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Jambi Police discourage raids on nightclubs during Ramadhan

  • Jon Afrizal

    The Jakarta Post

Jambi   /   Sat, May 19, 2018   /   06:31 am
Jambi Police discourage raids on nightclubs during Ramadhan Marhaban ya Ramadhan: Children attend a torch parade in Manggarai, South Jakarta, on Tuesday to welcome the start of the Ramadhan fasting month. (Antara/Galih Pradipta)

Jambi Police chief Brig. Gen. Muchlis AS has called on civil society groups to avoid initiating raids on nightclubs during Ramadhan, a practice commonly carried out by hard-line groups in the past.

Local authorities banned nightclubs and entertainment centers from operating during Ramadhan. Similar policies have been adopted by local administrations across the archipelago.

“Please don’t act on your own if you find a nightclub operating during Ramadhan,” he said on Friday.

Muchlis further encouraged residents to report to authorities should they find any violations of bylaws.

“We have to abide by prevailing regulations,” he said, adding that the police would follow up on all reports.

The fasting month began on Thursday. (swd)