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A city in Indonesia's Islamic law stronghold of Aceh will ban women from straddling male drivers on motorbikes, its mayor said on Wednesday, dubbing the position "improper". 

An Indonesian family travels by motorbike in Jakarta, on May 20, 2007. A city in Indonesia's Islamic law stronghold of Aceh will ban women from straddling male drivers on motorbikes, its mayor said, dubbing the position "improper".

The move comes after leaders from the country's only province ruled by sharia law, drafted a series of new bills including banning women from wearing tight trousers, stoning adulterers and flogging homosexuals.

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