| For non-Muslims, better beer than bigotry - By DENNIS IGNATIUS, a former Malaysian ambassador
| Thursday, September 21, 2017
|If only Muslims show as much concern over real issues like corruption , crime, security of the country, spiraling prices, breakdown of institutions.etc etc.. But heck no...they go bug eyed over some fermented hops... It really shows... A case of I can but you can't and if I can't neither can you...........
Malaysiakini : COMMENT
| The ruckus over this year’s Better Beer Festival says many things
about the politico-religious establishment in this country – their
narrow-mindedness, their ignorance, their intolerance – but most of all,
it demonstrates why they cannot be trusted to be fair in adjudicating
issues involving non-Muslims.
PAS, the Islamist party dedicated to turning Malaysia into another
extremist state, has strongly objected to the Better Beer Festival and
demanded that it be refused a permit. Apparently, they fear that the
event, which, of course, would not be open to Muslims, could open the
floodgates of hell itself leading to crime, rape, illicit sex and moral
The mufti of Perlis, long a hero of moderates, supported the call for a ban as well. City Hall, unthinking and craven as always, bowed to PAS pressure and denied the organisers permission to hold the event. Cabinet, which subsequently discussed the matter, supported the City
Hall decision, supposedly because they were concerned about security.
How very convenient!
Read it all here................
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 11:06 AM