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Jakarta Post

House agrees to total ban on LGBT content

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 28 2017   /  12:26 am

Equality for all: Hundreds of women participate in the Women’s March 2017 on Jl. Merdeka Barat, Jakarta, March 4. The rally was held to commemorate International Women’s Day that was celebrated on March 8 and to promote equal rights for women and transgender people.(JP/Seto Wardhana)The broadcasting bill is arguably the most contentious bill currently being deliberated by the House of Representatives, with lawmakers having spent more than four years debating crucial provisions that will affect large businesses, mainly those in the broadcasting and tobacco industry.

As of today, the House’s Legislative Body (Baleg) and Commission I that oversees broadcasting have yet to agree on a single version of the draft bill that they could use as reference for deliberation, given the stakes involved.

The lawmakers, however, have had no reservation when considering a proposal to...