Saturday, 22 March 2008


Liquor sale in Muslim-majority areas will be tightened this year, with local authorities empowered to act against offenders. Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Islamic Affairs and Industrial Development) Datuk Daud Abd Rahman said working papers proposing the tightening of liquor sale in Sarawak, include amending existing laws or formulating new ones. Asked why it took so long as it was proposed in 2006, Daud said this was because the state attorney-general’s office had to study the proposal in detail.

I can see Nik Aziz and Hj Hadi both smiling. It's about time the local government especially in Sabah and Sarawak put some strong emphasized regulations and monitoring of alcohols (and the TUAK too). It's becoming sort of a heaven there in those states. And the sudden influx of foreigners from neighboring countries especially Filipina, have brought a 'boozing' culture together with them. Any possibility of PAS making an inroad into Sabah and Sarawak since now the people shall have to learn more about the DO's and DON'Ts in islam? The needs to have Tok Guru and Hadi helping them out over there? I doubt so. But it does not hurt trying.

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