Drunk over Liquor Regulation
Monday, 8 March 2021
The President revoked clauses in a regulation that he signed regarding the liberalization of investment in the liquor industry. This is proof of the ramshackle way regulations are drawn up in this country.
THE decision by President Joko Widodo to revoke the regulation on the liberalization of investment in the liquor industry, after previously agreeing to it, teaches us two things. Firstly, it is clear that Jokowi is easily persuaded to give in to demands made in the name of religion, especially Islam. Secondly, there are fundamental problems with the transparency of the lawmaking process in this country.
The regulation in question is Presidential...
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