Anti-porn MP busted watching ... porn

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

An Indonesian Member of Parliament has landed in hot water after he was caught doing some (ahem) "research" into his portfolio whilst sitting in a session of parliament.Now, this would perhaps…

An Indonesian Member of Parliament has landed in hot water after he was caught doing some (ahem) "research" into his portfolio whilst sitting in a session of parliament.

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Now, this would perhaps not ordinarily be an issue for an obviously time-poor civil servant. The problem is that the MP, a certain Mr Arifinto, happens to be the Minister for the staunchly anti-pornography Islamic Prosperous Justice Party (PKS). And he happened to be watching pornography.

In the Islamic state of Indonesia, pornography is not something which is tolerated in any way, shape or form. Anyone with any involvement whatsoever in the evil world of porn is, often, liable to prosecution.

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So what on earth was Arifinto thinking?

Apparently, he was actually filmed watching the adult movie for several minutes (although we didn't catch the title or the storyline) in the midst of an enthralling discussion about plans to build a brand-spanking (excuse the pun) new parliamentary building.

But now Arifinto could be prosecuted under the very same laws which he and his anti-porn party brought into force.

After being caught out, Arifitno promptly resigned. "I apologise to all members of the party and parliament", he told the BBC, though added that he would continue working for the party and "continue to better myself, by repentance, reading the Koran and asking for guidance".

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