Cikarang – The Regional Child Protection Agency (KPAD) in Bekasi, West Java, has recorded that number of men with the sexual deviation of liking same sex relationships or homosexuals in Bekasi is as high as 4,000 people. The data is based on the institution's records up until late 2018.
"The most common cause for this sexual disorientation is because of free lifestyles", said Bekasi KPAD Commissioner Mohamad Rojak in Bekasi on Wednesday December 4.
Rojak claimed that the data is based on reports received by the Bekasi KPAD from the Karawang municipal police when local police have uncovered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities in the area. The result was that police have discovered that 4,000 men who have joined these communities are Bekasi regency residents.
"We were informed of this by the police. After we investigated it was quite true that the number of homosexuals was very high in Bekasi regency", said Rojak.
According to Rojak, this deviant sexual behaviour is because of the influence of free lifestyles and they continue inviting others to join and influencing every person they meet. "From there arises the seeds of HIV/AIDS", he said.
Despite receiving the report, the Bekasi KPAD is unable to act because there are no laws or regulations which cover the issue. Yet, according to Rojak, their actions can be categorised as pornographic.
The Bekasi regional Public Hospital already has a rainbow clinic. The medical clinic is for homosexuals and can provide motivation and recovery. "Because LGBT is an illness, at this clinic they can be treated by therapy", he said.
[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "Data KPAD, Kaum Homo di Bekasi Capai 4.000 Orang".]