No Cheers for Malaysia's Timah Whiskey

The usual “provocation” for Muslims

By: Dennis Ignatius

News that a locally-brewed whiskey, Timah (tin in Malay), had gained international recognition has sparked yet another needless controversy in Malaysia. The religious establishment, always on the alert for imaginary slight, has sprung into action.

Idris Ahmad, the minister of Islamic affairs called it a provocation and suggested that i…

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