Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio may be banned from returning to Indonesia due to his recent criticisms that palm oil plantations are destroying the country’s rain forests and endangering wildlife. Indonesian officials are pissed.
Leo made a one-day visit to the protected Mount Leuser National Park in Sumatra last weekend. He posted photos… More »
What if you had to marry the first person you were out past 9 p.m. with? More »
Indonesian officials have said “thanks, but no thanks” to a proposal to require female high school seniors undergo what is referred to as “virginity testing,” but really means forcing a young woman to prove that she has a hymen. An education official on Sumatra suggested “virginity testing” would discourage premarital sex — apparently because… More »
A collective groan from adolescent males can be heard ‘round the globe! The Miss World beauty pageant announced yesterday that there will be no bikinis worn in their 2013 pageant in Indonesia this September. Said the pageant organizer:
“It has been misunderstood by some people that Miss World is a beauty competition focusing on… More »
Update: The Wadiyan is an online satire newspaper that publishes fictional news reports with the intention of providing pure humour. And I did not know that. Never before have I been so pleased to report that this news item is a piece of satire. Let the farting resume!
According to a new law, the women… More »
Well, here’s an offensive and insensitive comment about rape victims that truly takes the cake.
An Indonesian judge who is a candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court was asked whether the death penalty was a fitting punishment for rape. Here is how Muhammad Daming Sanusi answered the question, according to CNN:
“Consideration… More »
Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten. … More »
Thank goodness female lawmakers in Indonesia have their male colleagues to look out for them. These silly women simply thought their outfits were a fashion statement, but little did they know that their “provocative” clothing invited rape. That’s why members of Indonesia’s parliament have drafted rules to ban female lawmakers from wearing miniskirts and other… More »
In a workers’ rights victory, a factory manufacturing Nike products in Indonesia has been ordered to pay its workers more than $1 million in back wages for unpaid overtime. The 4,500 workers of the PT Nikomas plant in Bantan, Indonesia, will be compensated for more than 600,000 hours of unpaid overtime over the last two years (though… More »
Brendan, an 8-year-old contestant on Indonesia’s version of “X-Factor,” has enough swagger for a whole castful of “Jersey Shore” wannabees. Watch him “beat up the beat” in an adorable child-sized gold suit jacket. Related: How sad must the adult professional dancers be that they are backing up a pre-teen? [BuzzFeed] … More »
Popular Indonesian salon and beauty school franchise Johnny Andrean wanted to get the word out about their new hair strengthening product. A simple television commercial or billboard ad was not enough. Instead, they opted for a more literal display: hanging what appears to be human hair ponytails on commuter trains in the capital of Jakarta. More »
Masseuses in Indonesia’s East Java province have been asked by the local government to wear a lock on their pants in an attempt to curb prostitution. Aren’t you curious who keeps the keys? Some people don’t think this is a brilliant idea: “It is not the right way to prevent promiscuity,” said Meuthia Hatta, state… More »