11 Apr '11, 9am

An Indonesian lawmaker resigned after he was photographed looking at porn on his tablet computer in parliament

JAKARTA - AN INDONESIAN lawmaker from a conservative Islamic party resigned on Monday after he was photographed looking at pornography on his tablet computer in parliament. Despite an outcry against him on Twitter, Mr Arifinto insisted that nobody had pressured him to resign and that he was stepping down from the House of Representatives 'for the sake of my and my party's honour'. 'I will also improve myself by... reciting the Quran, seeking advice from clergy, giving alms to the poor and doing other good things to earn glory in this life and thereafter,' he said at a televised news conference. Mr Arifinto, who represents the conservative Islamic Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), was caught on camera on Friday looking at a pornographic image on the tablet, which he was holding just under his table in the legislative chamber. The photograph, first posted on a local news websi...

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