Indonesia passes new criminal code, outlaws sex outside marriage

Indonesia passes new criminal code, outlaws sex outside marriage

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Indonesia passes new criminal code, outlaws sex outside marriage

Indonesia has passed a controversial new Criminal Code that includes outlawing sex outside marriage and cohabitation, in changes that critics contend could undermine freedoms in the Southeast Asian nation. The new laws apply to Indonesians and foreigners and also restore a ban on insulting the president, state institutions or Indonesia’s national ideology known as Pancasila. The new criminal code, which was approved unanimously by parliament on Tuesday, replaces a framework that had been in use since independence in 1946 and was a mix of Dutch law, customary law known as hukum adat, and modern Indonesian law. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraen... #Indonesia #IndonesianParliament #IndonesiaCriminalCode #AlJazeeraEnglish

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