The Jakarta Post
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)