Islamic Community Organization Collaboration in Rejecting Presidential Regu- lation on Alcohol Investment
Author(s): Nur Lailatul Musyafaah*, Darmawan, Muwahid and Hammis Syafaq
Liquor is an alcoholic drink prohibited by some religions because it is considered to have a destructive impact on individuals and society. How- ever, from an economic point of view, it can generate income for the com- munity or the state. For this reason, some parties consider it necessary to legalize alcohol investment. In Indonesia, the president issued Presiden- tial Regulation Number 10 of 2021 concerning the Investment Business Sector. In Appendix III, number 31, it is stated that it is permissible to invest in alcohol with some special requirements. The Presidential Reg- ulation reaped the pros and cons of several groups. Islamic organizations are among those who firmly reject the investment and are trying to advise the president to revise the Presidential Regulation. Finally, the president changed Presidential Regulation No. 10 of 2021 and ratified Presidential Regulation No. 49 of 2021, which abolished alcohol investment based on various considerations, including a suggestion from Islamic organizations in Indonesia. This study seeks to see the efforts of Islamic organizations in Indonesia to reject Presidential Regulation number 10 of 2021 concerning the Investment Business Sector because it legalizes alcohol investment. The method used in this study is normative juridical by analyzing the contents of presidential regulations and fatwas of Islamic organizations in Indonesia. This study concludes that the efforts of Indonesian Islamic organizations to reject alcohol investment, as stated in Presidential Reg- ulation No. 10 of 2021, are one of the considerations for the president to change the presidential regulation and ratify Presidential Regulation No. 49 of 2021.