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Indonesia mulls expanding alcohol restrictions

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A worker checks the quality of beer at a PT Multi Bintang Indonesia factory in Jakarta April 17.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- A call in Indonesia's parliament for a blanket ban on alcohol sales in the country has alarmed some of the world's biggest beverage companies and highlighted growing conservatism among some Islamic lawmakers. The latest push against alcohol consumption follows a recent ban on beer sales in convenience stores and has seen calls by politicians for more alcohol restrictions.

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