One thing that we learnt during the whole COVID-19 pandemic and Movement Control Order (MCO)/lockdown is that it's only human nature that some people continue to do things that they've been told not to.
Hence the reason why we're seeing so many MCO or quarantine violators.
Fed up with so many irresponsible Indonesians breaking the country's quarantine rule, an Indonesian politician has come up with a way to scare citizens into obeying the law.
A supernatural form of punishment
Channel News Asia
reported that Sragen regency head Kusdinar Untung Yuni Sukowati has introduced a pretty out-of-the-box and spooky punishment: locking quarantine violators in real haunted houses (not the fun fair kind, yeah).
Sukowati told the news portal that she came up with the unusual idea after the regency, located in the eastern part of the Central Java province, recorded an influx of people moving into the city after Indonesia announced a lockdown in Jakarta and other major cities around the country.
However, a lot of these newcomers have not been obeying the 14-day quarantine rule, so a fed up Sukowati instructed communities to find and repurpose abandoned houses that were feared to be haunted and turn them into 'supernatural prisons'.
"If there's an empty and haunted house in the village, put people in there and lock them up," Sukowati was quoted as saying.
According to Sukowati, the haunted houses, like the one in Sepat village, have been outfitted with beds placed at a distance and separated by curtains.
So far, a total of five stubborn Indonesians have been tossed into these spooky jails.
We have to say, we kinda dig this idea. Now, where should we lock up our stubborn Malaysians who are still running outside? Throw down your suggestions in the comment section.