Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Musing Of The Pornography Law

On Thursday, October 30th 2008, People's Representative Council of The Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Republik Indonesia/DPR RI) has been legalize the draft of pornography law. The definition of pornography in that law are:

BAB I, Pasal 1 (1):
Pornografi adalah materi seksualitas yang dibuat oleh manusia dalam bentuk gambar, sketsa, ilustrasi, foto, tulisan, suara, bunyi, gambar bergerak, animasi, kartun, syair, percakapan, gerak tubuh, atau bentuk pesan komunikasi lain melalui berbagai bentuk media komunikasi dan/atau pertunjukan di muka umum, yang dapat membangkitkan hasrat seksual dan/atau melanggar nilai-nilai kesusilaan dalam masyarakat.

BAB I, Pasal 1 (2):
Jasa pornografi adalah segala jenis layanan pornografi yang disediakan oleh orang perseorangan atau korporasi melalui pertunjukan langsung, televisi kabel, televisi teresterial, radio, telepon, internet, dan komunikasi elektronik lainnya serta surat kabar, majalah, dan barang cetakan lainnya.

Try to translated in English:
Chapter I, Article 1 (1):
Pornography is sexuality material which made by human in the form of the picture, sketch, illustration, photograph, writing, voice, sound, moving picture, animation, cartoon, poem, conversation, body movement, or the other form of communication message through various forms of the communication media and/or performance in front of public, which could generate the sexual desire and/or violated the values of morality in the community.

Chapter I, Article 1 (2):
The pornography service is any kind of the pornography service that provided by personal or corporation through the direct performances, cable television, teresterial television, radio, telephone, internet, and other electronics communication as well as the newspaper, magazine, and the other printed matter.

Discussions towards this bill has been begun since 1997 in the People's Representative Council, and until now (after being legalized) there are still many sides who reject this law. When the session for legalize the draft law, often happens interruptions, even two faction, PDIP and PDS, carried out the walk out action. In fact, pornography law have the good intention, to fight pornography which is quite rampant at this era. Many younger generations ever had sex in the early age or was pregnant without married. A phenomenon of the moral value which quite make parents feel restless. According to BBC News, in England, plans to change the law to make it illegal to pay for sex also have attracted criticism from a number of groups.



My personal musing to this issue are:
1) Fortunately, in the pornography law also mentioned that the production, dissemination, and the use of sexuality material can be done for the interests of and possess the value of: art and culture, customs traditions, traditional ritual. If not, the culture (traditional clothes from several ethnic groups), the art (female painting which rather vulgar, naked statue), the science (picture/statue of human body anatomy), could contravene pornography law. I do not know whether bodybuilding contest (sport) also violate these laws.

2) The story about adultery has been exist since the epoch of the prophets until now. According to you how many similar laws in this world that has been created to combat the matters related to pornography. Is pornography become lessen or rampant? Therefore I'm not sure this law will drastically reduce the pornography. Moreover, according to Forbes news, the industry of pornography is an industry billions of dollars.

3) I still believe that the establishment of the human moral will be more effective if done since they born through the education from families and religion, not after they become adults.

4) However, about pornography, the law can only see the outer part through eye and ear, moreover must with the prove, NOT to the inner side (our mind).How if I became passionate when seeing a sexy woman? Can you say I'm porn? Biologically that is very normal and natural (no problem). According to the religion it's a sin, but the pornography law cannot see it. Hmm.... only me.

If you have time, please also read the other sides of true story about night worker ladies, between pity and cost of living. I wanna ask your opinion after read it. Immoral? Social disease? or more realistic? They did not need the feeling of pity or sermon from you. Can you help them financially or give the actual way out?
(Picture taken from http://wikipedia.org)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Flood In Samarinda City

From Friday, November 7th 2008 (Indonesian time), the flood was happened at several place in Samarinda city, and four days next (November 11th) has overflowed into more areas. Close to afternoon the electricity around the city has switched off by the electric company. At one place, a student Roby has died because the flood's water containing electric current derived from the traffic light pole. That's the reason why the electricity cannot be switched on until they find its problems.


Local newspapers had reported that in several place the flood's height is about 40 to 100 cm and flooding over hundreds houses. School and shop in serious flood location has been holiday. From obtained news, the flood was caused by the high rainfall, dam water overflowed, the river water was rising and was aggravated with the shallow riverbed. In the area of the Unmul botanic garden, as many as thirteen crocodile was wandering because of his pen were broken as a result of being bashed by the flood.

Enough for the sad news. The next is I want to say thank you so much for those who gave the award to this blog, that is:
  1. Lori, giving The Smile Stone Award. An award for bloggers who show kindness and spreading happiness around.
  2. Mckay, giving Lemonade Award. This award is given to blogs demonstrating a great attitude of gratitude.
  3. Carol King, giving Lemonade Award too.
  4. White Shadow, giving a tag for this blog.
  5. Joops, giving Brilliant Blogger Award.
  6. Iron Woman, giving a tag for this blog.
Also never forget for those who already gave the award previously. Please visit their site/blog to see the award for this blog. The soul of this blog is come from all of you, and as the reply, I dedicated this blog for humanity. The spirits of this blog is yours.

Monday, November 10, 2008

A Post For Voiceless Refugees

The suffering.
Perhaps, we could says that the poor's life is suffer. Yes, they suffers financially, but they still having the loved family. Then, how the sufferings of someone who lost the loved ones and didn't know where to remain because of no countries accepting them officially. Can you imagine it ?

According to UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), Article 1 A (2) of the 1951 Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status Of Refugees, the term “refugee” shall apply to any person who:
As a result of events occurring before 1 January 1951 and owing to wellfounded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.

In this opportunity I hope the countries that did not yet ratify the 1951 Convention above, willing to do it.

I quote a very interesting comment from Rummuser, in my post "Give Your Voice For Refugee", like these :
"....India is already an overpopulated country. So far it has accepted these refugees and tried to get them to be better off than they were before they left their countries. Now, with terrorists being identified from among the so called refugees, a back lash is building up and there are fears that the problems can only get worse. If the countries of origin of these people would do something about keeping them in their own countries, it would help!!"

How you think about the matter of terrorist among refugees? How to solve it?
Photo taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugees

Saturday, November 8, 2008

President Barack Obama - an musing from USA

While on other still hear about :
1) Majority VS minority.
2) Yellow, brown, black OR white.
3) How the REAL democracy.
4) How ACCEPTED the defeat.
5) How the NATION above of personal.
6) How ABILITY above of appearance.
7) How the elections ending elegantly.

With Barack Obama being a President of The United States, they have been prove it to the world. No talk but actions.
Photo taken from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Give Your Voice For Refugees

On November 10th, 2008, thousands of bloggers will write about the various challenges faced by the 11 million people who have no country to call home and the 40 million more who have been displaced because of war, conflict and natural disasters. It's hoped the world of blogosphere will unite to raise their voices on behalf of millions voiceless refugees. To ask the world to face the atrocities to humanity. To increase the awareness of human rights. Participating is easy and for more information please visit Bloggers Unite. There, you will find various badges and even source material for write a post.

By being participating, you also helping Refugees United, a non-profit, independent, non-political, non-religious & non-government organizations, that helps refugees in their search for lost loved ones (family or friends) through the use of the internet, and to end the torture of not knowing where relatives are in this world. Possibly your beloved person who was lost within the war, disaster or conflict, could be found through their database.

Yes, you may be says that these global action cannot ending the refugee problems totally. But you should consider that posting in a blog also same with journalistic, moreover can be read by millions people around the world. Your one post if combined with millions out there will creates an extraordinary lens to be viewed. Your actions will matter, what are you waiting for?

Related post: Blog Action Day 2008 - Spirit To Fight Poverty