Empat Lawang Regency Regulation No. 7 of 2009 on the Sale and Surveillance of Alcoholic Beverages

This regional regulation is an example of a regulation that, arguably, Islamises public life without making specific reference to Islam or religion (agama). It regulates the sale of alchohol, prohibiting its sale in all places but 3-, 4-, and 5-star hotels, certified restaurants, and pubs and nightclubs (art 5(1)). It prohibits the sale of alcohol near places of worship, schools, hospitals, and residential areas (art 5(2)(b)).

The regulation also prohibits the consumption of alcohol in:

  1. busy public spaces, such as a parties;
  2. open places visible to the public;
  3. places of worship; and
  4. formal and non-formal education institutes (art 6).
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