Tag: Penal Code

Possible ban on pre-marital sex in Indonesia results in Australians cancelling holiday plans to Bali

Fear of being arrested over new laws outlawing sex before marriage has resulted in many Australians cancelling holidays to Bali. The new laws would make consensual sex between unmarried adults a crime in Indonesia, and it does not recognise same-sex marriage outlawing all LGBT liaisons but also unmarried...

Millions risk jail with Indonesia’s illicit sex law which also bans homosexuality

Millions of Indonesians risk jail if a new penal code criminalising consensual sex outside marriage gets passed. Rights groups criticised the initiative as an intrusive assault on basic freedoms if the criminal code is adopted next week following parliament and the government's go-ahead on a final draft,...

Muslim clerics claim Section 377A repeal will threaten family values

The Singapore Islamic Scholars and Religious Teachers Association (Pergas) released a statement on Wednesday, September 19, weighing in on the possible repeal of Section 377A of the Penal Code, which states that sexual encounters between males is a criminal act. Pergas’s statement indicated they are...

Netizens agree with lawyers that proving lack of consent in marital rape will be difficult

Some lawyers are of the opinion the proving lack of consent where there are accusations of marital rape will be a difficult matter due to the nature of both marriage and consent itself. This issue has arisen recently because of proposed changes to the...

Law: “A good code no longer”

Three law professors in a recently released book have called upon the legislature to amend and give Singapore a modernised Penal Code for the 21st century Singapore Penal Code (SPC) is, except for a few revisions, virtually identical to the Indian Penal code (IPC) 1860....