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The mayor of Makassar in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province raided convenience stores selling condoms on the eve of Valentine’s Day.
Makassar Mayor Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto complained during snap inspections of minimarts late Monday that stores were selling condoms “like they were candy,” according to the Antara news agency.
“Valentine’s Day is a day of love but it doesn’t mean people can do anything in the name of love,” he was quoted as saying by Antara.
“It’s not about Valentine’s Day but it’s about moral degradation,” he said, adding that stores that sold condoms freely to unmarried teenagers would have their permits revoked.
Last year the mayor issued a circular requiring stores in the largest city in eastern Indonesia to sell condoms only to married people.
Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim-majority country where conservative views about sex prevail.
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