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Councilors mull virginity as criteria for enrollment

  • Jon Afrizal

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 22 2010   /  09:22 am

A Jambi provincial legislator has floated a potentially controversial idea requiring female students enrolling into state schools to undergo virginity tests, with failure meaning exclusion from studies.

“The idea is simple. Parents are obviously afraid of their daughters being deflowered before the time comes, so before they continue their studies, they can undergo the virginity test and automatically protect their dignity,” said Jambi legislative councilor Bambang Bayu Suseno.

Bambang apparently seemed serious on the matter. He said he was prepared to invite various parties to discuss the issue. He said the idea would be put forward in a local provincial draft law by the legislature’s Commission IV.“We could hold a discussion if need be. Everyone can express their views. The issue can draw controversies, but signify good goals, for the sake of our children’s mora...