Agence France-Presse reports:
Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called “normal” applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, slammed as “arbitrary and hateful restrictions” by a rights group. The report comes as the world’s biggest Muslim majority country takes applications from millions of candidates who are applying for some 200,000 civil-service jobs nationwide.
Indonesia has seen a jump in discrimination against LGBT people in recent years — while sexism in the workplace is also prevalent. An AGO spokesman told reporters that the institution banned gay and transgender applicants in favour of “normal” candidates. On the AGO’s website, it said job applicants must not be colour blind, physically or “mentally” disabled including those who have ‘sexual orientation disorders (transgender) or LGBT'”.