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Jakarta Post

Tourism industry backs efforts to challenge the porn bill

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 5 2008   /  10:36 am

Members of Bali's tourism industry declared their support Tuesday for efforts to legally challenge the recently passed pornography bill, calling the bill a violation of individual rights and an egregious monopoly on cultural values. Head of Bali Tourism Board (BTB) Ida Bagus Ngurah Wijaya said the industry was ready to support any legal challenge made to the pornography bill, including the plan by the Bali People's Component (KRB) to file a judicial review with the Constitutional Court. He regretted the passing of the bill, saying it was a violation of personal rights and a blatant attempt to standardize public values. "Thus we are in full support of KRB's attempt to have a judicial review of the bill," he said at Denpasar's BTB office. He further applauded the island's leaders, Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika and Speaker of the Bali Provincial L...