PKB shouts down gay and lesbian congress in RI
The National Awakening Party (PKB) says a gay and lesbian congress initially scheduled to take place in Surabaya, East Java, must be relocated overseas “for the sake of the country's moral values”.
"Indonesia is not a liberal country and still clings to Eastern values,” Marwan Ja’far, the PKB chairman at the House of Representatives, said Friday.
“The event must be reviewed and relocated. East Java is also widely known as a religious province, so holding the event there is improper.”
The congress was set to run from March 26 to 28, but was canceled by the police following complaints by local Muslim groups.