9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2555 times:
A toned-down edition of Playboy will go on sale in Indonesia on Friday.
The move defies calls from Islamic leaders for the magazine to be banned in the mostly Muslim country. It will not feature nude women and the photos of female models will be no more risqué than those in other magazines already for sale.
But the Indonesia Council of Clerics disagrees wants the magazine banned, regardless of its content.
"We reject Playboy magazine because it is an icon of pornography," said council head Maruf Amin.
"By insisting to publish, they are daring to face the opposition of society."
Playboy already publishes local editions in 17 other countries.
It is planning to launch a version of the magazine without nude photos in India soon.
Pilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2498 posts, RR: 50 Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2524 times:
You see some nations are run by their culture, and other nations have a weak culture and are more "free" in this department...however i don't think something this sensitive should be pushed onto the world's largest muslim nation....
The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
StudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2334 times:
Well.. being a non-Muslim that comes from Indonesia, and lived there about 3 months each year, with all respect to the Muslim community in Indonesia, it is somehow saddening me that, from who we were before, as a country of democracy, which respected sensitive issues, are actually turning things around now.
We are, at the moment, publishing a law (Anti-Pornography and Pornoaction) which says if you're a female, you can't wear sleeveless tank tops, mini-skirts or those with belly buttons visible. For goodness sake, we can't even kiss or hug in public, nor hold hands. Fines will be imposed if one is caught! Now, from what I've heard, Malaysia has the same sort of thing. But, for something as big as Indonesia, there are a lot more important issues that needs to be resolved by the government, such as local uprising and etc. Why do I raise these sorts of issue? Because this law was brought up due to Playboy's intention in entering the market. Anyhow, rumours also say that those models that are related to Playboy have been caught by the police! This is nonsense!
Ironically, most soap-operas in Indonesia tends towards the love life of teenagers, which, in deeper sense, is provoking more people to do such thing, more than that of Playboy's influence (and moving these soap operas to prime time TV, while other 'more important' and 'more suitable' stuff for all ages has to give way to a late-night show). Howcome this does not caught the government's eyes?
During Soeharto's regime, as well as Wahid's reign, we were given the freedom (although something like Playboy would definitely be banned, and censorship are high), and nothing like this would ever come up! We were a developing country which, for a while, was keeping up with other developing or developed nations, but now, that could no longer be the case. Where's the freedom? (Not referring to the publication of Playboy, but more towards the Anti-Pornography & Pornoaction laws).
I apologise if this offends anyone, I did not intend to in any way. I believe that Playboy should be given the rights of publication - with the censorship being imposed, simply because there are other magazines that have been published, with something worse, but due to "Playboy's" branding, they didn't pass the censorship. That said, the culture needs to be appreciated and retained.
Greasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3050 posts, RR: 22 Reply 24, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2077 times:
Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 16): don't look to the government to make my decisions for me, such as 'free' health care, which you may know about. How long does it take to get an MRI, like 3-4 weeks?
Wow dude you reading in another thread? This has absolutly nothing to do with the thread at hand....So i guss i gotta give you the benifit of the doubt that you replied to the wrong forum....Or maybe you hit your head this morning...
Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
25 Slider: That's the great thing, Jacobin...as much as you meant that to be a shot on me, it's not. You see, these aren't MY ideologies...they are the time tes