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‘Lavish’ New Year celebrations banned in Aceh

  • Hotli Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Banda Aceh | Sat, December 31 2011 | 10:18 am

Many people in Aceh intend to enjoy New Year’s Eve in their own way despite the local authorities’ usual ban on celebrations.

The Aceh administration, which has implemented sharia since 2002, has banned New Year’s Eve celebrations in any form including using fireworks, holding open-air music concerts or blowing trumpets.

But for Irma, who admitted to not knowing about the ban, ...

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