Indonesia postpones vote on bill criminalizing sex outside marriage

FILE PHOTO: Indonesian President Joko Widodo gestures as he arrives with Sripeni Inten Cahyani, who is PLN's acting CEO, during a visit at PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) headquarters after a major power blackout in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 5, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Akbar Nugroho Gumay/ via REUTERS

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s president ordered parliament on Friday to delay voting on a bill to criminalise extra-marital and gay sex, amid protests and criticism from rights groups and after major tourist market Australia warned its citizens about the plan. The world’s most populous Muslim-majority country has substantial Christian, Hindu and Buddhist minorities but has […]

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