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Indonesian Islamic parties propose alcohol ban, offenders could be jailed for 2 years

Apr 14, 2015    

Jakarta:Indonesia's Islamic parties haveproposed legislation banning alcohol consumption that couldsee offenders jailed for up to two years, lawmakers saidtoday, the latest bid to crack down on drinking in theMuslim-majority nation.Under the bill currently being discussed in parliament,the consumption, sale, production and distribution of alldrinks containing more than one percent alcohol would beprohibited."Alcohol consumption is increasing, especially amongyoung people and it threatens their future because it causesaddiction and potentially damages their health," lawmakerMuhammad A...

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