Jokowi Revokes Policy on Alcoholic Drink Investment



Laila Afifa

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  • TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the revocation of an attachment in the Presidential Regulation No. 10 of 2021 concerning the investment which legalizes alcoholic drinks.

    “I have decided that the attachment to the Presidential Decree on the opening of new investment in the liquor industry is revoked,” said the President via the Presidential Secretariat's YouTube channel on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

    The Presidential Regulation has sparked many objections in the public. He said that the decision was taken following suggestions from ulema, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), the country’s Islamic organizations Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) and Muhammadiyah, and other mass organizations.

    “As well as religious figures and regional provinces,” he said.

    The policy allows the opening of investment in alcoholic drinks in Papua, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Bali, and North Sulawesi. It also welcomes the potential of such investment in other regions.

    Earlier reported, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) chairman Said Aqil Siradj strongly objected to Jokowi's Presidential Regulation or Perpres which was a derivative of the Job Creation Law. He argued that the Holy Qur'an bans liquor as it is harmful.

    Read: Nahdlatul Ulama Rejects Jokowi's Policy on Alcoholic Drink Investment