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12 Sep 2016

Police in Indonesia want crack down on gay dating apps

Law enforcement call for a ban on gay dating apps after Grindr is discovered on paedophile ring leader’s iPad.

Authorities last week busted an online paedophile ring they said linked adult men to mostly teenage boys and arrested three suspects.

Police said they discovered Grindr on one of the suspects’ iPads, and believe he had used it to pimp boys.

Agung Setya, the police’s director of economic and special crimes, is therefore calling for Grindr and 18 other gay networking apps in use in Indonesia to be banned by the communications ministry.

Setya said police “hope that, with the authority the communications ministry has, it will make the right decision and impose a ban”.

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court is also currently hearing a petition from Islamic activists to make gay sex a crime.

This is the latest in a string of LGBT news to come from Indonesia, where the community has been experiencing a backlash since the beginning of the year.

Recently the government said there is “no room” in the country for the gay community.


1. 2016-09-12 22:56  
If one Indonesian police officer has ever been found to be corrupt, the entire police force should be disbanded.
2. 2016-09-13 02:04  
"Recently the government said there is “no room” in the country for the gay community." Where was this said? The link quotes the government as saying that everyone was to have their freedoms safeguarded regardless of their sexuality.
3. 2016-09-13 02:55  
And the "Gay Community" along with the good citizens of Indonesia says there is no room in the country for bias and prejudice religious zealots.

The Islamic activists better tone down their arcadian rhetoric or they could have a "backlash" themselves.
4. 2016-09-13 15:46  
Maybe GTiLad if you clicked on the Related Articles on Fridae titled 'Indonesia says "no room" for LGBT rights' then read the article you see who said it and what was said. Doing this would have saved us from another of your idiotic attempts at being an editor for this site.
5. 2016-09-14 05:51  
The Islamic activists will not face a backlash, at least not in the near future.

This whole thing is a mess. This discovery just helped cement the perception that homosexuality is equal to pedophilia, and unfortunately, too many Indonesians are still too ignorant to understand the difference.

To make matters worse, the president has yet to say anything to stop this.
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7. 2016-09-14 16:27  
#4, so nothing about there being no room for the gay community. What an idiotic comment to make!




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