The place where almost anything can get you in serious trouble…

IT’S pretty easy to wind up being publicly caned by authorities in a province on the northern tip of Indonesia’s Sumatra island.

Canings in the region of Aceh are typically conducted using a thin, rattan cane in front of huge crowds outside mosques.

It’s a punishment for gambling, drinking alcohol, women who wear tight clothes and men who skip Friday prayers. Young, unmarried adults are commonly sentenced to lashings for standing in proximity to someone of the opposite sex. And the casting net has now been widened.

  • Starlord

    PM Fucktardery

  • Reader

    That money and the rest of our foreign aid should have been spent on providing clean water, decent housing and proper education resources spent directly for First Nation “reserves” (so nobody can siphon it off) and work-related retraining for other Canadians.

    We need to take care of our own rather than throwing tax payer money on other countries.

    • Editor

      I totally agree and that probably makes us proud nationalists, in other words nazis, these days. I seriously anticipate getting a visit from men in suits from the government eventually.

      • Reader

        Also decent housing for people (and their families) in and particularly retired the armed forces.

        The Young Liberals would definitely call me a fascist for expecting that.

        • Editor

          If I get called anything less than a nazi these days, I feel I’m not doing my job right.

    • canminuteman

      There are more opportunities for graft and corruption this way.

    • Watchman

      I offer the following graph as to the consequences of providing clean water, medical aid, and food donations not just as an immediate remedy to a natural catastrophe, but as a long term assistance policy without any thought to population control. and featured on an recent BCF blog posting

  • Clink9

    Mr. Douchebag comes to Ottawa.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …chump-change, compared to the treasure of $168 million they gifted to Pakistain…still no reply from local PM Patty “The Fatty” Hajdu, as to whether or not she’s ever heard of Asia Bibi…

  • DVult

    How can we give out money to other countries while running a deficit? Let them borrow the money themselves.

    • Editor

      Don’t worry about deficits, the substitute drama teacher who’s in charge of the country has said “the budget will balance itself”!

  • Watchman

    I suspect that Justine did know that fact about the treatment of women in Indonesia, otherwise the donation could have been $1.4 billion of Canadian taxpayers’ money. Of course, whether this was $14 million, $1.4 billion, or just $1.00 it is all money borrowed by Canada and must be paid back by Canadians. Borrowing money to give away to a country – why not just help that country organise a loan for themselves as this is a development investment that will pay itself back, right?

    Without the Canadian budget looking like it is going to be back in surplus for years (if ever), it is possible current Canadians’ grandchildren far into the future will be paying back the debt from Justine giving Indonesia this $14 million today. Thanks Mr “budget will balance itself” Trudeau!