Comments: Nightlife to be restricted during Ramadhan
June 20, p 9
Opening hours at entertainment venues in Jakarta will be restricted during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadhan, which commences in mid July.
Jakarta Tourism Agency head Arie Budhiman said that a number of establishments would have to remain closed during Ramadhan while other establishments would be required to reduce their operating hours.
“We will not tolerate any violations. We call on establishment owners to abide by the regulation and help ensure a favorable condition,” Arie said at a press conference in West Jakarta.
As the fasting month of Ramadhan approaches, nightlife business restrictions are imposed. These restrictions have a huge cost implication on the business.
However the cost will not burden society if the fasting month can improve people’s behavior.
Let’s wait and see if motorcyclists’ behavior changes during and after Ramadhan.
Then we can determine if the annual ritual is costly.
When will intelligent people begin to question the source of all these decisions and start to live in a modern society that understands and respects the rights of others?
Does the government know that we have six official religions whose adherents should be able to go to bars or other entertainment places?
The government is nothing more than the FPI’s patsy during Ramadhan.
“Enforcement of the law lies with the police. Civil groups will be punished for illegal actions,” he said.
Really? Is he serious? What about the FPI?