Saturday, 25 January 2020

PKS Strongly Reject `Too Liberal` Anti Sexual Violence Draft Bill



Petir Garda Bhwana

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) legislators at the House of Representatives (DPR) rejected the anti-sexual violence draft bill (RUU) that is currently discussed by the Commission on Social and Religious Issues.

    Head of PKS faction Jazuli Juwaini said that its faction deemed the anti-rape draft bill may contain elements that contradict the Pancasila (five state ideologies) and religious values. He also expressed dissatisfaction of not having their input accommodated in the RUU.

    “With that, the PKS faction strongly rejects the sexual violence eradication draft bill,” said Jazuli in a written statement Tempo received on Wednesday, February 6.

    The inputs from PKS that were not accommodated are the definition and what constitutes as sexual violence and the perspective upon positioning the Pancasila and religious values. He simply said that the draft defines sexual violence from a liberal perspective.

    Jazuli mentioned that the draft bill may potentially tolerate and present a sense of permissiveness toward free sex culture and LGBT. “PKS are determined to reject the draft bill and will take necessary constitutional steps to drop the draft bill’s discussion,” said Jazuli.

    The DPR initiated the draft bill against sexual violence in 2017 that evolved into the 2018 national legislation program but was hampered by a number of groups that push for the draft bill’s completion.