The deputy chairman of one of Indonesia’s political parties has given a warning about LGBT people in the country and suggested that they could be ‘cured’ under state welfare.
Deputy party chairman Tamam Achda called on the public, including educational and religious institutions, to be aware of LGBT issue and said: “We warn family institutions to be aware and to protect young generations from the dangers of LGBT.”
He suggested that that a state-sponsored “healing program” was necessary.
“We recommended to the government that an LGBT healing program could be covered by the BPJS[Indonesia’s social security agency],” Tamam Achda said during the party’s national leadership meeting at the Haj Dormitory Building in East Jakarta on Monday as reported by tribunnews.com.
He also said that the government should introduce a law making LGBT illegal.