Several images of men who were caught not wearing a face mask in Jakarta has surfaced online and according to reports, they were made to lie inside a coffin because they violated the face mask-wearing rules in Eastern Jakarta.
People who are caught without wearing a mask in East Jakarta were required to lie in a coffin as punishment to “ponder on their actions”
Head of the East Jakarta Public Order Agency Budhy Novian while speaking to BBC said:
“With COVID-19 there is a risk of them being laid inside a real coffin,”
“We want everyone to realise that wearing a mask is a must because if they violate the basic protocols, they could be infected and die in the very worst-case scenario,”
If they pick the ‘coffin punishment’, they have to lay inside an open casket for a whole minute”
Those caught in Pasar Rebo, East Jakarta have the option to lay inside a coffin, pay a fine, or to do community service work.
The Eastern Jakarta authorities have been asked not to impose this rule anymore because it is not in line with the governor’s orders for those who violate face mask rules.
Meanwhile, a Commissioner has been dragged to court for rαping and brutalising a young lady over a post she made on Facebook