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Jakarta Post

MRT’s no-eating rule causes confusion among of commuters

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 16 2019   /  12:47 am

As soon as the sounds of adzan (call to prayer) were heard in the moving trains of the MRT Jakarta on Monday, passengers observing Ramadan were quick to open their bottles of water to break the fast.It is not against MRT rules to drink water and eat dates during Ramadan. Announcements at stations and in trains even notify passengers when it is time to break the fast. However, eating and drinking anything else is prohibited — and the very same announcements inform passengers of this.Some passengers traveling from Bundaran HI Station, Central Jakarta, to Lebak Bulus Station, South Jakarta, paid no attention to this message on Monday afternoon.Aulia, 25, was eating bread for iftar when MRT security personnel approached her and asked her to stop eating. She quickly put her bread back in her backpack and apologized, telling the officers that she did not know it was against the rules.The no-...