Two officers of the Bali Police were arrested yesterday for having allegedly leaked clips of a young couple who were caught on CCTV having sex in a public space earlier this week.
"For investigation purposes, their identities are not disclosed. For the time being, they're being thoroughly questioned by the internal affairs [of the Bali Police]," said Bali Police spokesman Syamsi.
Preliminary investigation suggested that the two officers were supervising the CCTV network when they saw the young couple getting down to business at a local public park. The two reportedly recorded the whole scene and intended to forward it to officers on field duty. However, the recordings were leaked to the public instead.
As previously reported, a young couple was caught on camera getting down to business at a public park in Denpasar on Monday evening. Their actions were recorded by a CCTV camera nearby, and two clips of the incident reportedly went viral on social media yesterday.
In the videos, the man was wearing a jacket while the woman donned a dress. The couple wore facial masks and thus concealed their identities at first.
However, the woman then lowered her mask to her chin, which exposed her identity. Outraged Indonesian netizens attacked her alleged Twitter account, which has been set to private as of this article's publication.
While the Island is chiefly home to Balinese Hindus, Indonesia is the largest Muslim-majority country in the world. The country's ambiguous pornography laws have led to the jailing of people over adult content and leaked sex tapes, including celebrities.
Under Indonesian law, acts of public indecency are punishable by up to two years and eight months in prison.