"I, herewith, decide to declare that appendix to the presidential regulation on the opening of new investment in the alcoholic beverages industry is revoked," Jokowi stated on the Presidential Secretariat's YouTube channel.
The head of state signed the regulation on February 2, 2021, thereby opening up investment in the alcoholic beverages industry in the provinces of Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi, and Papua.
The presidential regulation was issued as a follow-up to the job creation law passed by the House of Representatives (DPR) last year.
The presidential regulation does not specifically regulates liquor but capital investment.
The head of state highlighted that the decision was taken based on various inputs.
"After receiving inputs from ulemas of MUI (the Indonesian Ulemas Council), Nahdlatul Ulama, and Muhammadiyah, as well as other mass organizations and other religious figures as well as provincial and district administrations (I decide to revoke it),” he stated.
Appendix III to the presidential regulation stipulates that investment in the liquor industry is only allowed in the provinces of Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, North Sulawesi, and Papua by taking into account the local culture and wisdom.
However, investment in the liquor industry outside the provinces can be made if approval from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) chief is secured based on the respective governor's proposal.
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