Indonesia's parliament passes controversial new criminal code


Reuters | Jakarta | Updated: 06-12-2022 09:36 IST | Created: 06-12-2022 09:34 IST
Indonesia's parliament passes controversial new criminal code
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Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday ratified a criminal code that includes laws to ban sex outside marriage and insulting the president, part of a sweeping legal overhaul that critics say undermines civil liberties in the world's third-largest democracy.

The new criminal code was passed by a parliamentary plenary meeting, during which legislators hailed the success of passing a bill that has been decades in the making.

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