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  • ross1948 11:05 on November 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Canon the dog, , , SatPol PP   

    Petition – Who Killed Canon The Family Dog? 

    Decent Indonesians are outraged by the death of a dog called Canon!


    …and this petition already has well over 100,000 names.

    Aceh, as you may have heard, is the only Indonesian province where shariah is the law of the land.



    Women are whipped there, for infantile ‘offences,’ by masked brutes ashamed to show their faces, before drooling crowds –

    It is a crime for a man and a woman who are not married to be in a secluded place together in Aceh. This is called khalwat and it is punishable by up to nine lashes, a fine of 150 grams of gold or 15 months’ imprisonment.


    – men are whipped too, but to me it seems infinitely more repulsive to see scenes like this.


    The Sharia Hell of Aceh!

    Aceh’s Shariah Savagery Shames Indonesia, Again!

    It’s not a place I would ever wish to visit!

    And that distaste is even greater now, after this sick saga of cruelty.

    The killing of Canon by the Aceh Singkil Satpol PP must be punished by law


    I have tidied up the Google Translation of rhe petition intro.

    The killing of Canon, by Satpol PP Aceh Singkil on the grounds of implementing halal tourism based on Circular No. 556.4/110 starting November 5, 2021.

    . Canon is a dog, close to humans and children…the Head of Satpol PP stated that Canon often chases people…


     The video shows the owner tethered Canon when left in front of his shop.

    The video proves the rudeness of the Satpol PP who used wood to beat the frightened Canon.

    After successfully immobilizing Canon, the Satpol PP took him in a sack…when the owner picked up Canon after receiving news that Canon had been taken by the Satpol PP, it turned out that Canon had died.

    Apply Article 302 of the Criminal Code and all articles related to pet abuse.
    The head of the Aceh Singkil Satpol PP, Mr. Ahmad Yani, must be held responsible for this incident..

    Aceh is part of Indonesia, so what applies is Indonesian Laws…

    …do not try to hide behind the privileges of Aceh…the law must be enforced, especially against arbitrary law enforcement officers such as the Aceh Singkil Satpol PP.

    Sign this petition! 
    • Kemangeroo 12:00 on November 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Makes my blood boil.
      Somebody should put those Satpol dogs in a sack, let them suffer like poor Canon did.


    • JazPen 12:28 on November 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Damn savages without a trace of humanity.


    • Lois Wadden 15:31 on November 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      What else do you expect in Aceh.
      Whipping girls for nothing, needless cruelty to animals, it is what ii is, a sharia state.
      Never ever go there, never ever buy anything made in Aceh.


    • Edward Lamont 18:06 on November 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      I have read about this and those Satpol louts make me sick .
      Their commandant says the dog had bitten two people in the past.
      If Aceh is as stuck in anti-dog prejudice s it seems to be, was it shariah influenced dog-haters that were bothering Canon?
      The more such people get bitten, the better, and if they were bitten next time by crocodiles, so much the better.


    • Santi 23:30 on November 10, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      My friend just now told me you are writing about Indonesia again and that makes me happy but killing the poor dog makes me sad and angry.
      Aceh is very backwards, and I will sign the petition.


    • Murray 03:33 on November 11, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Boycott Aceh?
      Of course!
      If they want to develop sharia tourism, every other kind of tourist should refuse ro set foot there.

      Why does Indonesia allow this terrible system to exist?


  • ross1948 22:08 on November 22, 2020 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Jakarta streets, , , SatPol PP,   

    Sexy Or Sectarian? Which Would Jakarta Commuters Prefer? 

    In Jakarta, these recent weeks, those of us, and there are many, who use public transport…



    C’mon, use the buses, avoid traffic jams!’


    …have had to pass along streets on which altogether too many large posters are hung, featuring the easily recognisable face of Indonesia’s most notorious fanatic….


    The Fanatic Returns! Indonesian “Scholar” Offers Warm Welcome!

    …the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front, the FPI, Rizieq Syihab.

    I’ve never seen anyone actually putting them up, so it must have been a furtive operation, at dead of night.

    There are rules about posters.

    After elections here in Indonesia, posters must be taken down by those who put them up.

    Yet nobody has been taking the fanatic stuff down.

    This may be due to the FPI’s reputation for vicious violence against people who incur their displeasure….


    ….so it was pleasing to hear that some of the capital’s highways have finally been made presentable again, and there’s even a viral video showing the clean-up.

    But why is it viral?


    Thanks to this link from detik.com…


    ….we learn that 5 people were seen doing their civic duty.

    These billboards were lowered by people in striped uniforms. The TNI said it was a joint operation with the police and Satpol PP: TNI was only helping.

    The head of the TNI Information Center (Kapuspen), Maj. Gen. Achmad Riad spoke up about the viral video . 

    In the picture there is one whose clothes are not TNI,” said Achmad Riad at the Headquarters of Wing I Paskhas, Halim, East Jakarta.

    Achmad Riad also explained that it was not only the TNI…  Police and Satpol PP, he continued, also participated in this activity. “What is clear is that it is carried out jointly. There is a Satpol PP, there is a police officer, yes, the TNI is below, helping..


     ‘ With the People, the TNI is Strong!’

    The TNI refers to Indonesia’s Armed Services…


    ..and the SatPol PP are the civic militia, auxiliaries who assist police work.

    Good to see such gotong royong, cooperative effort, in the service of the community.

    But why is Major General Achmad Riad so seemingly defensive?

    It’s a good job well done, and admirably counter-acts concerns about the disgraceful antics by one uniformed individual…

    Alarming – For All Of Us Who Love Indonesia! 

    …which we discussed less than a week ago.

    Meanwhile, the heroic Nikita Mirzani….

    Bravo Nikita! Sexy Star Faces Fanatic Mob Threat

    Nifty Nikita, Foe Of Fanatics – And Has Good English,

    …continues to dominate news stories here, along with the off-and-on scheming by the fanatics over their putative sectarian mob gathering next month.

    So if by any chance she reads my blog ( unlikely) or any of her thousands of fans do ( quite likely) here’s an idea to contemplate.

    Jakarta folks are generally cheerful enough but, like everywhere else, the tedious restrictions imposed by the Chinese Virus can be tough to endure.

    Why not brighten up the city’s thoroughfares by an array of posters at every junction…




    ….depicting Nikita in some of her many delightful poses…


    • JazPen 08:04 on November 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      It should be put to popular referendum.
      I vote Niki!


    • Wisnu 11:12 on November 23, 2020 Permalink | Reply

      Most will want Niki posters not Rizieq posters.


  • ross1948 07:26 on August 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    In Jakarta, Persecuted Ahmadis Seek Justice! 

    Good to see that, despite President Jokowi’s inaction on repealing the vindictive and discriminatory Tri-Ministerial Decree, which was issued during his predecessor’s term of office…



    …that mean-spirited diktat’s victims, the peaceful and inoffensive Ahmadiyah minority creed, are not giving up.

    They’re taking their fight for religious liberty to the Constitutional Court!


    Constitutional Court, Jakarta


    And they’ve included in their legal submission this rather fine paragraph.

    “If the government assumes a certain denomination can comment, even determine the fate of other denominations in the same religion, does this mean the government can also ensure which domination is received by God Almighty…


    Gambar terkait


    …and gets a special door into His heaven?   


    That’s tellin’ ’em!

    It’s always been a matter of puzzlement to me how come the so-called Islamic ‘scholars’ here, the state-funded MUI…



    • ….are so lacking in confidence in their version of religious dogma that they cower from debate  with Ahmadis…



    ….and instead go whining to the state to shut dissent down.


    The Ahmadi plaintiffs have submitted a list of specific maltreatment occasions to bolster their case…Gambar terkait

    …and although readers overseas may be totally unfamiliar with the places mentioned, it seems a good idea to append that list, so you can see how these decent people’s religious liberty has been affronted.


     1. Sealing Al Furqon Mosque, Kersamaju, conducted by Satpol PP on March 31, 2015.



    NB –

    The Satpol PP are the civic militia, controlled by local governments throughout Indonesia


    2. Sealing Al Hidayah Mosque, Depok conducted by a group of people on March 19, 2011. It was repeated in February 2017 conducted by the Head of Satpol PP Pemkot Depok.



    3. The burning and sealing of Masjid Al Furqon, Parakansalak, Sukabumi by the masses on April 28, 2008. After that Satpol PP Sukabumi sealed the mosque on July 26, 2016.



    4. Damage to Al Kautsar Mosque, Kendal, Central Java in May 2016.

    5. Prohibition of the use of the mosque An Nashr, Pekanbaru on October 12, 2010. The ban was in line with the letter of Mayor of Pekanbaru to Ahmadiyah congregation to stop their activities.

    6. Damage to Cipeuyeum Mosque on March 13, 2011.

    7. Termination of mosque construction in Kunto Darussalam pasda April 2017.

    8. Scattering Al Misbah Mosque, New Jatibening, Bekasi on 14 November 2011.

    9. The burning of the Cisalada Mosque on October 1, 2010 by a group of people.


    Ahmadi Koran, burned in a major sectarian arson attack in Cisalada


    10. Sealing Baitul Rahim Mosque, Singaparna on 12 April 2012 night.

    11. Rejection of the issuance of e-ID card 1,400 people of Manislor Village, Kuningan in 2012.

    12. Rejection of the registration of marriage certificate at Tanjungpinang Religious Court on April 16, 2015.

    13. The destruction of Masjid Mahmud, Singaparna on April 15, 2010 noon

    14. Damage to mosques and houses of Ahmadiyah members in Ciaruteun, Bogor on March 11, 2011. A total of 7 families of Ahmadiyah refugees.

    15. Case of expulsion and destruction of houses of members of Ahmadiyah Lombok, NTB.


    Anti-Ahmadi sectarian arson in Lombok


    If you want more info on some of these cases, you can use our Search box, entering Lombok, Cisalada, or just Ahmadiyah and see the extent of the evil perpetrated against them.

    I wish them the best of luck in their fight against oppression!

    1. Penyegelan Masjid Al Furqon, Kersamaju, yang dilakukan oleh Satpol PP pada 31 Maret 2015.

    2. Penyegelan Masjid Al Hidayah, Depok yang dilakukan oleh sekelompok orang pada 19 Maret 2011. Hal itu berulang pada Februari 2017 yang dilakukan oleh Kepala Satpol PP Pemkot Depok.

    3. Pembakaran dan penyegelaan Masjid Al Furqon, Parakansalak, Sukabumi oleh massa pada 28 April 2008. Setelah itu Satpol PP Sukabumi menyegel masjid itu pada 26 Juli 2016.

    4. Perusakan Masjid Al Kautsar, Kendal, Jawa Tengah pada Mei 2016.

    5. Pelarangan penggunaan masjid An Nashr, Pekanbaru pada 12 Oktober 2010. Larangan itu seiring surat Wali Kota Pekanbaru ke jemaah Ahmadiyah untuk menghentikan kegiatan mereka.

    6. Perusakan Masjid Cipeuyeum pada 13 Maret 2011.

    7. Penghentian pembangunan masjid di Kunto Darussalam pasda April 2017.

    8. Penggembokan Masjid Al Misbah, Jatibening Baru, Bekasi pada 14 November 2011.

    9. Pembakaran Masjid Cisalada pada 1 Oktober 2010 oleh sekelompok orang.

    10. Penyegelan masjid Baitul Rahim, Singaparna pada 12 April 2012 malam.

    11. Penolakan penerbitan e-KTP 1.400 orang Desa Manislor, Kuningan pada 2012.

    12. Penolakan pencatatan akta nikah di Pengadilan Agama Tanjungpinang pada 16 April 2015.

    13. Perusakan Masjid Mahmud, Singaparna pada 15 April 2010 siang

    14. Perusakan Masjid dan rumah anggota Ahmadiyah di Ciaruteun, Bogor pada 11 Maret 2011. Sebanyak 7 KK warga Ahmadiyah mengungsi.

    15. Kasus pengusiran dan perusakan rumah anggota Ahmadiyah Lombok, NTB.



    • JazPen 20:01 on August 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I knew you hadnt forgotten the Ahmadis but you use to write about them all the time.
      Its good to see you have still got their back.


  • ross1948 22:35 on June 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , IslamoNazi raids, Mandar, , SatPol PP, silly curtains, , , , ,   

    Islamist Intolerance Rules, In ‘Moderate’ Police State! 

    Well now!

    Even Amnesty agrees with me on this!

    They have condemned the imprisonment of a man in Tunisia for smoking a cigarette in public during the dawn-to-dusk Muslim fast.



    I’ve been smoking all over town here in Jakarta, a 90% Muslim city, and not noticed that anybody looks askance. My lunches are still taken at my warteg, though it has its ‘holy’ curtains up out front.

    Big Mackistan? Ramadhan Lock-Out at McD Sarinah?

    I find this month wearisome, partly from reading snippets of of news from outside Jakarta.. 

    Bigot Goon-Squad Bullies Vendor – Decent Indonesians Open Hearts AND Wallets!

    …where sectarian bullying can be the work of IslamoNazi thugs…

    …or may well be enshrined in local regulations – like in Mandar, where dozens of people were harassed and detained  by cops, local militia and religious leaders and community leaders, last week.


    the local government has written to every food stall and beverage owner so that during Ramadan do not operate during the day in honor of Muslims who are running fast. But still many stalls reported residents remain open as usual….“All the food stalls that remain operational during the day during Ramadan will be disciplined, “said H Ummar S, head of Wonomulyo.

    That’s a Javanese community, in West Sulawesi Province, not in Java at all, it exists due to trans-island migration, some people having evidently carried their bigotry with them,

    Jakarta also has some bizarre regulations, and my partying opportunities are lessened. There are those silly curtains to hide non-fasters from fasters, to avoid testing the latter’s spiritual commitment, but life goes on.

    Not so in Tunisia.

    A crack-pot bigot court there sentenced the man to one month in jail for “public indecency”.

    Tunisia, we keep getting told, is a ‘moderate’ Islamic country, but after this hogwash we’ll need to take that with a large pinch of salt.

    Not to say there aren’t decent Muslims there, because dozens protested on Sunday in the capital, Tunis, for the right to eat and drink in public during Ramadan.



    But the nut-job verdict was hardly a one-off, because the BBC also tells us that a fortnight ago, four men were sentenced to one month in prison after eating in public.

    Thanks to Amnesty, for advising us that in fact there is no legal basis for the sectarian persecution – there are no laws in mainly Muslim Tunisia requiring individuals to fast or barring them from eating or smoking publicly during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan…

    Tunisian smoker jailed for not fasting during Ramadan

    In other words, the state can spuriously claim to be civilised and open because there’s no relevant statute, but the reality is that the benighted courts just make it up as they go along to hammer anyone who steps out of line…


    ….shoddy drivel like a ‘public decency’ charge to lend a threadbare legitimacy to their backward bullying Islamist intolerance.

    Ramadhan just has a few days to run. It’s meant to be a time of contemplation, not a bad idea, indeed.

    I’m simply contemplating which is worse.

    The Tunisian hypocrisy way, or the West Sulawesi way, with its Dark Age diktat.

    Hasil gambar untuk intolerance

    I’m still wondering.

    Why can’t these crude kill-joys just live and let live?


    • Adele 03:15 on June 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Your final sentence, that question why the killjoys can’t stick to their religious practices and not keep trying to shove them down our throat, that is what all those whiners about Islamophobia need to answer, because we don’t force them to eat wile they’re fasting so why do they feel this burning need to force us to fast just because they sre.
      I think that phrase about how it’s our duty to ‘honor’ their fasting so obnoxious because it’s not our duty at all. Who are they to tel us our duty?


  • ross1948 08:55 on June 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Shadow Of Islamist Intolerance Darkens Depok Once Again 

    It’s not as if we haven’t looked into the ugly face of Islamist intolerance in Depok scores of times, sometimes with a grimace at the antics of those involved Islamist Bigot Biter Bit in West Java 

    But at other times one has to feel nothing but contempt for the mean-spirited oppression of the inoffensive and utterly blameless Ahmadiyah religious minority.

    Sadly, the latest news falls into the latter category, nothing to smile about as sectarian bigotry blights the city yet again.

    The Mayor of Depok thinks it’s acceptable to hammer religious liberty in his dismal city, apparently to meet the demands of “certain groups that pressured him into forbidding Ahmadiyah followers from carrying out their worship activities in Depok.”



    Mayor Mohamed Idris sent in his goon-squad, the SatPol PP – civic militia – and now the Ahmadis’ Al-Hidayah Mosque has been sealed.

    One government flunkey tries to justify suppression of religious liberty by invoking the locals’ numbskull bigotry.

    fDepok National and Political Unity Agency head Dadang Wihana argued that the closure was aimed at maintaining a peaceful situation and to protect the Ahmadis themselves, saying that the locals had felt disturbed by their presence and they might incite conflicts.  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/06/08/ahmadis-plan-lawsuit-against-depok-administration.html

     One might think it’s numbskulls, like those who can’t observe other people’s ways of worship without getting ‘disturbed, that deserve the attentions of the SatPol PP.


    The militia is equipped with sturdy batons which might knock some sense into those numb skulls!

    It’s fairly nauseating to be back on the subject of religious liberty in Depok, West Java, yet again.


    It’s especially offensive because Ramadhan is meant to be a holy month of reflection and introspection, not persecution, but the authorities in Depok clearly care little for soul-searching and much more for witch-hunting.  

    Ahmadiyah spokesman Yendra Budiana said that the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) and the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) had urged the mayor to not restrict religious freedom…  http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/06/04/authorities-allegedly-seal-ahmadiyah-mosque-in-depok.html

    But decent people versus ‘certain groups?’

    Not much of a contest in Dark Age Depok.

    The Ahmadis are now talking lawsuit, but if the powerful Governor of Jakarta can be sent to prison for quoting an Islamic verse, what chance do a small congregation of humble folk persecuted in Depok have?

    Important question – who are these ‘certain groups?’

    Neither the Ahmadi leader nor the Jakarta Post seem up to telling us. Ahmadis, of course, have faced murderous persecution…


    Islamist beasts at their bloody work in Cikeusik


    … notably at Cikeusik six years ago, when three of them were martyred by a mob of Islamist savages. They have reasons to be wary.

    But it’s surely the Jakarta Post’s job to report properly and seek out the ‘certain groups?


    Sectarian gangsters need to be exposed, not covered for, although there’s a pretty good bet that it’s IslamoNazis at work again.

    Which particular gang? I don’t know, and I haven’t got the resources the newspapers have to find out.

    If I had, I’d try.

    Has the JP tried?

    Doubt it.

  • ross1948 07:54 on February 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , SatPol PP, Valentine crds,   

    Anti-Valentine Raids On Java Bed-Sits? : 

    Did you post your Valentine card with a crayoned SWALK on the back of the envelope, as we did when we were approaching adolescence..


    .Hasil gambar untuk SWALK


    If so, one hopes the SatPol PP ( civic militia, aka sectarian goon-squad) in Sukabumi, West Java, didn’t catch you doing so!

    Bigots in uniform are planning to stamp out celebrations of St. Valentine’s Day.

    “We’ve ordered night clubs and hotels not to put up Valentine’s Day decorations,”



    That’s how Sudrajat, SatPol boss in Sukabumi, seeks to wage his sectarian war on freedom. And no only that. 

    The agency, the police and military officers may raid night clubs, hotels and rented rooms, known as kos, to make sure everyone complies to the order.


    “ Jackboot

    Stomping bed-sits to enforce kill-joy sectarianism


    The brazen intolerance of this geezer, and of the benighted establishment he serves, alas, comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with West Java’s reputation.

    West Java Islamists Again Attack Ahmadis, Blame Foreign Journos 

    Cops Stop West Java Worship, Appease Islamist Louts 

    Christians Abused by Islamist Mob, Cops Fail to Enforce the Law

    I’m not worried about any dearth of postal deliveries today.

    But it does worry me that prejudiced pipsqueaks can tell citizens in a free country what they may, or may not, celebrate.

    Nobody wants to force rabid Islamists to send Valentines – damn sure they won’t get any more than I expect to get!

    But stalinoid sticky-beaks can tell NON-Islamists what days they can enjoy, or in what way?


    • Hasil gambar untuk sticky beaks
    • ==========
    • It’s outrageous when they rant about invading people’s private residences, those humble kos bed-sits, to scrutinise how tenants are spending their free time.
    • If that’s what’s happening, with the ‘police and military officers’ ( the military are under the authority of the Government of Indonesia, not provincial prigs) how long can my Indonesian friends count on Indonesia remaining a free country?
    • Santi 08:11 on February 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for saying this, Ross. We and all my friends do not like this SatPol PP bully raiding.
      I send this with SWALK today!


    • Amel 08:18 on February 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      My sister and me live in a kos and it is small but it is our home here. We do not want Satpol coming here to tell us what to do.
      I do not care about valentines but if other people want to celebrate with party or have fun it is the business of them not of us. Satpol better to mind their own business.


    • Prita 08:32 on February 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Good morning Ross and SWALK to you today for this good writing.
      I still have my english vocabulary books and use them to find good words.
      Harmless is good word for Valentine..
      Dictator is good word for to order no celebrating.

      Also I like the word you use, Killjoy, for West Java satpol. Very good word for people like Pak Sudrajat.


    • Ati 08:44 on February 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So sorry Ross, I never comment any more but today of course must to say I am happy to not live in Sukabumi.
      Police and military to raid koskosan is crazy .. .


    • JazPen 11:22 on February 14, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Happy to see you are giving more of your time to Indonesians problems, Ross. The Valentine panic is on us again but the worst, most worrying part of what you wrote is that ‘military officers’ are involved with these raids on bed-sits.
      Bed-sit is maybe a little too nice a way to talk about these little kos rooms but it is the nearest Westen equivalent, so be it.

      Most of the staff in the offices I visit around Jakarta decide to rent a kos because most of them come from outside Jakarta and it is cheaper and easier to find a little room to let here instead of trying to travel in each morning though the terrible traffic.

      These places are where they go home after work to get some well earned rest and it is angering to think that a Satpol gang might burst in to start searching for Valentine cards or other evidence of people enjoying themselves.
      Its nothing new but if the military are joining these raids then it is getting worse.
      After Operation Prayer Mat under President SBY I hoped that Jokowi would make sure his soldiers would never be allowed to do sectarian operations again. I wish President Jokowi would order the army to have nothing to do with it but I think that is one Valentine wish that wont be granted.


  • ross1948 00:33 on June 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , SatPol PP, ,   

    TransJakarta Buses – What’s the Problem? 

    Good to note that Governor Ahok is to ban diplomats and other high-ups, etc. from the TransJakarta Busway lanes, but there aren’t THAT many of them.

    Having said that, if one non-bus vehicle gets to use the bus-lane, every other driver is moved to try the same stunt. Ahok obviously realises that. 


    Anyway, no amount of bans will make any difference unless they are enforced, not just for a few days but permanently.


    Time and again, I’ve simmered, late – well, I’m never actually late because I leave twice as early as any sane person would. Unpunctuality is, to me, one of the  worst forms of discourtesy – due to selfish good-for-nothing toe-rags invading the Busway lanes from which they’re theoretically banned.

    Perhaps the Jakarta SatPol PP  (the civic militia) could be issued with special long clubs and given free rein to bash bus-lane transgressors’ cars.


    The SatPols would have loads of fun and the said transgressors would weary of flouting lane-rules were they to incur serious damage to their vehicles.

    How’s that for a solution?

    Oh, and within the buses, conductors should be ordered to enforce basic manners. Time and again , I’ve witnessed bad parents who allow their spoilt brats to remain seated when adults are standing.

    The pampered little piglets even put their feet up on the seats, so when a grown-up eventually does get to sit down, his or her clothing will be dirtied by whatever might have been on the soles of said brats’ shoes.

    It’s quite shocking to me how many people here with kids really do need parenting skills classes. Had I taken a seat on public transport, as a young lad, when any of my elders were standing, a clip round the ear would not have been long in coming.

    But I sadly suspect that manners, like queuing, are a dying habit back in The Old Country. 


  • ross1948 14:42 on June 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , , , Saeni, SatPol PP, ,   

    Bigot Goon-Squad Bullies Vendor – Decent Indonesians Open Hearts AND Wallets! 

    No Ramadhan raids on eateries in Jakarta: Ahok –

    So says the Jakarta Post, and I hope his assurance holds up. I’d be more reassured if the cops give an undertaking to use the guns they carry to deal with sectarian hoodlums who decide to run amok.

    But the rest of the report is more interesting, both for the news it gives of a SatPol PP (civic militia) raid on a defenceless old lady in the nearby town of Serang last week.

    Her ‘crime?’

    Mrs. Saeni had served customers at midday during the fasting month.

    Serang, as noted, is near Jakarta but is actually located in the adjacent province of Banten.

    Banten may not be as steeped in pig-ignorant fanaticism as Aceh or West Java, but that’s not saying a lot.

    Shariah goon-squad, picking on Saeni’s food-stall Well done to Kompas.com for focusing on this

    Serang Satpol PP personnel raided Saeni’s food stall based on a regulation prohibiting eateries from serving customers during the day throughout the fasting month.

    The JP report then adds needlessly that Muslims are required to fast from dawn until dusk.



    That’s between them and their God, not a bunch of bigoted local bigwigs who evidently see themselves as agents of Divine Wrath.

    Here’s one of many YouTube links to the scenes. 


    Don’t know about you but it made me want to spit with fury.

    Serang’s sort of evil intolerance is an insult to the declared spirit of Ramadhan, which is meant to be all about introspection and spiritual discipline.  I do sometimes wonder what God will say to these pusillanimous pea-brains when they arrive in search of their just reward for persecuting women like Saeni.


    I can, of course, not know the answer to that, but I can speculate.

    However, there’s a happy ending to the story. 

    Footage of the raid went viral on social media on Friday and led to a donation drive for Saeni, which had collected more than Rp 176 million (US$13,200) as of Sunday night. 

    CNN says it now amounts to Rp.265 million.

    And President Jokowi himself has apparently sent in another Rp.10 million.




    Just a pity he can’t order public floggings for the scum who reduced the poor little lady to tears.

    • santi 14:51 on June 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      So beautiful this story. I want to donate but it is now closed.
      The SatPol are bad, I remember other story you write about SatPol in Banten, in Tangerang I think, poor woman drown because they were cruel.


    • Euis 15:48 on June 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Very good to have our president helping Ibu Saeni in Serang but better if he must arrest the SatPol who are guilty of this action.
      I also watch the youtube little filming of them and how mean they are to her.
      Also same for the Serang local goverment, they are disgrace to any faith.
      Punishment for them please.


    • Henni 18:23 on June 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Serang rule is doing harm to Ramadan same liek you say.
      Fasting must be own choice of every person. If forced it is not fasting but forced hunger. Not same. Opposite. .


  • ross1948 16:57 on April 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , SatPol PP, , , tobacco expo   

    Boo-Hoo! ‘He Yelled At Me!’ Al Jazeera Girl Shrills At Ahok 

    I’ve recently criticised Jakarta Governor Ahok, and will again. He has some odd notions about bikinis, for a start…


    • ahok

    I’ve generally had nothing but praise for the Guv, but he does have a Victorian streak!

    But much more seriously, I didn’t like the way he deployed the military to help destroy the small Kali Jodo community in North Jakarta and his Satpol PP civic militia have, both before and since that episode, stomped the livelihoods of more poor people in at least one part of West Jakarta.




    One of my readers reported this to me in the comments column and on inspection of the scene, I saw for myself how dozens of food-stalls have been forcibly closed down. They were not obstructing the jalan buntu (cul-de sac) they did business in and were enjoyed every lunchtime by hundreds of employees from the adjacent office-complex.

    But while I disapprove of some of his actions, he’s still a better person than anyone who serves the fanatic media outfit called Al Jazeera.


    Al Jazeera, said their recently released journo, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, supplied cameras to Muslim Brotherhood members and then used their footage without sourcing. He said: “This is not journalism, this is propaganda.”        http://www.theguardian.com/media/greenslade/2015/may/12/jailed-aljazeera-english-journalist-sues-his-employers-for-negligence



    A J and MB – a surreptitious brotherhood?


    “A lot of the research I’ve done in prison, and since I’ve been out of prison, has really added a lot of what I’m saying today in terms of clearly stating that Al Jazeera Mubashir is not just biased; they are sponsors of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

    …so I had to laugh at the Jakarta Globe report this week, about some Dutch hackette who’s gone into shrilling mode because Ahok got exasperated at a press conference about a tobacco expo due to be held in our fine city and told her off in no uncertain terms.

    Al-Jazeera journalist Step Vaessen, a Dutch national, asked why he allowed the exhibition to be staged in the Indonesian capital when other countries had refused.

    “You foreigners shouldn’t threaten our sovereignty with your silly thoughts. You [foreigners] are trying to introduce synthetic cigarettes [to replace Indonesia’s clove cigarettes]. Foreigners should not tell Indonesia what to do,” he told Vaessen.  http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/ahok-slammed-allowing-tobacco-exhibition-jakarta/

    Ahok is perfectly entitled to make those points. He’d probably say the same to me if he bothered to read my comments above on Kali Jodo etc.  

    He’d CERTAINLY say the same to me if I complained at the way smokers are ever more harshly persecuted in Jakarta…


    …ridiculous bans on smoking OUTDOORS, as in Plaza Semanggi, where I lit up in the open area on the north side of the mall and was quickly ordered not to  by a security man.



    It’s ridiculous.

    However, Ahok is keen to get business to come to Jakarta and sees no reason to have to justifiy himself, even to some pretty little Dutch girl. (She is pretty – I checked Google for pix!).

    …Vaessen said Basuki is well aware that she is a journalist and not an anti-tobacco activist. “Why was I yelled at because of my question?” she wrote in one post in Bahasa Indonesia.

    (NB -Basuki is the formal form of Ahok’s name)

    Most of us are fully aware that many journalists are indistinguishable from activists, given the biased hogwash they dish up on issues like illegal immigration.




    A lot of them refuse even to identify illegals as illegals, instead resorting to dishonest words like ‘undocumented.’

    In Sweden, they cover up crimmigrant crime.

    Maybe little Step isn’t one of those, but I’d be wary of anybody who works for an unwholesome organisation like Al Jazeera. 

    “I was only asking about the tobacco expo,” she replied to a follower. “I’m not upset, I am just confused why I was yelled at for no reason…” 


    Not upset? She SOUNDS upset.

     If she’d been treated the way Jakarta Islamists treat women, she’d be more entitled to her indignation. 

    Indecent Assault? ‘If You Don’t Like To Be Touched, Stay Home!’ – Islamist Fanatic

    Al Jazeera is a vile thing. We’ve covered its poisonous mind-set more than once and a lot of good citizens in the West have done good work trying to stop unsuspecting companies advertising on it.

    Al Jazeera suffers as advertisers boycott station

    And in the USA, the Al Jazeera ratbags got what was coming to them!

    No bloody wonder!

    “All: We manage our words carefully around here,” the network’s head of output wrote to staff at the Doha-based news channel’s New York and Washington, D.C. newsrooms. “So I’d like to bring to your attention some key words that have a tendency of tripping us up.”

    In an email obtained by National Review Online, van Meek warned the network’s journalists against the use of terms including “terrorist,” “militant,” “Islamist” and “jihad.”

    “One person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter,” the Al Jazeera executive wrote.

    The word “extremist” was labeled off-limits. “Avoid characterizing people,” van Meek said. “Often their actions do the work for the viewer.”

    “Do not use,” van Meek’s said of the term “Islamist.” He described it as “a simplistic label.”

    Adios Al Jazeera America. The network closes its door …

    BTW, I’ll be making a point of publicising the expo at least a few times every week – it’s on 27/28th April, at Jakarta International Expo Centre.

    WT Process and Machinery Asia



    • Lars 19:20 on April 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks, Ross. You came to the street and saw for yourself and talked to the people who knew what had happened to the warungs. It is needless what’s going on all around Jakarta.
      We like to eat at these places and these food-stall-holders have families to feed and send to school.


  • ross1948 13:45 on June 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , civic militia, closure, coercion, , , , , Minister of Religious Affairs, , , , noise, opening hours, , SatPol PP,   

    Well Said, Sir! Some Sense on Ramadan Shut-Downs…BUT! 

    Well, after reminding you all of what could most kindly be described as the careless talk we once heard from the MUI’s Amidhan about Ramadan … 

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

    …I am delighted to note that he has talked some good sense, according to a Tempo.com report.

    Chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council, Amidhan Shaberah, said the closure of the food stalls during Ramadan is a tradition….not related to the state. According to him, there should be no controversy over whether food stalls should be opened or closed.

    Amidhan-MUI-2011 Amidhan


    He recognised that in some areas they will close because that’s what the people, presumably including the stall-holders, want to do. Fair enough, so long as there’s no coercion by bigot bullies, like these IslamoNazis in Makassar.

    • FPI_13
    • Even so, said Amidhan, in other areas stalls can still be opened because many people are still in need. “Leave it to the respective areas in accordance with tradition.”
    • congratulationssuperjob
    • It turns out that this latest discussion of the topic arose because Lukman Hakim Syaifuddin, whose tenure as Minister of Religion is a welcome change from his bigot predecessor, Suryadharma Ali, has declared that people who are not fasting should be respected.


    main-lukman-hakim4 Lukman


    Stalls, said Lukman, do not need to be closed for Ramadan.


    The Government, he said, does not need to make rules whether the food stalls should be closed or not. “Leave it to tradition and awareness.”

    Excellent, echoing the words of the late Gus Dur on the same issue. 


    gus dur fasting

    ‘We Muslims should fast with respect for those not fasting.’ -A REAL Muslim scholar, the late President Gus Dur


    But even as we read this outbreak of common sense, another Tempo report reminds us that there’s a long way to go before the state takes its sticky-beak nose out of where it shouldn’t be.


    Jakarta’s SatPol PP (civic militia) have launched their annual prudery blitz on people who like to have fun! Their operation was endorsed by the capital’s Vice Governor, Djarot Saiful Hidayat.

    He announced that the city would restrict the operating hours of nightclubs during Ramadan. He wouldn’t hesitate to take stern action against the owners of nightclubs that violate these rules.

    Why the heck should hours of revelry be restricted? Yes, if disco music is drowning out the sermon at a nearby mosque.

    But mosque loud-speakers here can hold their own against any poor DJ.  https://rossrightangle.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/mosques-above-the-law-too-sensitive-to-enforce-noise-control-and-criticism-an-outrage/  Nor do they need to comply with city rules, so we’ve seen.

    But the point surely is that if people feel like praying or whatever, they can, and same with the self-denial from terrible fleshly pursuits, like singing, dancing and drinking.




    Nobody rushes out of bars to drag the passing faithful in. Nor does anybody force anyone else, least of all the devout, to stay out late having a good time.

    If there’s no alternative to being self-denying, it’s not self-denial, merely sectarian coercion.



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