Thursday, 27 February 2020

FPI Protests Anies Baswedan Over Pro-Nightclub Policies

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Islam defenders front (FPI) has urged Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to reconsider his policy-making they deem could potentially be an “entrance gate” to immoral behavior. This comes as a response to the governor’s decision to award one of the city’s nightclubs and permitting the electronic music festival, Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP). 

    FPI chairman Ahmad Shobri Lubis, in his written statement, urged Anies to consult with ulemas as a preference for future policies. 

    “This will also enable the development of tourism that is friendly to religious people, halal tourism, cultural diversity, and historical tours. All which are potentially plentiful in Jakarta,” said Shobri on Sunday, December 15. 

    As to the award-winning nightclub, he mentioned that it refers to the Adikarya Wisata 2019 awarded to the Colosseum Club 1001 located in West Jakarta. 

    “This is truly regrettable,” he added. 

    Other than suggesting the governor consult ulemas, he said FPI is highly against Jakarta administration’s decisions that are giving “the wrong message” to members of the public. He urged Anies Baswedan to revoke the permits of night club businesses, which he deemed a hub to indecency, altogether and stop giving awards to such places in the future. 

    Previously, the Colosseum Club 1001 was awarded the Adikarya Wisata 2019, which has been held since 1991 and is awarded every two years. The reason the Jakarta administration awarded this is for the nightclub’s drug-free environment following several official observations. 

    ADAM PRIREZA