Indonesia's national police and military have publicly warned about the "risks" of being LGBT, in officials' latest verbal attack against the minority group in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.
As part of a comic series mainly about self-help, ethics and patriotism, the Indonesian military posted on its public relations Twitter account a now-deleted comic outlining the perceived "risks" of being LGBT, including the spread of sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
The ABC contacted Twitter for clarification as to whether it removed the tweet for violating its user guidelines, however had not received a response at the time of publication. The comic sparked debate online, with "LGBT" trending on Twitter over the weekend in Indonesia — a country where there are about 25 million active accounts.
National police spokesman Asep Adi Saputra, meanwhile, told a press conference in Jakarta on Saturday that being LGBT was an "emergency" and a "disease" which the community needed to work to prevent, likening it to the grooming of children by paedophiles.
"The way we can protect our kids from becoming victims of child groomers or from becoming LGBT sufferers is by instilling faith and devotion in children from an early age," local news outlet Tirto quoted him as saying. Read more via ABC