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So banning the sale of alcohol from everywhere in Indonesia except large supermarkets - a law that came into effect in April 2015 - was the thin end of the wedge.

Lawmakers approved a bill yesterday to ban alcohol from everywhere except 'some tourist spots' and 5-star hotels, and they aren't joking around. It's the brainchild of The National Development Party (PPP) and fellow Muslim-based Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) who propose that under the bill:

"... consuming alcoholic beverages could land a person in jail as it will be treated similarly to drug trafficking". And "a person under the influence of alcohol will face one-to-five years in jail for disturbing public order or for threatening the safety of others."

Progressive stuff. Good day's work there, boys. Let's hope it isn't passed.

Long live Sharia law.


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