Indonesia: Ramadan raids in Jakarta

Ramadan in Jakarta oct 07 smh

During the past month bars, clubs, pool halls and karaoke lounges have been closed. Some that dared to remain open were raided by police, and several were attacked by hardline Islamic mobs.

Throughout Ramadan suburbs and villages have come alive at night. Many have chosen to sleep during the day, waking to pray and break the fast with their neighbours and remaining awake until a pre-dawn meal. Ironically, food consumption rises during the fasting month.