Thursday, March 02, 2006

Leg man or arse man?

As reported in the media and by my esteemed blogging colleagues recently, an "anti pornography" Bill that was first submitted to the House of Representatives in 1992 has been resurrected and reported to be currently under deliberation by the House.

Today's Jakarta Post discusses some of the detail of the Bill -

Article 79 of the bill mandates a Rp 200 million fine and a minimal jail
term of two years for "showing off sensual parts of the female body", which
include thighs, hips, breasts and navel.

I'm no lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but my reading of the above suggests that arses may be exempt, which means that skin tight jeans may well remain the default attire of Jakartan women between the ages of 16 and 40.

If you live in the western suburbs of Jakarta and are a leg man or a Japanese visitor with an eye for high school girls in short skirts, you will also out of luck soon, following the Mayor of Tangerang's proposed regulation banning skirts that show knee or thigh.

And, you better stock up on porn DVDs before all the roadside sellers are locked up as well.


Blogger oigal said...

Good Stuff, good to see you are winding up the "annoying mouses" who get the sh*ts with what you write...

although i notice they cannot comment anymore..kinda sad that

Come in Spinner ..nice touch


12:01 PM  
Blogger Double R said...

I wonder how would that mayor reacts to thousands angry local women who couldn't roll up their skirts during "banjir" seasons...hmmmm

8:38 PM  

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