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  • ross1948 09:54 on April 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chattering classes, Florence Sihombong, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , website ban   

    Anti-Social Media – Harmless Student ‘Guilty,’ But Islamist Bigot Sites Re-Open! 

    So the majesty of the law unfolds before our eyes, and Florence, the young student who dared use ‘social media’ to criticise the City of Jogja, gets jail-time – suspended, apparently…   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/04/01/facebook-path-users-sentenced.html


    Because the Indonesian Government’s move to shut-down fanatic Islamist sites that spew out jihadist poison has been U-turned

    Jakarta – Fanatics Fume at Shut-Down of Sectarian Websites! 

    …after an ‘outcry!’- http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/04/01/govt-unblocks-radical-websites.htm

    Funny, that.

    You’d think you might hear an ‘outcry‘ if you were out on the streets of the capital, as I have been, often, in recent days, but nary a word. You’d think you might see tense faces, twitching with indignation – nope!


    Well, not counting the crowd at Grogol Halte Busway, waiting for a bus to Lebak Bulus, half an hour or near enough, whilst in that space of time, about seven buses to Kalideres came by, plus two empty vehicles which declined to stop and pick up the disgusted would-be passengers.  

    Of course the IslamoNazi FPI was outraged, at the abortive ban. Their shrilling must be the bane of their neighbours’ lives, which ever part of town they live in. Amazingly, the FPI site was not on the list of those to be dealt with. 


    • But as in the West, it’s not just the cacaphonous sectarian hate-mongers who let rip when governments take concrete action against jihadist jerks.

    It’s the entire left-lib establishment!

    Needless to say, the Jakarta Globe editorial collective is in the forefront, though they say they want a panel to monitor such action, with ‘moderate’ Muslims on it.

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    That will presumably exclude anyone connected with the state-sponsored ‘scholars’ of the MUI.

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

    But even the JG recognises that the government’s flip-flop in this case will only send the wrong signal and strengthen radical movements, because they now know they ride the public opinion…  http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/opinion/editorial-unilateral-website-ban-wrong-move/

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    •  Yes, the sorry surrender will strengthen the forces of darkness here, but let’s get real..… the real public doesn’t give a monkey’s. In my local warteg, where lots of Indonesians were stopping by for lunch on my previous visits, not ONE person even mentioned it.

    It’s ONLY the chattering classes ( apart from the fanatics) who, appropriately, give a monkey’s!

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    Jakarta’s (and London’s and Washington’s and Canberra’s ) chattering classes


    But at least the JG has an editorial, frothing about freedom of expression. The Jakarta Post, which I’ve just also been perusing, has not, so far as I can see, given vent to an editorial stance.

    Understandable, given how their own parent company, Gramedia, is still well-remembered for its own capitulation to the Islamist intolerance of the MUI and the FPI.

    The Jakarta Post’s tame hacks have never yet condemned that infamous book-burning.


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    Grovelling Gramedia’s BookBurning Bonanza – Appeasing Fanatics 


    How could they dare publish any hypocritical mouthings on free expression today?

  • ross1948 06:41 on March 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Florence Faces Fine or Jail-Time – Who Needs Holidays in Uptight Jogja! 

    Prosecutors on Monday requested the panel of judges at the Yogyakarta District Court to sentence Florence Saulina Sihombing, the defendant in an online defamation case, to a six-month suspended jail sentence, with a 12-month probationary period, and a Rp 10 million (US$756.15) fine or an additional three-month sentence.

    • I am appalled, as I often am in the mornings, and I’m disappointed, because Jogja has long been a favourite destination when i tear myself away from the joys of Jakarta. Its college atmosphere and its proximity to such wondrous monuments as Borobudur and Prambanan make it a fascinating place to visit.
    • And the people have generally been nice to me.


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    But its public face as shown in this news is that of an uptight old bat, whom I have no inclination to spend time with. 

    “We asked the judges to declare the defendant, Florence Saulina Sihombing, proven guilty of committing criminal deeds by transmitting and making electronic information with a libelous content accessible to the public,” prosecutor Rahayu Nur Raharsi said during the trial at the court in Yogyakarta on Monday.





    As we have reported previously…

    For Pity’s Sakes! Florence’s Ordeal Drags On! I’ll Skip Jogja This Xmas! 

    …Florence, a young student at the distinguished University of Gadjah Mada’s (UGM) made some very rude comments about the city last year. I quote from the latest news item.

    “Jogja is poor, idiotic, uncivilized. Friends from Jakarta and Bandung, don’t stay in Jogja. Jogja residents are all bastards […].”

    Not nice, nor fair, especially that ‘all’ – certainly the whining NGO that has orchestrated the ‘outrage’ makes me think some of its residents are not folk I’d choose to take afternoon tea with, but to extrapolate from their tantrum to claim everybody in Jogja is a B?      

    No way!  But criminal?

    C’mon! Sticks and stones, etc. But still we see that, despite the contrite Florence having met with the Sultan, apologised and received royal forgiveness, she’s been charged and brought to court. Defamation should surely be defined in terms of unjust PERSONAL abuse. To use email laws on behalf of a city just makes the people behind the prosecution seem like…

    Well, I won’t use that word she used.

    Use your imagination – as it is written, if the cap fits, wear it!


    • Ati 11:50 on March 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      It is very mean for them to do this to Florence. Why can she not say if she does not like Jogja.


  • ross1948 19:37 on January 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, Ervani Emi Handayani, Florence Sihombong, ,   

    Defamation Drivel – Ervani Free, Now How About Florence? 

    I must admit I’d have been inclined to join in the applause, cries and sobs after Ervani Emi Handayani was acquitted this week of electronic media defamation. The Judge, Sulistyo, said Ervani’s case did not meet elements of the definition of defamation as charged by prosecutors.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/01/06/court-acquits-facebook-user-over-defamation.html

    The 29-year-old had used Facebook to call her husband’s ex-supervisers ‘childish’ and ‘unsuitable’ for their jobs.

    And they TOOK her to COURT? Demanding FIVE MONTHS BEHIND BARS?

    Hell, I get worse regularly (admittedly by cowardly expat pinkos who won’t provide their real names!) and it would never occur to me to go whining to the cops. 

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    • But then being uptight and tantrum-prone does seem to be all too common these days.

    • … 

    The same JP report reminds us that poor young Florence, in Jogjakarta, who has been hounded mercilessly under the same bizarre Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, is still facing persecution.

    All she ever did was to post her opinion of that city, viz.“Yogya is poor, stupid and uncivilized. Jakarta and Bandung friends, don’t stay in Yogya. Yogyakartans are b*****ds.

    I certainly did not agree with her -I have enjoyed my many visits there.

    But I won’t be going again, because a number of Yogyakarta community groups reported her to the police, deeming her Path comments to be insulting to Yogyakarta’s residents and allegedly in violation of Article 27 (3) of the law, which carries a maximum punishment of six years in prison and a fine of Rp 1 billion (US$80,000).

    Grown-ups can only be baffled by such witch-hunting.

    Florence may yet go to jail again – she got clapped in a cell for two days at the start of their caterwauling. If she does, I’d certainly appeal to everyone to boycott the place.

    The law may so,etimes be an ass, but people who misuse it to vent their vindictiveness are absolute A-Holes.

  • ross1948 17:05 on November 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: boo-hoo, , , cry-babies, Florence Sihombong, , , hyper-sensitive, ,   

    For Pity’s Sakes! Florence’s Ordeal Drags On! I’ll Skip Jogja This Xmas! 

    Well, here’s me just beginning to get my teeth into the idea of another Festive Season coming up – though some say every month for me is a season to be jolly – when I read that the remorseless persecution of that poor gal in Jogjakarta, the law student Florence Saulina Sihombing, who lost her temper after an irksome episode at a gas station queue…

    “Yogya is poor, stupid and uncivilized. Jakarta and Bandung friends, don’t stay in Yogya. Yogyakartans are b*****ds.

    I wanted to buy Pertamax 95 but was not served because I was on a motorbike. I queued in the car line and was not served. I was told to queue in the motorbike line, which was extremely long. It’s discrimination. Did they think I couldn’t pay for it? I’m so annoyed!”


     A few oh-so-sensitive uptights – who clearly have little serious work to keep themselves busy – got on her case. Despite a personal meeting with the Sultan, who graciously accepted her apology for any slight on his realm’s character, the gal is now back in court, accused of spreading hatred!

    What utter nonsense!

    All too often I read in the media here about some infantile little creep, usually religious fanatics but others as well, moaning about he’s had his ;feelings hurt.’

    • It’s simply pathetic. Adults don’t behave like spoilt brats. Well, they shouldn’t.

    Frankly, as I have said before, here, on the blog and to many other people, I’ve always liked Jogjakarta. Actually, it was one of the places I was considering as where to spend my New Year time and money. 


    NOT ANY MORE! Until Jigjakarta shows enough maturity to stop harassing Florence, and the cry-babies who began the hue and cry against her kneel down before her and apologise…

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