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  • ross1948 11:47 on July 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: primitive women demo, prohibition, , ,   

    Sudan Emerges From Dark Age – Ignoramusettes Protest! 

    Not that often that anything in the Guardian pleases me, but their report that Sudan’s Justice Minister, Nasredeen Abdulbari, has announced that the absurd, primitive law crimialising ‘apostasy’ is no more had to be cause for rejoicing amongst decent people everywhere.


    Only foul fanatics, of any creed, seek to punish people who use their God-given brains to convert from one religion to another.

    Imagine wanting to hurt or even kill somebody for how he or she chooses to worship..

    …or not worship.


    But the Sudanese have a long way to go before they can say they live in a truly civilised society.

    Mr. Abdulbari is also reported to have said that it will no longer be a crime if non-Muslims ‘drink alcohol in private.’


    In what lunatic alternative universe could it be considered criminal for ANYONE of any creed to enjoy a beer in your living room?

    Yet this morning, on EuroNews, about noon, Jakarta time, we were treated to the sickening sight of a mob of primitive – and outstandingly unattractive – women – yes, women! – staging a demo against the reforms…



    ….reforms that include their own right to go out and about without their husbands’ consent!

    One hopes that Minister Abdulbari will ignore these ignorant expressions of sexist slave-think.

    There must be many normal women in Sudan still savouring their country’s new-found freedoms.

    Good luck to them!

    The dimwit dames objecting are, of course, also free, to obey in robot fashion the diktats of their backward husbands.

    • Vanessa R 18:30 on July 18, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      I feel sorry for those stupid women.
      It’s a bit like black people demanding the return of slavery.


  • ross1948 12:34 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Depok. FPI, , , , , prohibition, , Senen, ,   

    Get Your Tickets Soon – Jakarta Shariah Tourism Boom? 

    We did report on Sandiago Uno’s astounding promise prior to the Jakarta election – as a  result of which he’s now Deputy Governor – that he envisioned a sharia-inspired nightlife entertainment network in Jakarta.

    But we merely noted it, in a post which covered all the issues that were alarming normal people. 

    The Ugly Face of Islamist Intolerance! 

    Not that Sandiago Uno himself is in any way unprepossessing. On the contrary, he comes across as very presentable and personable!

    =====Gambar terkait

    But now this rich, American-educated ( yes, truly!) entrepreneur has shown he’s a man of his word.

    Sandiaga Uno to establish sharia tourism zone in Jakarta


    Note, no question mark! This guy is serious about his plan, for the Senen area of  the capital.

     “I think it will be interesting if there is a religious tourism zone [in the area], which is properly arranged with tents. Hence, mobility can be ensured.”

    I welcome that last sentence. Mobility – the ability to get through Senen as fast as possible – would need to be an integral part of any such scheme, as many of us encounter horrendous traffic jams there.



    I sat on a  bus a month ago for nearly an hour, just waiting to get through the underpass beside the big shopping area.

    But what delights would await folks who flitted in and out of Sandiago’s tents?

    Many places popular with tourists who come to Jakarta feature what are invariably described as ‘sexy dancers.’



    Not just ‘dancers,’ NB, which has always made me smile, wondering if the proprietors fear that patrons would not recognise the dancers’ sexiness without being told of it!


    However, I somehow doubt that the tents would accommodate any spectacle of that sort.

    Sandiago previously talked of such joys as Koranic readings, but would that really draw shariah-fans to Jakarta when they can easily find THE REAL THING…



    …by taking a short flight up to Indonesia’s most northerly province, ACEH, proudly dubbed by some of its inhabitants as the ‘Verandah of Mecca,’ the ONLY province in the archipelago where shariah is enshrined in the local legal code of law.

    No tedious tents required there, because the quintessence of shariah morality is displayed in the main squares…




    ….young women being beaten by cowards too ashamed to show their faces, before a salivating rabble of voyeurs and fanatics.

    Nor are dancers, either sexy or otherwise, a popular phenomenon up there, where such repositories of wisdom as this kindly old gent have made plain their demerits…



    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 


    …to the extent that even the graceful and utterly decorous traditional Acehnese dancing has drawn disapprobation.

    Muhammad Thaib, Regent of North Aceh has  banned all adult women from dancing when welcoming guests in North Aceh, adding that only children should perform the tradition.




     “… cultural preservation should not damage Islamic Shariah values, such as dancing performed by adult women.”. http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/north-aceh-head-bans-women-from-dancing-in-public-2/

    •  ooooo
    • ooooo

    Nightmare stuff, yeah?

    But at least we can avoid going anywhere near Aceh, and Senen.

    How long normal folk can expect to find fun in Jakarta remains to be seen, however.


    View image on Twitter


    Sandiago’s big boss is the Governor-elect, Anies Baswedan, seen above with the currently hard-to-get –Police Add FPI Leader Rizieq Shihab to Most Wanted List -‘grand imam’ of the white-shirt sectarian gang calling itself the FPI, self-styled ‘Defenders of Islam…’




    ….and Anies may be tempted to listen to benighted FPI views such as that expressed in neighbouring Bekasi.


    There the local government’s Tourism Special Committee was told awhile back by the Chairman of FPI in Greater Bekasi that the Muslims in Bekasi reject the draft law on one point – it would legalize nightclubs.

    Enjoy A Night Out? How Dare You, Say IslamoNazis! 

    And here in Jakarta itself, there have been serious calls for a shut-down of nightlife at MIDNIGHT…



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

    …with a senior cop having somehow decided that drug abusers are clock-watchers.

    National Narcotics Agency (BNN) chief Comr. Gen. Budi Waseso has expressed his support for the Jakarta City Council in its plan to restrict the operational hours of nightclubs until 12 a.m. as stipulated in a draft bylaw on tourism.


    It can’t happen here?

    There’s a bill going through Indonesia’s parliament which could put you in the slammer for having a beer in your front yard, or even indoors…

    Bigot Ban Hurts Jakarta Business – Creeping Shariah Continues! 

    ..and an innocent, inoffensive minority in next-door Depok is being bullied and oppressed by local government…


    “Mohon Ma’af?” Blasphemous Brutes Vandalise Depok Mosque! 

    …while national government doesn’t lift a finger to intervene on behalf of religious liberty?

    To paraphrase the pantomime audiences of my childhood days..


    • Ben Baniek 13:02 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      This guy went to school in the USA?
      Trump needs to start vetting hard and fast.


    • Santi 13:06 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Why would anyone come to Jakarta for this? Aceh is shaming our country every day with the sharia law so no need to make sharia tourist place here in our city.
      Every woman in Indonesia should protest.


    • Kezia 13:15 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Will Sandiago Uno also put dancing ban onto Jakarta?.
      If not will he tell Aceh mullah to visit brain doctors?
      Sandiago must make up his mind.
      Aceh shows how shariah is cruel,for all but most specially for women.
      I wish Ahok was still our governor. He made mistakes but he is not in prison for that. Only for free speech.that we no longer have and soon we women will have no freedom if shariah comes. .


    • Jim in Jakarta 14:03 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Congratulations, Ross.
      You said everything I wanted to say when I read this but you said it better than I could, all those quotes and humorous angles that make fun of the whole thing.
      A lot of Arab tourists come here but not to go to shariah shows. You must have seen them, chasing the working girls in the hotel bars.


    • Ati 14:34 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I never go to Senen market for many years because there is too much pickpocking there. I do not want to loose my money or bag.
      Now I think even more it is good idea not to go shopping there with too many FPI who think woman is less than man.
      Better I will go to the Atrium mall near it but better still to nice place like you like at Citralan , It is safer there.
      I think only fanatic same like FPI will use the place Sandiago is making so it is no good plan.


    • JazPen 15:16 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I wont be going to Senen but I never do anyway. Cnce was enough, hot and crowded and prices that rose soon as they saw I was foreign.
      Shariah tourism is a joke, who would come here for that ? If they like watching women getting hurt for holding hands with their boyfriends they can go to Aceh as you say or some other terrible place, Iran or Saudi Arabia
      More reasons to be cheerless but thats what Shariah is all about.


    • Rawel 18:49 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Happy when I read this. Indonesia is not Arab and no need for shariah.
      Thank you.


    • Intan 22:34 on June 29, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Goodevening, Ross, such a long time I do not comment but often I read an think you are doing good work for Indonesia and so tonight I say to myself, do not be lazy to comment.
      This is all true and these FPI and the other fanatics are taking over. We lowly people have no way to stop them so we believed Jokowi will do it.
      But sad to say it, we are mistaken.
      Who will save our country?


  • ross1948 20:37 on December 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alcohol ban, , , , , , , prohibition, Seven/11   

    Bigot Ban Hurts Jakarta Business – Creeping Shariah Continues! 

     Well, there I was, just offering a rare nugget of good local news…

    Bravo Densus 88 – Three Down, But LOTS More To Go! 

    …when along comes some bad news, at least for normal folks, so I’m bound to take a look at this too.


      angkot angkots


    I was on the angkot going through Tanjung Duren the other day, and noticed that the local Sevel branch – the Seven/Eleven on Tanjung Duren Barat Satu –  had closed down.

    It must have employed at least half a dozen people so perhaps a harsh holiday season for them and their families.



    Another Sevel, in South Jakarta….don’t know if it’s still open or not!


    But it was only today that I read in the Jakarta Post WHY this closure may have happened. 

    More 7-Eleven stores close down amid alcohol ban, high operating expenses

    As the JP report reminds us, the dolorous decree  –  a regulation on the control of alcohol in April last year in a bid to “protect young generations from the dangers of alcohol” –  was ‘relaxed’ just over a year ago, in a move that handed the rights to control alcohol production, distribution and sales to regional administrations, including the Jakarta administration.


    But you can take a walk round the mini-marts here in West/Northwest Jakarta anytime and not find a single bottle of Bintang  or any other brew on sale.

    No reason ever offered for such poor customer service, though I suspect the staff may be afraid of the kind of ignoramus white-shirt louts…


    ….who think they have the right to raid and intimidate businesses which don’t conform to their primitive intolerance.

    So the ridiculous diktat against selling a cold beer on a hot day is not only inconveniencing blameless citizens, many of whom used to sit around Sevels after work to let the traffic ease off before going home, but is also damaging the country’s economy.

    And no nonsense, please, about protecting the young from the demon drink! ID checks would prevent under-age drinking and let the rest of us enjoy normal life. 

    But the bigots don’t care. They are intrinsically opposed to fun of any sort, and intent on imposing their own sectarian prejudice on the rest of us.

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

    And unbelievably, the Indonesian national parliament is pressing ahead with a nationwide prohibition policy…



    …which could see us arrested and put behind bars for having a lager in our back-yard or even keeping some liquor indoors to offer guests who drop by.

    This is a process that has been called Creeping Shariah.


    Shariah Controlled Zone_thumb[1]

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

    It certainly looks very different from the Mental Revolution promised by Presidnet Jokowi during his election campaign.


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

    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 16:23 on April 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , prohibition, , sharia,   

    Aceh is NOT ‘Conservative’ “Barbaric’ Is the Proper Adjective! 

    I see Indonesia’s international reputation is once more being tainted by the bigot savages who run Aceh, the shariah-stricken province which likes to style itself the Verandah of Mecca. 


    Shariah Controlled Zone_thumb[1]


    The media reports of an ‘elderly Christian woman’ publicly flogged by a masked sectarian lout are sickening.

    They would be just as bad, were the victim an elderly Muslim woman, or indeed a young Muslim woman.

    In this case,the lady was seized for selling alcohol – the first time someone from outside the Islamic faith has been punished there under strict religious laws. The 60-year was whipped nearly 30 times with a rattan cane before a crowd of hundreds in Aceh province Tuesday, an official said, along with a couple who were subjected to 100 lashes for committing adultery.

    ,  https://www.yahoo.com/news/strict-indonesian-province-canes-non-muslim-selling-booze-045547585.html?nhp=1

    And as Parliament in Jakarta debates the Prohibition Bill,  which would extend the ‘offence’ of selling a drink across the entire archipelago, this sends a shudder through everyone except the worst elements in the land.

    But PLEASE! Will the media please stop calling Aceh ‘conservative.’

    ‘Immoral Activities – Sitting in Coffee Shops Laughing and Talking…’ 

    Islamist Inquisition in Aceh – ” Minority Religious Creed ‘Worse Than Tsunami!’ “



    Aceh’s Mad Mullah – ‘Dancing is EVIL – It Involves Body Movements!’ 



    Aceh is in fact merely BARBARIC!


    Conservatism, in the Indonesian context, reflects the thinking of those who yearn for a return to the good old days.

    They were fading even when I first came here,,just after the fall of Sukarno, an era of easy-going inter-faith tolerance of which my first students told me, when Christians and Muslims helped each other decorate their neighbourhoods for Christmas and Idul Fitri.

    In those days it would have been unimaginable to see innocent people bludgeoned to death for religious dissent. Moronic rabble trying to prevent minority houses of worship being built may have existed, but they didn’t swagger with the impunity we see today. Headscarves were much fewer, and short skirts much more frequent.

    A lost paradise?

    Maybe, but it’s the Indonesian past that REAL conservatives dream of.


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

    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 21:41 on February 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Anak Macan, , drunk-drivers, , , , , , , , , prohibition, , , , Tiger Cubs   

    Kali Jodo – Think Again, Ahok! Why Delight IslamoNazis? 

    I’ve posted on Kali Jodo before, more than once. 



    Aduh! Adieu Kali Jodo

    It’s a relatively short stretch of waterside road in Northwest Jakarta, which – as you can see from the night-time photo – is visually impressive.

    From a distance! At night! By day, not so impressive, but it has potential, and has always struck me as slightly reminiscent of the promenade in Nice!.

    Its demise has been declared imminent for more than a year, so nice to know it’s still there. But maybe not for long, and this acceleration towards destruction has been ‘justified’ in a most illogical manner.



    Kali Jodo,Northwest Jakarta

    Hasil gambar untuk promenade nice france night

    Nice, South of France


    According to Rancah Post, Jakarta’s Governor Ahok has chosen to use a fatal accident on nearby Daan Mogot, a main road down which I passed only yesterday, as his excuse to speed up plans to ‘crack down.’


    ahok Ahok


    The driver is said to have been ‘downing beers in Kali Jodo.

    That may be true, but are the bars, never mind the entertainment areas, where someone has consumed too many drinks, instantly targetted for total devastation, every time a drunk causes a fat-acc?



    Were that so, there’d be precious few taverns in the town, any town anywhere.

    Ahok is usually a cornucopia of common sense, a good governor, but this time I can’t go along with his reasoning. Alas, Kali Jodo’s reputation as an area of ​​gambling and prostitution means that few folk will spring to its defence.  
    The report describes the small area as having at least 60 buildings used as a karaoke home to about 15 to 20 prostitutes in each of the cafes.

    Again, to declare war on bars that have 15 to 20 hookers hanging about would logically mean shutting down quite a lot of the five-star hotels in Jakarta. 


    I once took a girl-friend to a very posh hotel to celebrate my birthday. We got there at around 7pm, ordered a couple of very expensive drinks in an almost empty bar, and were mildly amazed when, shortly after 8pm, it was suddenly inundated by about a hundred kupu2 malam – night butterflies, as the euphemism here goes!




    The thing is, those ladies were hoping to cater to rich people, affluent tourists or local businessmen. Kalijodo’s little watering-holes are patronised by humble folk, off-duty ojeks, the motor-bike-cabbies, or equally off-duty satpams, the ubiquitous security guards, working men for whom the prices are kept sane, a bottle of Bintang costing not mucn more than you pay in a supermarket.

    Knock those little cafes down, you’ll not stop prostitution, just shift it, and you’ll deprive the poorest section of Jakarta’s working population of bars they can afford to drink in. And there aren’t very many of those.

    Among the many who will not speak up for the putative dispossessed are Jakarta’s IslamoNazis, the FPI (Islamic Defenders Front)

    Far from it!

     …according to Chairman of the Islamic Defenders Front, Ahmad Shobri Lubis. “As community members we are ready to support the government. As long it’s for a good cause, we have no problem if asked to help the police and the military.”


    alubis Lubis


    ITMA again!

    Lubis’ idea of a good cause was exemplified when he exhorted a rabid pack of primitive fanatics to ‘kill, kill, kill’ members of the peaceful Ahmadiyah minority. Watch the brute’s hate-rant here- . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7RLCXNdKF4

    And the brutal Lubis’s gangster group have made violent threats against Kali Jodo in the past. 

    Jakarta’s IslamoNazis Threaten More Thuggery 

     However, back to the report. 

    But it seems the effort to police Kalijodo will not run smoothly – thugs and the people in the vicinity are rumored to be against Ahok’s plan to curb the place.

    Funny that the report only uses the word thugs once they have already finished covering the FPI aspect.



    Thugs perfectly sums up the FPI!

    But let not the IslamoNazis get away with telling the media they are motivated by ‘good causes.’

    There’s at least some element of revenge in there too. The report offers insight into why they won’t try one of their all-too-frequent amok-runs against fellow-citizens…

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

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

    …not without a powerful police escort.  

    According to the Commissioner Krishna Murti in his book entitled ‘Geger Kalijodo’, Kalijodo is guarded by thugs known as Tiger Cubs, whose duty is to maintain and supervise the practice of gambling and prostitution in Kalijodo.

    Chaps not to antagonise, clearly. But sit back and enjoy the next extract, which is ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL!

    The toughness of this group was previously tested when they repulsed an FPI invasion… At that time, the FPI plunged headlong onto the motorway after being overwhelmed by forces armed with sharp weapons.


    fpi_noble life martyr deatht ‘FPI. Noble Life or Martyr’s Death’ – or scuttle across the road, sharpish!


    That episode deserves to be immortalised, not just in the Commissioner’s book but in a movie.

    It would be watched avidly and repeatedly in many communities across the archipelago which have been the scene of white-shirt thug depradations.


    Hasil gambar untuk tiger cubs playing

    Another report adds to the yummy yarn. 

    It didn’t stop there, according to Krishna, the  Cubs had infiltrated their men in among the FPI to monitor their movements….

    So these guys are not just muscle. According to Krishna, the Tiger Cubs have a neat organizational structure..  http://wartakota.tribunnews.com/2016/02/12/geng-anak-macan-bikin-fpi-terbirit-birit-dari-kalijodo

    Givn the FPI’s record of cowardice, notably in Sukorejo or Purwakarta, you can see why they haven’t been back to Kali Jodo, and won’t, unless they go skulking along in the shadow of a major police operation.

    • Doni from Depok. 12:13 on February 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I do not think that the prostitution may be allowed anywhere. It is always not moral and harms the society and the women too. You do not maybe care enough about that.
      I do think you are right about the hypocracy. I have been reading your blog before making this my comment and I see it was in a 5 star hotel in Jakarta where the man took the student girl.
      Yes was it the same PKS man who was giving another girl much expensive gift and said to her
      ‘Dont thank me thank Allah.’
      He insults religion.
      There is too many hypocracites about prostitution. Ahok is a governor who is doing much good for Jakarta but he must show us he will not chase prostitution from Kali Jodoh while lets them make much money in the big hotels on Jalan Sudirman. .


  • ross1948 23:37 on December 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , prohibition, Prost beer   

    Prost! Javanese Beer – Better Taste Than Prohibition! 


    Went into Carrefour last week, and my eyes lit up to see decent-sized bottles of beer for just Rp.25,000 each, a ‘special,’ and a brand I’ve not seen before!

    Naturally I bought some.

    With the backward bigots pushing for prohibition throughout Indonesia..

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

    …it seemed prudent to stock up, though regrettably stocks in my humble home tend to dwindle speedily on hot sunny afternoons.


    • chill-out-relaxing-polar-bear-poster
    • —————
    •  One of which was yesterday – between rains! – and hence it was with a sense of anticipation that I sampled the new brew.
    • Not a bad brew, and a lot tastier than the prospect of a nationwide booze-ban, which the primitive parties launched but nobody seems to be blocking.
    • Only the Balinese are making their voices heard, plus a few others, like –

    …the chairman of the Association of Alcoholic Beverage Distributors (ADMA), Frendy Karmana, said he hoped the legislators considering the proposed legislation will send a team to Bali to consider local cultural and community aspects of the proposed ban.

    “Don’t rush to create a law that will outlaw (alcoholic drink) everywhere. There are civil rights and the diversity of the natural culture that must be considered in any discussion of a new law that will make the law clear and certain for all concerned,” he said. http://www.balidiscovery.com.

    • Drink up, while we still can.


  • ross1948 19:56 on September 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , minimarkets, , prohibition, 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,


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