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  • ross1948 08:56 on August 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Monday Morning – With Commie Yummies for Brunch! 


    Just stirring gently, no need to rush around, confident the rainy season will not begin today, or hopefully this month of August.

    But I was up in time for the 8.30am news, with a VERY pretty Commie Korean soldier, warning the South Korean ‘gangsters’ to behave themselves. or the Dear Leader, Comrade Kim, would come and get ’em, astride one of his marvellous missiles.

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    • north-korean-leader-kim-jong-il12 North Korean God-King (not sure which one!)
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    • Hard to believe anybody, even somebody living under a hereditary despotic gangster godfather, would talk such rot, but then she is not as lucky as we, who are mostly still free to say what we think (unless of course we upset uptights with insensitive ‘phobia’ comments!) 

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    But I WAS impressed by her good looks. I had a quick search of Google to see if i could find her picture to delight you – a cutie makes Mondays much more bearable – but no joy, so I offer you this instead, more North Korean yummies.

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    What a shame to see them regimented thus, when they would be much more enjoyable sitting seductively outside a cafe, or propped provocatively on bar-stools in those short skirts.

    Does NK have bars? or clubs? or discos?

    I’m told that even in Red Vietnam  the regime has had to reconcile itself to agreeable nightlife.

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    Vietnam fun

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    But I still prefer Jakarta, where even the poorest working-man can revel in ‘dimly-lit stalls!’

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    Yeah, I know, you can’t see what’s going on – that’s the point of being dimly lit!

     
    • JazPen 10:33 on August 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      A bright beginning to my working week, Ross.
      Vietnam’s bars during the war were said to be the best in Asia but I wasn’t around for that. I can say the girls there last year were as lovely but not as friendly as Jakarta’s.

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  • ross1948 14:52 on July 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    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.

    http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/police-say-theyre-scared-fight-religious-hard-liners/

    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.

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    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.

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    • 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!

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.                          

    http://polisi-gandeng-fpi-razia-tempat-hiburan-malam

    OMG!

    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!

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

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    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!

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    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. 

    http://www.merdeka.com/peristiwa/tegas-kapolres-jember-hentikan-fpi-yang-akan-lakukan-sweeping.html

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

    A community gets the police it deserves?

     

     
  • ross1948 20:24 on June 24, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    West Java Wowsers! ‘Dimly-Lit Stalls’ AND Cafes Face Kill-joy Closure 


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    • man 12:53 on June 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Correct.
      The FPI insult religion and Indonesia, better they are dispelled.

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  • ross1948 10:12 on May 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bojonegoro, , dada, dimly-lit stalls, , kupu2 malam, paha, , , , , strumpets,   

    ‘Paha Panik’ Bojonegoro – A Thigh Risk Strategy! 


    Pos Kupang’s latest report moves me once more to ask if there is no Indonesian equivalent to the UK offence of ‘wasting police time.’

    But even if there is, I guess the cops in Bojonegoro won’t arrest each other for doing just that!

    I refer of course to the annual flurry of self-righteousness which heralds the advent of Ramadan, raids on places people like to have fun, often characterised as ‘dimly-lit stalls,’ sometimes carried out by arrogant IslamoNazi gangsters, but also, and in this case, by the forces of law and order.

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    Such swoops reflect the double-standards embedded in so many minds here, whereby knocking back hard liquor and carousing with ‘strumpets’ – that’s the Google Translation gem I got today, quite charmingly old-fashioned, really –  are execrable activities – but only to be significantly targetted during one month of the year, purely on sectarian grounds. 

    I should mention that the actual Indonesian phrase in the report was kupu kupu malam, literally ‘night butterflies,’ a much prettier term to apply to these harmless girls, surely?

    a typical ‘dimly-lit stall’

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    Ahead of Ramadan fasting, Bojonegoro police raided the circulation of alcohol at five locations on Tuesday (26/05/2015) from 10pm till daybreak…   http://kupang.tribunnews.com/2015/05/27/polisi-datang-wanita-penghibur-ini-buru-buru-tutupi-dada-dan-pahanya

    The reporter breathlessly recounts how the raids created panic among the strumpets and patrons…, when karaoke rooms were entered, there was haste to cover bosoms and thighs –

    That’s dada and paha in Bahasa Indonesia.

    Dada can be translated as bosom, breasts or even just a decent spot of cleavage.

    Paha? – thighs, the bete noire of crackpot kill-joys here!

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    dolly Not Bojonegoro, but just as good examples of paha, I’d say!

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    Always makes me think of that awful man, Suryadharma Ali, until recently Minister of Religious Affairs, who infamously decreed that hem-lines below the knee were a ‘universal criterion’ for morally acceptable women’s wear.  

    “These raids are in order to create conditions for welcoming Ramadan….every day we will conduct raids like this, ” said Commissioner Saibani, Kapolsek Bojonegoro.

    Since raids like this cause not only panic, as stated, but also stress, anxiety, fear and disruption, I remain slightly bemused how they contribute to welcoming Ramadan, which, I’m reliably informed, is supposed to be about introspection and contemplation…

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    • …and something about self-denial in terms of worldly pleasures.

    SELF-denial, not denial of those pleasures by kill-joy cops or white-shirt hoodlums.

    That surely negates any free choice on the part of the individual, and thus no sort of moral benefit accrues to those bullied into acquiescence.

    Nor of course to those who bully them.

     
    • Santi 11:53 on May 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Better the police raid the FPI,
      They are many times more sinful than strumpets.

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  • ross1948 13:35 on April 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , cecep hudzaifah, dimly-lit stalls, , , illicit stills, , , , , , , , speak-easy, , warem, warem2   

    Warem2 Indonesia – Will Prohibition Herald a Land of ‘Dimly-Lit Stalls?’ 


     

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    Here we are folks, one of those ‘dimly-lit stalls’ we keep hearing about. Just insert the phrase in our RRA search box and you’ll find plenty of references to this  phenomenon, which is the bete noire of kill-joy sectarian gangs across this beautiful archipelago.

    I’ve gotta hand it to Harian Terbit for that alluring picture.  http://www.harianterbit.com/megapol/read/2015/03/24/23147/29/18/Masyarakat-dan-FPI-Desak-Pemkot-Bekasi-Tertibkan-Warem-di-Jatisampurna 

    It was taken in Bekasi, a place not much fun when I lived there ten or more years ago, and increasingly so today, regrettably, given the bigoted regime of the Regent, No-Shame Neneng, whose loathing of religious liberty we have oftimes covered. 

    However today’s post will be confined to more mundane matters, with these dimly lit stalls (warem) paradoxically in the spotlight.

     

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    All Our Tomorrows – Jakarta Pedestrians Breathalysed? 

    I’d noticed it when first published last month, but with the Government’s declaration that ALL consumption of alcohol, not just in Bekasi but across the archipelago (except Bali) is to be outlawed, it offers a glimpse of Indonesia’s potential Prohibitionist future.

    It appears that ‘people’ in the Bekasi district of Kranggan Jatisampurna are ‘complaining,’ because ‘although often urged by the public, the city government is reluctant to take any action.’

    The Regent is responsible for a wider area, but the actual city is the fief of yet another Golkar Party bigwig, Mayor Rahmat Effendi, also well-known to regular RRA readers.

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    • Neneng two-facedii.scoteffendi No-Shame Neneng and Rachmat Effendi

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    So what’s Rahmat done, or not done, to upset these ‘people?’

    One resident of Kranggan, Edi (40) complained that until now the city government has not dared to bring order to the warem area at Jatisampurna, though its existence has an impact on the social life of the surrounding community.

    And Edi’s ire is echoed by the War-Lord – a free translation but fair, I think – the head of the Laskars (Warriors) of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) in Greater Bekasi, Ustadz Cecep M Hudzaifah.  Oddly, Google Translate gives his name as Cecelia ( reminds me of the old pop song – ‘you’re breaking’ my heart!’) but I know he’s a fellow, not a female.

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    Cecep-Hudzaifah-4 Cecep – not a happy man

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    I am fairly certain the IslamoNazis don’t have women warriors – it would be inappropriate, given the definitive statement by their Jakarta boss (recently sentenced for ring-leading a riot)

    According to his Bekasi comrade, Cecep, the Jatisampurna warem are still in operation, Bekasi city government unfortunately just sealed off the place without any concrete action.

    This, he rails, has given rise to immorality – and that comprises adulterated alcohol and alcoholic beverages, as well as the proliferation of naughty rented houses, as well as massage parlors!

    http://www.beritaekspres.com/2015/03/21/laskar-pembela-islam-kompleksitas-masalah-sosial-marak-pemkot-bekasi-tutup-mata/

    Well, adulterated booze can be damaging to one’s health.

    And the risk has surely been exacerbated by the ludicrous anti-alcohol lobby here, which recently enacted an intolerant edict that won’t even let you buy an honest beer to take home from any of the many mini-marts which previously sold it.

    Nor can you buy one and sit inside or outside the store to ease the strain of a hot arvo/evening, of which there are also many here. 

    Now we face an escalating narrow-minded prohibitionism.

    If the patrons of the dimly-lit stalls could get a decent drink for a decent price, would they not do so? Like the working-man in Cambridge’s Clarendon Arms in the UK, or Stratford’s Dominion House, in Ontario, non-affluent Bekasi blokes feel a need to relax over a drink after a long, hard day. 

    But the tax on booze makes it expensive even for a mildly prosperous middle-class Indonesian, never mind your average working stiff. 

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    The queue at my local dentist? No, if so I’d be eating candy and drinking Pepsi all day long! Actually, it’s a picture illustrating warem nightlife, allegedly. No address supplied by the media links – sorry!

    Oh, and I just LOVE this photo, prohibitionist charmers in yesteryear USA. As Grandpa used to say  ‘Twould drive ye tae drink!’ 

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    Ironically, Cecep continued, it’s not far, only 100 meters, from the police station…where are the security forces and the city authorities..inert, silent, just letting this go on…?

    Fair enough, his questions might well deserve an answer, if an illicit retail outlet is in operation as Cecep claims.

    But as for the dimly-lit stalls’ other attractions, why whine about the girls?

    If you want to crack down on poor slappers trying to get by in a very hard world, why urge the cops to pick on the gals in warem2?   One law for the rich, one for the poor?

    Take a walk into any five-star hotel in Jakarta – especially after 10 pm on ladies’ nights, when the Falatehan over-spill arrives! The only difference between their bars and the warem2 is the amount customers pay for a beer – and everything else that’s on offer.

    So when did the FPI – or the Police – last raid a glitzy international hotel?

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    Speak-Easy slappers, aka flappers,  in Prohibitionist America

    Once prohibition is in place, they’ll have their hands full as ‘dimly-lit stalls’ AKA speak-easies, proliferate across the land.

     

     

     

     

     
    • Mark 16:45 on April 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Grand photos. Those American ladies must have done wonders for the strong drink trade.
      On the big issue, I think you’re being realistic.
      People will go on drinking, and finding ways of getting a drink here.
      The police don’t raid the dimly-lit stalls and it’s not because they are lazy. Somewhere, somebody, is making it more advantageous for them not to.
      The only downside is that when we start hanging around the DSTs, the prices will go up!

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  • ross1948 10:08 on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , breathalyser, , dangdut bars, dimly-lit stalls, , , , , , under the influence   

    All Our Tomorrows – Jakarta Pedestrians Breathalysed? 


    Another slow start today, so time for a new update!

    Further to our shock/horror post yesterday..… the Jakarta Post has more details on the ‘creeping shariah’ scheme to outlaw alcohol. As predicted, there are indications it will create two-tier rights, tourists likely licensed to swill, locals not.

    But not exactly – there’s mention of ‘five-star hotels,’ implying wealthy foreigners will be more privileged than less moneyed visitors from overseas.

    Back-packers go thirsty, while limousine liberal lushes luxuriate over libations in air-con lounges. 

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    • Then again, that’s a not inaccurate reflection of local life here!

    But the ‘shariah’ aspect may come unstuck in this aspect – rich Arabs knocking back booze in posh places while co-religionists among the native population face jail-time for the same activity in one of those ‘dimly-lit stalls’ we keep hearing about?

     

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    • Or in one of those great dangdut bars I like so very much?

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    But it’s not just selling, buying or being caught in the act of slaking one’s thirst on a sultry evening that will place us in peril – get a load of this! 

    – Article 19
    Any person under the influence of alcohol will face one to five years in prison and fines of between Rp 20
    million and Rp 100 million for disturbing public order and threatening the safety of others.

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/04/14/prison-fines-await-drinkers.html

    Note carefully – not the good old ‘D and D’ – that drunk and disorderly charge which arises through brawls and noisy disturbance of an otherwise tranquil night. That’s a fair cop, guv, as Londoners might have said when London was an English city.

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    But that clause reads as if just being ‘under the influence’ is equivalent to being a menace!

    Maybe I’m interpreting it wrongly, but in this climate of legislative intolerance, who knows?

    What does ‘under the influence’ mean?

    Collapsed on the side-walk?

    Unable to walk a straight line?

    Smiling foolishly as you make your way home through Jakarta’s dark streets?

    If a cop gets hold of you and you can’t clearly answer his questions, will it be a mis-communication through inebriation, or the language barrier?

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     ONLY ONE WAY TO BE SURE !

     
    • JazPen 10:28 on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I knew you would go to town on this one, Ross.
      Do you think they really will go through with this madness? Bali tourism will collapse.

      My worry is you could be right. Your next headline might read ‘Indonesia Truly Arabia.’

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    • Alvin 10:53 on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      You declaring a personal interest?

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    • Frank 13:11 on April 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Not planning to leave? You disagreed with the NOW magazine editorial a week ago, but this booze news must have made you think again.

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