Australians love to visit Bali, part of Indonesia. I am not suggesting blackmail, but when the devastating tsunami hit the Indonesian province of Ache, along with other places, we Australians dug deep into our pockets to donate to a relief fund.
Ache is under Moslem Sharia law, decreed by Jakarta. Two men were having sex with each other in a private place on the island of Ache when their privacy was invaded and they were reported to authorities. They were condemned and sentenced to public whippings. The punishment went ahead.
If you are are a woman you must wear modest clothing in Ache. God help you if a strong wind blows and outlines your body. The Sharia police will be after you.
The Chinese heritage former mayor of Jakarta has been sentenced to two years gaol for blasphemy for a very minor matter.
A gay sauna in Jakarta, with most of the patrons being Indonesian Chinese, was raided and it goes without saying that the something like 150 patrons will be publically humiliated, to say the least.
Never mind the Indonesian terrorists who blew up a bar frequented by predominantly Australians some years ago.
You can be sure that if Indonesian police pull you up for a traffic offence, you will pay the fine directly to the police person. Guess where that goes.
Indonesia is a crap country, full of corruption and controlled by extreme Moslems. There are much better Asian places to visit than Bali. Think about what happens in Indonesia before you book your next Bali holiday. Australia needs to be very wary in its dealings with Indonesia.