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Jakarta Post

Major political parties oppose controversial 'bedroom bill'

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 22, 2020   /  06:54 pm
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Following the revelation of controversial articles in the family resilience bill, major political parties have begun challenging it, claiming that the parties had never wanted the draft to enter the legislative process.   Although the bill is currently included in the 2020 National Legislation Program (Prolegnas), the three largest parties in the House of Representatives — the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the Golkar Party and the Gerindra Party — have denied they were officially supporting the bill, saying any expression of support came from individual members acting on their own. PDI-P lawmaker Diah Pitaloka, who is a member of the House Commission VIII overseeing religious and social affairs, said the party had already issued an official rejection of the draft of the bill since it was brought to the House's legislation body (Baleg). ...