Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Knocking Knees
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Knocking Knees

While Minister of Religion Wants Indonesian Women to Cover their Knees, Suryadharma Ali Acknowledges That Bali and Papua Dance to a Different Drummer


Bali News: Knocking Knees
Click Image to Enlarge

(3/30/2012)

It appears that Bali may be spared from Indonesia’s growing fixation on regulating morality via loosely structured anti-pornography legislation.

The Bali Post quotes Indonesia’s Minister of Religion, Suryadharma Ali, who is pushing the criminalization of wearing of skirts above the knee, as insisting that the provinces of Bali and Papua would be exempted from the criteria now being formulated by a national committee attempting to determine exactly what constitutes pornography.

Speaking in Jakarta at the House of Representatives (DPR) on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Suryadharma said: “This is something special for Bali and Papua. This is because their cultures are ‘like that.’”

Despite these exceptions, the government intends to push ahead in the formulating  general criteria on what constitutes pornography by setting nation-wide pornographic benchmarks.

The Minister told the press he is convinced that universal standards do exists on what constitutes pornography. “I am of the opinion that there must be a general criteria. For instance, woman must wear skirts (extending) below the knee,” added Suryadharma.

The Minister bemoaned that no general standard on what can be considered pornography exists in Indonesia. The Minister, who is also chairman of the Islamist United Development Party (PPP), said that the “aura” of a local population must be considered in setting pornographic standards. He cites how the bustier (kemben) and traditional blouses (kebaya) worn by Balinese women are not seen as pornographic by the local population.

Such clothing, said the Minister, might be seen as scandalous in other areas, but is accepted as traditional dress in Bali. Warming to the theme, the Minister added: “What’s more, the dancers (in Bali) with their dance movements that are really artistic, but not exotic, must be viewed differently.”

The Minister said the main duty of the team formulating pornographic standards is the need to educate the people on what constitutes pornography.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
UBUD WRITERS & READERS FESTIVAL
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Harambee, Buana! Harambee!
Hat-trick Win for Kenyan Kennedy Kiproo Lilan on His 3rd Win of BII Maybank Bali Marathon
(9/14/2014)
Holiday of No Return
Suicide Suspected in Death of 31-Year-Old Australian at a Kuta Hotel
(9/13/2014)
Roller Coaster Effect
Bali Hindu Support a Mass Transit Rail System that Honors Local Sensitivities
(9/13/2014)
Climb Every Other Mountain
Bali's Mount Agung Closed to Hikers Until November 21, 2014
(9/13/2014)
We Have a Search Warrant!
Prosecutors Raid Bali Airport Offices Seeking Evidence in Ongoing Corruption Investigation
(9/12/2014)
Bali & Beyond Travel Fair 2015
2nd Bali and Beyond Travel Fair Returns to Bali June 10-14, 2015
(9/12/2014)
Have Lunch with Bali's Best Chefs
Bali Culinary Professionals September Lunch - a Bavarian Affair at Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel on Saturday, September 27, 2014
(9/12/2014)
Thai-Style Hospitality Comes to Bali
Centara Hotel and Resorts Opens 14-Villa Property at Nusa Dua, Bali
(9/12/2014)
Service Included
Airport Service Charge to be Included in Cost of Domestic Tickets Traveling form Bali's Airport
(9/12/2014)
Waldorf . . . .Make it a Double
Bali to Be Home to Two Waldorf Astorias
(9/12/2014)
Monumental Exports
29.09% drop in Exported Wooden Statues from Bali in January-July 2014
(9/12/2014)
TV Dinners
CNNgo Names Six 'Must Eat' Dishes for a Balinese Holiday
(9/13/2014)
All [News]!
 
Tourism and Transport Tourism Agents