|Home > South-East Asia >> Indoleft|
Politician who lied about same-sex marriage bill now claims 'rampant' LGBT destroying youth
Kumparan - March 23, 2018
These negative behaviours have made Indonesia the country with the 5th largest number of LGBT people in the world, and there are six million drug users, the majority of which are young people.
This statement was made by People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) speaker and National Mandate Party (PAN) chairperson Zulkifli Hasan in a speech at the opening of a motivational seminar as part of the Spirit of Indonesia Road Show, organised in cooperation with the Our Indonesia movement and the Padang State University (UNP) at the UNP Auditorium in Padang, West Sumatra, on Thursday March 22.
"The factual cause of these rampant negative impacts, is the loss of the nation's identity and sense of self in the hearts of the younger generation", said Hasan who is known by his friends Zulhasan.
The loss of the younger generation's identity, according to Hasan, can be seen from the large numbers of young people who do not know who they are, do not understand their origins and the social conditions of their regions, and do not even have a concept of the glorious generational values they have inherited.
In the broader context, Hasan added, the loss of national values and identity will result in the loss of an understanding of Pancasila [the state ideology] democracy.
He said that the democratic values of Pancasila have been replaced by feelings of mutual suspicion, slander and the spread of fake news simply for political interests.
"The fact is there is a lot of fear, we have even lost our sense of self, because of this loss of identity and values. The importation of foreign values, which are in fact negative, are seen as being okay, terrific and to be followed. So the invasion of LGBT lifestyles, liquor, free sex, drugs, can no longer be held back", he explained to the thousands of students present.
Furthermore, he explained, the impact of these negative behaviours is making the people hostile to each other and creating conflicts simply on account of different political choices. So Hasan hopes that the younger generation will and must straighten out the nation's identity.
In addition to this, he urged the students and all academic activities at UNP to become the pioneers in strengthening unity. One aspect of which is implementing the values of Pancasila in daily life.
"Let us return to the nation's glorious values. Knit together and revive the magnificent the red-and-white [national flag] that is in tatters", he said speaking before an audience which included the UNP deputy director. (why)
Zulkifli is the same politician who in January created a public uproar after falsely claiming that there were a number of political parties that back the legalisation of LGBT and would support a same-sex marriage bill. The remarks were widely seen as an attempt to put pressure on the political parties to support the inclusion of articles in the draft Criminal Code to criminalise homosexually and extra-marital sex.
[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Indonesia Peringkat ke-5 Besar LGBT di Dunia.]
Indoleft is an English-language news service produced by the People's Liberation Party (PPR) and APSN. Postings are translated from Indonesian language news reports, statements and publications not otherwise available in English. If you would like to subscribe free to this service just send a blank message to <firstname.lastname@example.org> and you will be automatically added to the list (APSNs news update subscribers automatically receive INDOLEFT).