Indonesian holiday island vows alcohol crackdown

Indonesian holiday island vows alcohol crackdown

Indonesian holiday island vows alcohol crackdown

Updated 13 February 2013, 20:21 AEST

Tourism authorities on an Indonesian holiday island are cracking down on homemade alcohol after the death of an Australian teenager last month.

Liam Davies from Perth died from methanol poisoning after drinking cocktails at a bar on Lombok Island near Bali.

Now the North Lombok tourism office is threatening to revoke the business licences of any outlet found to be selling unregistered alcohol.

Office spokesman Fahman Toriki says they are concerned tourists will stop coming to the popular holiday area unless they clean up the alcohol industry.

He says they have told all hotels on nearby Gili Trawangan Island that they are not allowed to sell homemade alcohol.

Mr Toriki says a campaign has also begun to warn tourists against drinking unregistered drinks.