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MUI issues fatwa against rogue mining companies

  • Adianto P. Simamora

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, July 28 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM In a rare fatwa aimed at protecting the environment, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) officially declared destructive mining operations as haram, or strictly forbidden, under Islamic law.

Under the edict that was signed on May 26 and announced on Wednesday, the MUI made it clear that mining companies are banned from denting both land and marine ecosystems; polluting water and air; destro...