Indonesia set to scrap 'family resilience' Bill after outcry

In a photo taken on March 12, 2020, mothers and their children wait for their turn to get vaccinated in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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Indonesia's Parliament appears set to scrap a "family resilience" Bill proposed by conservatives that would have made it mandatory for women to stay at home and treat their husbands well.

Following a public outcry that the planned legislation is in breach of citizens' privacy, the House of Representatives said it would further review the proposal.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2020, with the headline Indonesia set to scrap 'family resilience' Bill after outcry. Subscribe