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    Linda: Parliament Rejects LGBT Presence


    SUBANG-House of Representatives (DPR) will be strongly rejected the empowerment program of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). A member of House Commission VIII, Linda Megawati said it was contrary to the personality of Indonesian nation.

    "If there is guidance leads to the formation of LGBT, we would reject firmly, because it does not fit with the personality of Indonesian. Of course we will consistently refused," Linda said on the sidelines of the National Seminar Event in Subang, West Java, Saturday (13/02/2016).

    Linda added when it entered the draft law for LGBT coaching, Parliament will reject it.

    It thus said when she asked to comment about the UN budget in charge of the Development Program. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was intended to promote the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) in establishing a regional partnership with the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok, Thailand and USAID.

    In the program disbursed funds amounting to US$ 8 million with focus on four countries: Indonesia, China, Philippines and Thailand.

    These initiative was a collaboration of civil society that involving institutions to promote national and regional law and policy protective and empowering civil society. The project runs from December 2014 until September 2017.

    Anticipating it, Linda said it will coordinate with the Centre for Financial Transaction Reporting and Analysis (PPATK) to detect the flow of incoming funds.

    "Relate to the funds flow from abroad will deal with PPATK. We with other Commission will monitor it," she said.

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