City in Aceh bans all New Year celebrations

City in Aceh bans all New Year celebrations

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-12-23 13:37

Sabang City on Weh Island in Aceh — the only region in Muslim-majority Indonesia that has implemented Sharia law — has banned its local residents from celebrating the new year in a circulating letter issued by the city administration.

The ban was signed by local leaders at the Regional Leadership Communication Forum (Forkopimda), Sabang Mayor Nazaruddin said. 

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