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Indonesia to get its own Playboy JAKARTA - A toned-down edition of Playboy will go on sale Friday in mostly Muslim Indonesia, defying protests from Islamic leaders who have called on the government to ban the magazine, publishers said. The magazine does not feature nude women, and its photos of female models are no more risque than those in other magazines already for sale in the country, according to an Associated Press photographer who saw an advance copy.

Avianto Nugroho, the magazine's promotion manager, said the magazine would go on sale on Friday. The Indonesia Council of Clerics, the country's highest Islamic body, said that it disagreed with the publication of the magazine, regardless of its content. "We reject Playboy magazine because it is an icon of pornography," said Maruf Amin, the head of the council's fatwa, or religious edict, section. "By insisting to publish, they are daring to face the opposition of society," he said.

Protesters hit the streets in towns across Indonesia when the magazine announced in January it was planning a local version. It remains to be seen whether demonstrations will pick up again after people have read it. Magazines featuring photos of scantily clad women, including Indonesian versions of Western magazines FHM and Maxim, are sold in shops. Pornographic VCDs, though illegal, are sold at markets all over the country, which has more Muslims than any other.

Most Indonesians practice a moderate form of Islam, and many women shun standard Middle Eastern practices by not covering their heads and often dressing in tight-fitting jeans and sleeveless tops. Playboy already publishes local editions in 17 other countries, and is planning to launch a version of the magazine without nude photos in India soon.

The magazine will cost around $US5, more than twice the minimum daily wage in Jakarta, but affordable to many middle- and upper-class city dwellers. The first edition includes an interview with internationally renowned Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and articles on East Timor after its break from Jakarta-rule in 1999 and the development of Indonesian cartoons.

Erwin Arnanda, publisher of the Indonesian version of Playboy magazine, holds the first edition.
Erwin Arnanda, publisher of the Indonesian version of Playboy magazine, holds the first edition.



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(Moderated) Posted @ 13 January 2006 09:27

JAKARTA (AP): Indonesian Muslims reacted angrily Friday to a purported plan by Playboy to launch a local version of its magazine in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

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This is sooooooooooo annoying, those hardline idiots are watching extreme hardporn and violent movies in their pesantren the whole day and now they pretend to be "the wise men of the nation". Just allow this magazine, hopefully Indonesian men can finally start to think a little bit more grown-up about seeing a naked female body, not having the association of extremely violent sex as pictured in those blue movies!




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(Moderated) Posted @ 13 January 2006 09:27

JAKARTA (AP): Indonesian Muslims reacted angrily Friday to a purported plan by Playboy to launch a local version of its magazine in the world's most populous Muslim nation.

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This is sooooooooooo annoying, those hardline idiots are watching extreme hardporn and violent movies in their pesantren the whole day and now they pretend to be "the wise men of the nation". Just allow this magazine, hopefully Indonesian men can finally start to think a little bit more grown-up about seeing a naked female body, not having the association of extremely violent sex as pictured in those blue movies!




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(Moderated) Posted @ 13 January 2006 15:19

News already spread rapidly: I read on Planet = edit: dead link= the same story "Moslims Indonesi� boos over verschijning Playboy". It's quite sad to see that Indonesia is trying hard to make the whole world look down on them so easily.. Emoticon: Sadley



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(Moderated) Posted @ 13 January 2006 15:19

News already spread rapidly: I read on Planet = edit: dead link= the same story "Moslims Indonesi� boos over verschijning Playboy". It's quite sad to see that Indonesia is trying hard to make the whole world look down on them so easily.. Emoticon: Sadley



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What surprises me most is that religious people are angry about things that others do, while all religions only demand things from the believer.

What I mean is for any religious person it is no problem when other people do something wrong according to their religion.

But, it's everywhere the same, I always hear: because I am a believer of ...... you cannot/may not.....

Somewhere else on this forum we have the rules for a good Muslim. Well it doesn't contain the sentence: you should stop other people when they .......whatever.

So, what's the fuss? Emoticon: Confused



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What surprises me most is that religious people are angry about things that others do, while all religions only demand things from the believer.

What I mean is for any religious person it is no problem when other people do something wrong according to their religion.

But, it's everywhere the same, I always hear: because I am a believer of ...... you cannot/may not.....

Somewhere else on this forum we have the rules for a good Muslim. Well it doesn't contain the sentence: you should stop other people when they .......whatever.

So, what's the fuss? Emoticon: Confused



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Thats real small minded,let them first get rid of from their own pornsites.
Comparing playboy magazine and Indonesian porn site is just a farce.
Indonesian nowadays is the biggest porn Muslim country in the world.
Sex and prostitution is everywhere,you dont need a religion to blame the outside world to pretend.................



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Thats real small minded,let them first get rid of from their own pornsites.
Comparing playboy magazine and Indonesian porn site is just a farce.
Indonesian nowadays is the biggest porn Muslim country in the world.
Sex and prostitution is everywhere,you dont need a religion to blame the outside world to pretend.................



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I think it is a 'creatif solution'; after 'Islamatic Cola'.
Like they say: 'If you can't beat them, join them ...... '
But it all depend on 'the ordinary man in the street ..... '



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I think it is a 'creatif solution'; after 'Islamatic Cola'.
Like they say: 'If you can't beat them, join them ...... '
But it all depend on 'the ordinary man in the street ..... '



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JAKARTA (Reuters): An Indonesian publisher vowed on Friday to go ahead with the launch of a local version of Playboy magazine despite growing protests from Muslim groups and politicians.

Since news of the planned launch broke a few weeks ago, some Islamic groups have urged the government to prevent publication of the men's magazine in the world's most populous Muslim nation, even if it was less racy than the American original.

"There was a thought to issue Playboy Indonesia mid-year but with this controversy that plan may be expedited or pushed back," said Ponti Carrolus, director of PT Velvet Silver Media, which holds the Indonesian licence from the U.S.-basedmagazine.

Ponti told a news conference that Playboy Indonesia would not publish nude pictures, the magazine's trademark.

Avianto Nugroho, who handles the magazine's promotion, told Reuters separately the launch was a "certainty", but gave no date.

Media observers said Playboy Indonesia's content would be close to local franchises of men's magazines such as FHM or Maxim, which rely heavily on pictures of scantily dressed women but stop short of nudes.

Despite regular campaigns against pornography, many sidewalk vendors in Indonesia stock sexually explicit movies.

In recent years, lifestyle magazines for Indonesia's growing secular middle class have flooded the market, including those targeting a male audience.

Many are franchises of foreign publications in the United States, Europe, Australia and more liberal Asian nations.

Founded in 1953, Playboy has about 20 local editions around the world that cater to local taste rather than simply exporting and translating its U.S. content. (**
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update:
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JAKARTA (Reuters): An Indonesian publisher vowed on Friday to go ahead with the launch of a local version of Playboy magazine despite growing protests from Muslim groups and politicians.

Since news of the planned launch broke a few weeks ago, some Islamic groups have urged the government to prevent publication of the men's magazine in the world's most populous Muslim nation, even if it was less racy than the American original.

"There was a thought to issue Playboy Indonesia mid-year but with this controversy that plan may be expedited or pushed back," said Ponti Carrolus, director of PT Velvet Silver Media, which holds the Indonesian licence from the U.S.-basedmagazine.

Ponti told a news conference that Playboy Indonesia would not publish nude pictures, the magazine's trademark.

Avianto Nugroho, who handles the magazine's promotion, told Reuters separately the launch was a "certainty", but gave no date.

Media observers said Playboy Indonesia's content would be close to local franchises of men's magazines such as FHM or Maxim, which rely heavily on pictures of scantily dressed women but stop short of nudes.

Despite regular campaigns against pornography, many sidewalk vendors in Indonesia stock sexually explicit movies.

In recent years, lifestyle magazines for Indonesia's growing secular middle class have flooded the market, including those targeting a male audience.

Many are franchises of foreign publications in the United States, Europe, Australia and more liberal Asian nations.

Founded in 1953, Playboy has about 20 local editions around the world that cater to local taste rather than simply exporting and translating its U.S. content. (**
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The 'most sexy edition' will be for the 'North/South pole'; it is to cold to have
'naked ladies' ..........



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The 'most sexy edition' will be for the 'North/South pole'; it is to cold to have
'naked ladies' ..........



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By the end of the day it's all about moral values not only for Indonesian but also all Asians alike. Emoticon: Shiny



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By the end of the day it's all about moral values not only for Indonesian but also all Asians alike. Emoticon: Shiny



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