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Depok forms anti-LGBT taskforce to tackle spread of LGBT among youth

Kompas.com - February 19, 2018

Iwan Supriyatna, Depok – The Depok municipal government is working to anticipate the spread of socially deviant lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) behaviour among youth in the Depok city area.

The mayor of the Jakarta satellite city, Muhammad Idris, said that they have formed a special team made up of the Depok Municipal Social Office and police.

"We have formed an integrated team to handle the LGBT [problem]. We are collaborating with the police and ormas [social or mass organisations] to supervise and control LGBT" said Idris at the Depok government offices on Monday February 19.

This endeavor is being carried out because the LBGT movement is deviating from religious norms. "In religious terms it has been agreed that LGBT is a proscribed act, but in terms of legislation we will overcome it before problems emerge", he said.

In addition to this, the Depok government will ask for assistance from 200 ormas members and religious youth from 63 sub-districts across Depok.

"Through this endeavour we will prevent [the spread of] LGBT because many people have phoned in to the Social Office asking for assistance in dealing with this LGBT sickness, including campaigns to reject LGBT which will also be carried out by the integrated team", said Idris.

Earlier, a gay couple committed a socially deviant act at a fitness centre in the Pancoran Mas area of Depok. They recorded a video of their intimate relationship then spread it on social media.

Following the circulation of the video, police arrested RS and M on Saturday January 20 at 11pm in the evening. Following the arrest, police seized material evidence in the form of a white T-shirt and three mobile phones which were used by the perpetrators.

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Bina Kelompok LGBT, Pemkot Depok Bentuk Tim Terpadu.]

Source: http://megapolitan.kompas.com/read/2018/02/19/13140221/bina-kelompok-lgbt-pemkot-depok-bentuk-tim-terpadu.

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