Indonesia floats idea of Oz wine requiring halal certification, use plain packaging


Trade Minister Enggartiasto “Enggar” Lukita has floated the idea of requiring Australian wine sold in Indonesia to pass halal certification. http://bit.ly/2ry8m4Y

Indonesia floats idea of Oz wine requiring halal certification, use plain packaging

Trade Minister Enggartiasto “Enggar” Lukita has floated an idea to require Australian wine sold in Indonesia to pass halal certification and use plain packaging in retaliation for the neighboring country in undermining Indonesia’s sales of tobacco and paper.


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  1. 😂😂😂 yet another minister statement for the book of laughs!

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  2. It’s not an obligation to drink one here, even when we order steak for dinner, and yet the drink has always been ice tea… Not that we can’t afford it… 😄😂

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  3. 😜😜 another dumb joke from MUI to make money!!! First of all alcohol is HARAM, hence, no need halal certification. If MUI insist on halal certification for alcohol, mine as well do it for pork 🐖!!!

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  4. Is this a joke? Or a suggestion that most alcohol drinkers here are Muslims?

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  5. Uh… He said that he “delivered it in a light way” and that was only an expression of his frustration, which for me sounds like he wasn’t seriously considering it. How is this news?

    Also, guys, did you even bother to read the article instead of just reading the misleading title?

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  6. In other words what he’s saying is he needs a new car…and phone….. and a holiday…. the Indonesian politicians really are quite rediculous….

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  7. This is such BS. Cigarettes causes so much health issues than wine!

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  8. Err, wait. I thought Muslims were forbidden to drink alcohol so why the need for a halal certificate?

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  9. Why would it have to be halal when their religion is alcohol free!!!

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  10. So this country is officially Islamic state, beverage has to be certified halal. They are alcohol drinks with maximum 12%, but lower than standard liquors that are over than 40%.

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  11. reading the comment make me wonder if people read the title way too seriously

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  12. Reading the story would maybe help most of the commenters to rethink their comments. I do not know what it is the thing about the A4 paper, but I can understand the “white” packages. Much better than the horrible packages here in Indonesia anyway. Why wine prices here are so rediculous high (including the horrible Indonesian wine) compared to the beer prizes, I can still not understand after 10 years coming to Indonesia.

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  13. This is more about exporting Indonesian cigarettes to Australia. So many know it alls make comments that has nothing to do with the article

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  14. MUI sure can provide halal labels for any product.
    MUI is flexible and does not have principles as always.
    As long as you pay.
    MUI Ahbar!!!!

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  15. What an absolute joke!
    Australians are sick of this Halal Certification rort.
    In particular things like cat food, tampons, even plastic packaging!!!
    And WHY does something that is haram – alcohol – need to be Halal certified???
    This is basically jizya tax!!!!

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  16. “I told Steve that I would consider requiring Australian wine sold in Indonesia to also have plain packaging and pass halal certification, but I deliver it in a light way though, and it was just an expression of my resentment,” he said.

    Someone plz explain this

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  17. “Trade Minister Enggartiasto “Enggar” Lukita has floated the idea of requiring Australian wine sold in Indonesia to pass halal certification and use plain packaging in retaliation for the neighboring country “undermining” the selling of Indonesian tobacco and paper.”

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  18. Another genius sarcasm from the gov after the Saudi king umbrella phenomenon. Can’t wait for Monday news from the conservatives😂

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  19. It was #sarcasm for the following

    Enggar said he recently that he had voiced his resentment to Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo after Australia mandated in 2012 that cigarettes sold in the country must use plain packaging and levied anti-dumping duties on imported A4 paper from Indonesia in April.

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  20. Click baiting once again by Jakarta Post.

    However, that it worked so well (for some at least 😋) to really click and read the article is because there seem to be no ideas by politicians here too absurd to be taken seriously!

    In this case – perhaps even worse – the threat of mandatory halal certification seems to be the ultimate genuine Indonesian measure of protectionism.

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  21. Wine needing halal certification thats sound strange or is it just me.

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  22. The minister may have said this statement in passing, but the FACT he said it to a journalist means he wants it ON RECORD (basically joking but not really) 🤦‍♂️

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  23. This minister should know that Muslim also drink wine in M E and they enjoy it and they grow it in North Africa !!!!
    What a stupid moron want to label wine Hallal !!!!
    How about Aqua water prik !!!

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  24. Soon you will need the halal label on everything: food, drinks, sex, people, companies, the entire country, etc. etc.
    Where is the “fun” in live? 😉

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  25. Why simply don’t sell the wines to muslim people?
    And if muslims people dont’t drink alcohol, does not mean all other people can not drink alcohol. Idiots!

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