Bootleg liquor

Kompas – December 13, 2014
Bootleg liquor

Kid: Political brawling... political dynamics... or oplosan Dad? (drum reads ‘Politics is the commander’)

Amid the ongoing power struggles inside the Golkar Party and the United Development Party, there has been a spate of deaths due to the mushrooming production and consumption of oplosan – bootleg liquor often containing methanol – due to cheaper alcoholic beverages being priced out of the poor’s reach by heavy taxation and religiously motivated ‘public morality’ prohibitions on sales.