JAKARTA:– Twelve Indonesian men have died after drinking bootleg liquor, police said Tuesday, the latest deaths in the Muslim-majority country caused by homemade alcohol. The victims died in Bantul district in the main island of Java in recent days, said local police spokeswoman Anny Pudjiastuti. Four other people are in hospital after drinking the liquor, she said. A man suspected of selling the alcohol has been arrested in Bantul, which is in Central Java, and 81 bottles of liquor confiscated.–AFP

"The suspect could be charged with causing death and could be jailed for 15 to 20 years," said Pudjiastuti.