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Indonesia Outlaws Sex Outside Marriage

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Indonesia has passed a new Criminal Code that includes outlawing sex outside marriage and cohabitation.

Minister of law and human rights, Yasonna Laoly, explained that the new laws which apply to Indonesians and foreigners.

According to Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights Edward Hiariej, the new code must still be signed by the president, and it will also not apply immediately.

The new criminal code, which was approved unanimously by parliament, replaces a framework that had been in use since independence in 1946.

Written by: Helen Obih

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