24 hours a day: Some example minimarket that operating 24 hours a day in Indonesia is Indomaret and Alfamart. Tempo/Wisnu Agung Prasetyo
The Depok administration has officially banned minimarkets from operating 24 hours a day as of Tuesday.
The administration said that the ban was issued due to the escalation in nighttime store robberies, which appeared to occur more often to minimarkets operating 24 hours a day.
Depok Deputy Mayor Idris Abdul Somad announced the ban while visiting a minimarket in Depok on Tuesday, saying “Therefore, there will be no more minimarkets operating 24 hours a day, starting today.”
The regulation, signed by Depok Mayor Nurmahmudi Ismail on March 21, stipulates that minimarkets are allowed to operate only from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., but may remain open after 10 p.m. on holidays only if they obtain the relevant permits.
The Depok administration says it will revoke the permits of minimarkets that break the rule, tempo.co reported. (swd)