Hopes Dashed for Real Reform? 

    Ludicrous reading how Ontario inches forward, somewhat hesitantly, on the issue of selling drinks to those who wish to drink…Beer is coming to grocery stories…so what’s the catch? …with ridiculous conditions that continue to show weird distrust of Ontarians.


    wynne Comrade Wynne, Premier of Ontario


    However, with a lesbian cultural marxist running the province, at least we can’t blame sectarian prejudice!


    But how sad to read the bad news here where I live, that our hopes for a rollback of the ‘creeping shariah’ gloom inflicted on Indonesia by the current government……have been dashed, after a senior bureaucrat reaffirmed that the authorities don’t trust their own citizens enough to let them buy a cold beer on a hot day – at least not at any place convenient to where they live and/or work.  




    It’s quite pitiful, really, how foreign tourists (but not, alas, foreign residents!) are deemed more worthy of such a ‘privilege’ than Indonesians.

    But that is the clear message from Ms. Srie Agustina, Director of Domestic Trading. 

    “The director general regulation will only allow for the sale of liquor in tourist areas. It could be outside tourist areas, but such a distribution arrangement should have license permits from the regent or the major. But the sale will not be at minimarkets.  


    On the other hand, it could be argued that Jakarta, as a fascinating capital city, could be declared a ‘tourist area’ in its entirety!

    Oh well, batten down the hatches.

    I’m off on holiday soon, to a country where people are free to get hold of a beer when they’re thirsty. 

  • ross1948 20:39 on September 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Wet Season Comes Back To Jakarta – But Do We hear Cheers? 

    Rain came beating down suddenly last night, no big deal at that time of day, since I was safely indoors with one of my frequent pleasant visitors!

    But rain is not welcome, as the weather here in Jakarta has been positively brilliant for weeks, sun-bathing out front whenever I had time to do so – at least once a day!



    But hot air recently too, from the kill-joy element, which abhors anything like fun, and especially if that fun includes beer!

    (Just wait till they have a majority in Munich – no more Oktoberfest! Oktoberfest Arabesque – Munich’s New Look? )




    Last week there was a report that the IslamoNazi gangster group, the FPI (Islam Defenders Front) were ranting against a possible roll-back of that damnable decree which forbade the sale of alcohol at minimarts.

    Jafar Sidiq, described as ‘FPI Secretary General,’ has issued a scarcely veiled threat that if police do not satisfy demands to deny citizens the right to shop for beer, his bigot band foresees vigilante vandalism.

    …if the authorities do not crack down on the source of all evil, then the public will take over and seize liquor that’s illicit and then destroy it.http://www.eramuslim.com/berita/nasional/fpi-kecam-ahok-dan-siapapun-yang-ingin-legalkan-kembali-miras-di-indonesia.htm

    These jihadist hoodlums always cloak their thuggery in self-righteous slogans. The FPI’s record is particularly deplorable, not just vandalism but violence, as we have oftimes told you. 

    Sejumlah massa dari Front Pembela Islam (FPI) melakukan aksi di depan Gedung Mahkaman Konstitusi (MK), Jakarta, Rabu (27/1).

    FPI in West Java – ‘Let’s Burn Out the Orphans!’ 


    fpi kill busddhist




    What’s got Jafar in a lather is the fact that the daft diktat looks set to be replaced by a new regulation, giving local governments the right to decide where the demon drink may be retailed.

    Hence the headline on the Jafar reaction, which translates to ‘FPI CONDEMN AHOK OR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEGALISE ALCOHOL IN INDONESIA’


    The white-shirt mob are scared that, while backward areas, like Aceh up north and Tangerang, right next door to Jakarta, would no doubt maintain the booze-ban, more enlightened authorities could restore to their citizens the right to buy a beer in, and even sit down outside, the minimarts, to slake their thirst on a sweltering day.

    And arguably the most enlightened local leader in the archipelago is Jakarta’s Governor Ahok!

    ahok Ahok

    Ahok said that he agreed that liquor sales should continue to be partly limited, and not just sold anywhere. He also expressed concern about rampant sales of bootleg liquor, which, he said, was dangerous for human health.

    Good for the Governor! Home-made hooch kills.

    A measure of legit lager, on the other hand, invariably revives. Nobody has proposed selling the cool stuff all over the place, in butchers’ or bakers’ or candle-stick makers’ commercial premises.  But a return to the ease and convenience of buying a six-pack at a corner-shop would represent a retreat from the dark road Indonesia has seemed to be treading for some considerable time.

    Creeping Shariah,’ Warns Prof. Muhammed, As Jakarta Dims! 

    If Ahok acts to bring back sanity to the capital, he will get a LOT of support from the common folk, because the original wowser rule, though primarily appeasement of sectarian parties in parliament, also carries a nasty whiff of class distinction.

    Selling beer is no problem for posh hotels at present.

    But places where the non-affluent hang out? No way! Even big supermarkets have been coerced into sequestering their provision of alcohol in special zones, no longer on the shelves like any other product sought by discerning customers.




    Last word to Interior Minister Tjahjo, who has been reported as talking sense. 

    “Drunkenness should not be adduced as an excuse for disallowing the sale of alcohol.” .





    • JazPen 09:43 on September 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      At last you are back on regular local news, Ross and I like this a lot more than the depressing European stories.

      Do you think Jokowi will let the prohibition law get passed. I think it would be disasterous for the tourist industry – why would people come here if they cant get a beer on a hot day like today,


  • ross1948 23:21 on July 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Smokers Nabbed in Bali – But How About Us Drinkers! 

     Ngurah Rai International Airport 3 Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport


    Big news on that Bali website, a raid on smokers in the airport. http://www.balidiscovery.com.

    If you expect me to deplore the action targetting my fellow tobacco-fans, stroll on. Ngurah Rai has greatly improved its smoking area, from a dank, densely-packed, little overgrown cupboard to a nice open-air place.

    And civilised smokers don’t complain ( and shouldn’t transgress) when civilised facilities are available – I only wish that new Jakarta Terminal would be as considerate!

    But how about drinkers?



    Ever since that intolerant edict was promulgated, which bans minimarts across the archipelago from selling a few bottles or cans of beer to honest citizens on a hot day (and we’re having very hot days in Jakarta at the moment – again, no complaints, I love hot weather but one does get a thirst!) there has been talk of Bali getting a special dispensation.

    Bingung Buaaanget! – Gimana Minum Bir Di Bali? 

    This is partly because of the tourist issue, but also, surely, because creeping shariah is hard to justify when the great majority of Balinese are Hindus. I haven’t been to Bali recently, so I don’t know how that’s working out. 

    Prohibition Indonesia – Bali Exempt…Sort Of! 

    Any sectarian legislation is a blot on Indonesia’s reputation, but nevertheless, an even more intolerant Islamist law is being pushed through parliament at the moment, which apparently  provides for two years imprisonment for what I’m doing now, having a drink in my own front yard! 

    No More Drink? Jakarta on Brink of Prohibition 



    I enjoy a drink, and a smoke, and by doing so, I don’t bother anyone else. Every Indonesian should have the same right to personal free choice in these matters. Even smokers are given space to relax and enjoy their pastime on the terraces of cafes, in other public places, and of course on their own property.

    So why not drinkers? .

  • ross1948 14:52 on July 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alcohol, , , , , , , john hendri, , , PSK. hookers, Sabilul Alif, tempat hiburan,   

    IslamoNazis And Cops! Bleak Bekasi – But Bravo Jember! 

    Thanks to the Jakarta Globe for reporting the admission by a senior cop that Indonesian police are reluctant to crack down on hate speech, including by hard-line Islamic groups, because there are no “rewards” for doing so and they fear a backlash.


    The man who confirmed what many Indonesians, not just persecuted Christians, Ahmadis and Shia but also plenty of decent Muslims, have long thought, is Sr. Comr. John Hendri of the National Police’s legal division.


    john hendri


    In something of an understatement, he had to agree there is a widely held public perception that the police were unwilling to take on purveyors of hate speech such as groups hostile to minority religious groups.

    “The truth is that police officers who see, hear or experience such incidents can file a report [for subsequent investigation], but tend to be scared to because there’s no reward or guarantee of safety for themselves.”.

    One is taught from childhood that one is only sure of getting one’s rightful reward in Heaven, but let that pass. The JG reminds us that some of the worst perpetrators, in particular the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), have long been championed by the police as providing a community policing service.

    • anfpi2
    • Leaked US diplomatic cables dating from 2006 allege that the FPI, responsible for attacks on minority Islamic communities and Christians, receives funding from the police and acts as the force’s “attack dog.”

    Some of you will recall Timor Pradopo, the National Police Chief who actually welcomed the idea of working hand-in-hand with those IslamoNazi gangsters!



    Here’s our photo, Pradopo having morning coffee with the hoodlums’ leadership. And another, with the Bekasi Gauleiter of the same white-shirt vigilantes.


    pradopo murhali

    And it’s a handy coincidence that this weekend we had proof from Bekasi that the problem of cop collaboration with Islamist bigot bullies hasn’t gone away.


    There really is something rotten in the state of West Java, and in Bekasi in particular.

    • Neneng two-facedi No-Shame Neneng


    The Regent, ‘No-Shame’ Neneng, is a keen enforcer for the nastiest Islamist elements, and during her regime Christians and Ahmadis have seen oppression intensify. Bekasi’s Islamist Regime – ‘We Won’t Allow Religious Liberty If Bigot Thugs Object!’ 

    So who can victims turn to?

    Certainly not the police, who too often turn a blind eye and deaf ear to jihadist brutes, as we’ve covered more than once. I provide the link to our older post, with the video link that records how a senior Bekasi cop ignored a savage’s death-threat to a Christian pastor.  https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/off-with-his-head-jakarta-cops-no-sweat-on-murder-threat/

    • And now we read the cops in Bekasi are working hand in glove with the IslamoNazi FPI. These self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam’ are infamous for their vigilante intimidation  – and for their cowardice.


    fpi skulk in mosque


    Nobody’s forgotten Sukorejo, where the craven bigots scurried into a mosque for safety, and skulked there till assured of a police escort out of town after dark. 

    IslamoNazis V Freedom-Fighters? – Some Chicken, Some Neck! 

    So one sees their logic in strutting round town with armed cops to cover their sorry asses. But what can possess police officers sworn to uphold the law, empowered to act against anti-socials, instead to join hands with hoodlums? That’s what happened last weekend, with a joint ‘sweeping’ swoop.

    Not to round up known louts (hardly – the FPI aren’t going to detain each other!) but to harass ‘dimly-lit stalls’ where beer and cuddly cuties might be available.


    dolly cuddly cuties


    Police West Cikarang, West Java, cooperated with the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) on raids early this morning, Monday (06/07/2015). One of the targets of the operation is the hangouts of commercial sex workers (PSK).

    They wasted the time of 150 officers in this kill-joy tour de force, demonstrating yet again the poor priorities of policing and the authorities’ indifference towards naughties for 11 months of every year, then that self-righteous surge in Ramadan.

    Police Chief  Lintar Mahardono, of Bekasi’s West Cikarang area, admitted that the action was to anticipate the sweeping unilaterally by certain organizations.                          



    So because they fear the thugs may go a-raiding on their own, they invite them to join police operations?

    These cops are armed! If they see white-shirt goon squads roaming the town, all they need to do is draw their side-arms and order the nasty no-goods to disperse, or else!

    • ———————-
    • Sejumlah massa dari Front Pembela Islam (FPI) melakukan aksi di depan Gedung Mahkaman Konstitusi (MK), Jakarta, Rabu (27/1).  FPI in cowardly mask mode


    They’ll scuttle off fast enough!

    Of course there’s no real crime in Bekasi, so the under-worked rozzers may as well wander round with white-shirt sticky-beaks picking on harmless hookers. 

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    • Get real! There’s heaps of REAL crims in Bekasi, who merit the interest of the constabulary FAR more than a gaggle of good-time girls in ‘dimly-lit stalls!’

    But let’s not tar every police officer with that tacky Bekasi brush!

    Compare and contrast with a responsible copper, in Jember,  East Java,   Police Chief Sabilul Alif. who led his men in public confrontation with a convoy comprising dozens of members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), and stopped them in their tracks.

    Telling off the toe-rags!


    There’s at least two You Tube videos of the scene –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krMKYYs4f1E– the fanatics backing off sharpish as Sabilul lays down the law! The videos  have gone viral, suggesting a LOT of people ( over 200,000!) liked what they saw, an honest policeman doing his job, unafraid of curs who never dare step up unless mob-handed.

    “Check and bring all these vehicles to the police station,” said Alif Sabilul to his men. He ordered the layabouts to be checked out and, if need be, reported for crash helmet and vehicular violations, etc., and made clear his professional approach to law and enforcement. 

    I will guarantee security. I will ensure there’s nobody doing anything without authority,” he said. 


    So why does Jember have proper policing, while Bekasi’s Finest patrol in company with undesirables? 

    A community gets the police it deserves?


  • ross1948 07:04 on May 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alcohol, , Child Protection Agency, , , , ,   

    Jakarta Globe Skips Fanatic Role in Prohibition Demand 

    While the Jakarta Globe’s latest story on the ‘creeping shariah’ plan to impose nationwide prohibition on Indonesia does mention the instigatory role of two Islamist parties, there’s a shocking gap in the key part of the report, namely who’s in charge of the KPAI.

    http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/child-protection-commission-backs-nationwide-alcohol-ban/ .

    That’s the National Child Protection Agency, and new readers may be unaware of what has happened within that seemingly innocuous body over the last year or two.


    • asrorun-niam-sholeh-_110920193748-249 KPAI Chair Asrorun in Fatwa mode! 

    Fanatic Stirs JIS Storm – MUI’s Asrorun Demands Sectarian Schooling! 

    However, as we have reported more than once, the KPAI Chairman, Asrorun, is a leading member of the notoriously intolerant MUI, the Islamist ‘Indonesian Council of Scholars.’  Not only that, but he’s the sometime boss of its Fatwa Commission!

    The fanatical extremism of the MUI can be measured by its own pronouncements. Here’s a sample  of our posts on the MUI self-styled ‘scholars’  –

    Islamist ‘Scholars’ – “Don’t Complain if You’re Attacked!” 

    Grovelling Gramedia’s BookBurning Bonanza – Appeasing Fanatics 

    Islamist ‘Scholars’ Disown Thuggery – But We Gotta Behave! 

    – and Asrorun certainly hasn’t disowned their nonsensical diktats, not even the grisly endorsement of female circumcision perpetrated on defenceless little girls. . 


    Kiai Hajj Amin Ma’ruf, pointed out that it is an”advisable practise on moral grounds…he rejects any attempt to declare this practice illegal or contrary to the principles. It comes under the sphere of “human rights,” said the Islamist leader, and is “guaranteed by the Constitution.”    http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Indonesian-Ulema-in-favour-of-female-circumcision:-a-human-right-26948.html

    Child Protection?

    And as for children’s other rights, has Asrorun disowned the outrageous sexism that shariah decrees when a parent dies and his children inherit whatever he leaves behind?  The iniquitous inheritance rules embedded in shariah make it very clear girls are a poor second to boys in that matter.

    It’s downright weird that the JG failed to mention Asrorun’s real motivation, his bigoted sectarian ideology.



    • Dave Upritcherd 11:08 on May 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Galluping Shariah, would be a more accurate description. Since I came here, more years than seems possible, the country has gone downhill. losing that
      Javanese relaxed approach, and taking on the horrible Arabese mentality
      The ‘scarfing’ you are always ranting about is only the surface scab covering the inner sickness.
      Prohibition will come, and Indonesia will lose so much besides Bintang.


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