Marzuki, the Shariah police’s chief investigator, said Saturday that residents in a neighborhood of the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, reported the men, aged 23 and 20, to police on March 29.
Balinese Hindu will celebrate the Saka calendar’s New Year’s Day, also known as Nyepi (Seclusion Day), by refraining from doing worldly business. They believe the Nyepi day creates and keeps the balance of nature.
During Nyepi, which will fall on March 21, Balinese Hindu will have to follow the four abstinence rules known as Catur Brata Penyepian. They consist of Amati Geni, or abstaining from creating fire or light, Amati Karya, or abstaining from work, Amati Lelungan, or abstaining from traveling outside their homes, and Amati Lelanguan, or abstaining from enjoyable activities.
The circular cites Indonesia’s Criminal Code (KUHP) which defines hate speech as libel, defamation, unpleasant conduct, provocation, inciting violence and spreading lies.
Increasing number of foreign tourists drawn to the Indonesian tourist resort province of Bali occurs as the island offers spiritual comfort besides its innate beauty, a tourism observer stated.
The operations at the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali will be shut down for 24 hours to commemorate the Day of Silence, which is locally called Nyepi Day, on March 21, 2015.
Oumaima Erhali is a 17-year-old Moroccan woman determined to surf. She’s part of a generation pushing boundaries in a country where many believe a surfboard is no place for a young Muslim woman. But Oumaima won’t let stereotypes hold her back from the sport she loves or the life she wants to lead.
Pecalang (traditional security personnel) have detained two Australian men in Kuta for allegedly roaming the streets during Nyepi.
Residents of a village in Bali are planning to conduct a purification ceremony to cleanse their temple after catching an Estonian couple engaged in a sex act inside, a village official said on Thursday.
Radio and television stations have been requested to halt their broadcasts for 24 hours on March 12 when Balinese Hindus observe Nyepi, the commemoration of the Saka lunar new year popularly known as the Day of Silence.
The Bali government is reminding tourists not to travel in Bali during Tuesday’s Hindu holiday of Nyepi because no transportation will be available.