A steamroller runs over bottles of alcohol at a police station ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in Jombang, East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AFP
John McBeth
Opinion

Opinion

On Reflection by John McBeth

Indonesia’s got a drinking problem – Muslim hardliners who want to ban alcohol

A bid by Muslim hardliners to introduce prohibition nationwide would kill not only Indonesia’s tourist industry, but its image as a tolerant, secular state

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A steamroller runs over bottles of alcohol at a police station ahead of the holy month of Ramadan in Jombang, East Java, Indonesia. Photo: AFP
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