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These candidates for Indonesia's election are hotter than your candidates

When voters go to the polls for legislative elections on April 9, they'll notice that several of the female candidates pictured on their ballot papers have something in common: they're all, well, babes. It's no coincidence. Indonesia has a name for such balloted beauties: caleg cantik, or "gorgeous candidates." Critics accuse political parties of including them on their lists despite their glaring lack of chops in the cynical hope that Indonesians will vote not with their heads but their... er... eyes.

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Indonesia: Facing jail for filming sex on Blackberry

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Need a spanking? (SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

This whole story actually sounds like a script for a low budget porn flick. Sans the happy ending.

Imagine this scene:

Two men and a woman are having sex in a budget hotel room in West Java. Another man is shooting the action on his Blackberry. And, just as things are really steaming up, the door busts open and a police commando storms in.

Yes, in uniforms and everything.

This is where the story diverts from your typical porn script.

No, the cops didn’t take off their Velcro pants and didn’t get involved.

No spanking. No dirty talk (okay, maybe some of that).

But most importantly, they arrested the four people having sex.

Why, you ask?

Well, this is where the story gets a bit surreal.


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