A budding supreme court judge has ignited public outrage by saying women enjoy being raped.
According to reports the parliamentary selection panel laughed at his comments, but drew immediate criticism on social media and from rights groups.
Mr Daming later apologised for the remark, which he said was ‘intended to break the ice’.
Speaking at a press conference he declared: ‘I apologise to the Indonesian public from the bottom of my heart. I realise those words shouldn’t have come out from anyone, let alone a justice hopeful.’
Despite the apology two political parties have already said they would vote against Mr Daming being elected as one of 23 judges at the court in Jakarta.
Women’s rights groups have also suggested the chief judge of Palembang high court be censured.