Saturday, December 13, 2008

Indonesian parliament passes anti racial discrimination law

Reports from the Jakarta Post mentioned that the Indonesian parliament had recently unaimously voted to pass a law that will describe ethnic and racial discrimination as a serious crime in that nation.

The passing of this law ensures that racial discrimination is now a crime considered same as other crimes like corruption, terrorism, drug abuses and breach of trust of which could warrants imprisonment as a minimum sentence.

An interesting fact to note that is Indonesia now joined ranks with other nations in the "International Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination" enacted in the year 1999 by the United Nations General Assembly.

It is a disappointment to say that Malaysia is not even in the list of nations that has endorsed the convention. Pretty sad isn't it so ?

So long as Umno and its window dressing Barisan Nasional coalition is still around, racial discrimination in this nation will continue.


romerz said...

Hmmm ..... Coincidental isn't it that our posts are almost similar?

Huang Hai-chen said...

Hi there Romerz,

I just saw your writtings this morning.

For your info, i got this info from the Indonesian govt website last week.

Anyway, its good that more people should know this news, isn't it so?

By the way, nice to meet you. I will start looking at your blog today.