In February 2021, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo issued Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 10/2021 concerning the Business Sector for Investment, one of the implementing regulations for Law No 11/2020 concerning Job Creation. This Perpres, as the title suggests, regulates business sectors that are open to investment with special requirements. Of the 46 business sectors mentioned, three of them are about alcoholic beverages. A month after the Perpres was issued, news emerged that the President had legalized the sale of alcoholic beverages. The Perpres was dubbed the “Perpres Miras”. Resistance quickly spread on religious grounds, even though the mentioned investment was limited to four provinces in central and eastern Indonesia. Unexpectedly, on March 2, 2021, the President decided to remove the annex in the Perpres that created controversy. Of course, the President’s actions need to be questioned, but most importantly, is it legal to remove only part of annexes in a Perpres?
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