Aceh is a physically a very beautiful part of Indonesia but with recent limited automony allowing the introduction of Sharia Law, Aceh has become Indonesia’s intolerant, perverted creepy Uncle.
The province is now better known for its uniformed religious thugs kidnapping young teenagers off the streets for daring to hold hands or nonsensical regulations such as women must ride motor bikes side saddle.
However in a simply bizarre news story oozing out of Aceh, it appears the creepy uncles have reached a new low. The Jakarta Post reports today:
“A junior high school in Sabang, Aceh, apparently cares so much about its students that it is asking about the sizes of their penises, vaginas and breasts in its registration forms.
One of the forms, there was a questionaire with graphics depicting breasts, vaginas and penises and under each of them, there were four options – from small to large – that a student needed to circle”
The mind boogles at what Junior High School girl would be expected to circle when asked how big her vagina is? This is a sick and depraved part of Indonesia and anyone who thinks Sharia Law or a vote for one of the Islamist Parties (PKS) is the answer to the countries ills should look long and hard at what occurs here.
The paid religious thugs of Indonesia better know as the FPI are embarrassing the nation again. One could ask how much longer are the police and the government going to sit idly by and let these sexually insecure and cowardly thugs continue to harass Indonesian citizens.
Despite the views of one rather repugnant views of one resident and ignorant expatriate blogger, the mass slaughters that took place during rise of the new order and toppling of Sukarno are nothing for Individuals or the nation to celebrate. Despite the revisionist history this period was one marked by blood and government sanctioned, cowardice and cruelty. Many would say the lack of accountability for the atrocities that took place laid the groundwork for the blanket disregard for human rights that continues in many forms to this day.
A very confronting documentary “The Act of Killing,” by Joshua Oppenheimer and released last year recounts the slaughters committed in 1965-66 in primarily through the eyes of perpetrators. It is gut wrenching to watch as people oft regarded as heroes exposed by their own words as vile and evil human beings. One particular piece of human trash and still highly respected in its community details how he raped and killed hundreds of girls particularly relishing the young ones of 14 and 15 as they are still fresh. The girls crimes, maybe they were communists which of course is absolute nonsense.
Do find the time to watch the movie and do recall it when someone next to you proclaims the proud and noble fight for Indonesia’s stained soul.
Off to hot, overcrowded Bali for a few days. Bali has long since lost its appeal at the Stump but for some reason still lingers as a holiday destination for some hence the Bali summons.
Balinese Dancers are something special though,
English: Repronegative. Portrait of two young Balinese dancers Français : Repronégatif. Portrait de deux jeunes danseuses balinaises. Bahasa Indonesia: Repronegatif. Potret dua gadis penari Bali Русский: Репронегатив. Портрет двух молодых танцовщиц с острова Бали Nederlands: Repronegatief. Portert van twee jonge Balinese danseressen Basa Sunda: Répronégatif. Potrét dua mojang panari Bali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Personally despite many natural wonders it has become increasingly difficult to escape the pollution and plastic bags in every potential holiday location in Indonesia.
Stump preferred destinations remain Vietnam and Australia