Jeneponto Regency Regulation No. 8 of 2006 on the Prohibition on the Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages and Surveillance Thereof

This regional regulation is an example of a regulation that, arguably, Islamises public life without making specific reference to Islam or religion (agama). Pursuant to arts 2 and 3, all persons and entities are prohibited from distributing alcoholic beverages in Jeneponto regency, while all persons are similarly prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages, except in hotels and places already exempted by the regent. Pursuant to art 4, foreign visitors on personal or government business are also exempted from this prohibition. The regulation specifies that those hotels or places exempted from the prohibition on alcohol must be 2000 metres from residential areas, places of worship, schools, offices, and other places frequented by the public (art 8). Contravention of this regulation carries a maximum penalty of one month imprisonment and/or a fine of IDR 5 million (art 22(1)).

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