Consuming alcohol in Bali might get tourists into jail

It will kill a lot of businesses and lead to thousands of people without jobs
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A controversial bill to restrict consumption and distribution of alcohol across Indonesia including in the tourist hotspot, Bali will resume debate in Indonesia’s House of Representatives.

If approved, people and tourists could face between 2 and 10 years in jail. Many people in Indonesia are arguing against the potential harm of such a bill, especially in a popular tourist destination like Bali.

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“This bill prohibits the production, distribution, storage, and consumption of alcohol. It will kill a lot of businesses and lead to thousands of people without jobs,”

said Christina Aryani of the Golkar party

21 lawmakers revisit their argument at the House Legislation Body to have the Bill on the Prohibition of Alcoholic Drinks passed into law. The bill has stalled in parliament since it was initiated by the same group in 2015.

Jia Suriyanto
Indonesian Journalist at News Asia Today. I cover the latest news and stories on Indonesia, particularly on business.