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Peak Islamic body wants Billkin & PP Krit fan meeting banned over LGBT concerns

CNN Indonesia - May 12, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia Ulama Council (MUI) Deputy Chairperson Anwar Abbas is asking that a fan meeting with gay Thai actors and musicians Billkin and PP Krit that is planned to be held in Indonesia be cancelled because they a symbol of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) groups.

"The Indonesian government should prohibit them from holding a fan meeting or public meeting with Indonesian citizens because such a thing would mean that the government tolerates LGBT practices", said Abbas in a statement on Friday May 12.

Abbas said that Indonesia has the 1945 Constitution (UUD 1945), which clearly regulates that Indonesia is a country based on Belief in the Almighty God (Ketuhanan Yang Maha Esa).

Because of this, he is asking the government not to tolerate practices or activities that conflict with religious teachings.

"Out of the six religions that are acknowledged in this country, namely Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism, not one tolerates LGBT practices", he said.

LGBT, said Abbas, is considered to be an anti-human and anti-humanity movement. He is of the view that humanity could become extinct if the practice is allowed to perpetuate.

"Therefore LGBT acts have no place in this country because this matter is clearly not in line with humanitarian values and justice", he added.

Billkin and PP Krit are two young Thai actors who are well known through several Thai TV drama series including "My Ambulance", "I Told Sunse About You" and "I Promised You The Moon".

The Billkin and PP Krit fan meeting is part of an Asia tour by the pair that will begin in early June. The Billkin and PP Krit fan meeting in Indonesia will be held on June 10 at the Senayan Indoor Tennis Centre in Jakarta. Ticket sales meanwhile will open on May 12 at 7 pm.

Billkin and PP Krit fan meeting tickets in Jakarta are divided into five categories. Tickets are priced at between 1.5 million rupiah for the cheapest and 2.7 million rupiah for the most expensive. (rzr/isn)

[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "MUI Larang Fan Meeting Billkin & PP Krit di Indonesia".]

Source: https://www.cnnindonesia.com/nasional/20230512072451-20-948571/mui-larang-fan-meeting-billkin-pp-krit-di-indonesi