01 February 2011

Two Steps Back for Indonesia

Ariel Irham

Indonesian judges have sent wildly popular Javanese pop star Ariel Irham, pictured above, to jail for over three years because his friends took some sex videos he took of him and his girlfriends sent them out into the world and they went viral. Read more from the AP.

As the youth of Indonesia grow up, the grip of puritanical religious backwardism prevails.


  1. Backwardism indeed.

  2. I think another important side to this is that this Ariel person was jailed because of the sex tapes per se. Not because of the girls might not have known anything about the sex tapes.