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M’SIAN ISLAMIC PARTY YOUTH LEADER: MH17 WAS GOD’S PUNISHMENT FOR SERVING ALCOHOL ON PLANE

A youth leader said Malaysia Airlines' disasters were the wrath of Allah for its flight attendants' uniforms (pictured) A Malaysian youth leader has been slammed after he suggested the MH17 tragedy was God's punishment for the airline serving alcohol on-board The leader of the youth off-shoot of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman, said the airline had provoked Allah's wrath 'in the bellies of the planes' because it mocked Islamic rule.

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SUPERMARKET APOLOGISES AFTER MUSLIM CASHIER REFUSED TO HANDLE CUSTOMER’S HAM & WINE

A Muslim cashier at a Tesco store refused to serve a customer buying ham and wine because he said it was Ramadan. The till operator told Julie Cottle he would not touch the items as they are considered forbidden by Islam and said she should use the self- service tills instead. When Miss Cottle, 43, from Neasden, north-west London, complained to the manager, he backed the worker’s right to refuse to serve her because it was the holy month of Ramadan and he was fasting. But Tesco has now apologised for Monday’s incident and said the worker had been ‘spoken to’.

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MORE ALCOHOL BANS TO COME IN SINGAPORE?

The Government has laid out four possible models — drawn from practices in various jurisdictions abroad — through which it could restrict public drinking in Singapore in future, ranging from as strict as a blanket ban, to a laissez faire approach where the police step in to seize alcohol only from those creating a nuisance.

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FORMER PRC CITIZEN FINED $2,000,000 OVER DUTY-UNPAID BEER, RICE WINE

Mr Liu Jiannan, a Singapore permanent resident, took over as company director of Tita Logistics last month. "Business has not been affected and we're striving to put this episode behind us," he told The Straits Times in Mandarin. "We came to Singapore for entrepreneurship and being a new company at the time, we did not know the country's laws well. "We've learnt a valuable lesson. We don't have anything to hide and so we won't be changing our company name."

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Bottle culture, a form of escapism from reality?

Impressing friends by opening bottles is a superficial act of trying to gain attention from others. It is also part of the club’s push to gain more revenue for the night and to get people interested in hanging out at clubs. The habit of ordering bottles, people will tend to drink more without them realising it, this can lead to potential health problems. The young people will tend to order more bottles as to them drinking more will show their superiority and they will be deemed as a more sociable group. The bottle culture also highlights the problem of these young people, are they using this as a form of excuse or a culture to escape from their problems in life?

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Kopitiam unhappy with CASE for exposing profiteering beer price hike

An undercover survey conducted on food and beverage vendors has sparked a heated exchange between a consumer watchdog and a coffee shop chain. The spat arose after the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) sent 10 officers to various F&B outlets islandwide to covertly check their beer prices. With excise duties for liquor raised by 25 per cent last month, the cost of a big bottle of Tiger beer should increase by S$0.41, said CASE in a media release yesterday. But the survey found that the two vendors with the greatest price hike were outlets under the food chain operator Kopitiam.

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Firms should not try to profit from liquor tax hike, says MTI

The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) has cautioned businesses against profiteering from the recently announced hike in liquor excise duties, which it said must not be a pretext to raise prices unreasonably. The statement by the ministry yesterday came after media reports quoted the Chairman of Kheng Keow Coffee Merchants Restaurant and Bar-Owners Association as saying a bottle of beer that is priced at about S$6 now could end up costing more than S$7, following the Budget announcement that excise duties for all types of liquor will increase by 25 per cent.

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Bill seeks to give police extra powers in Little India area

Those who knock back beers in public outside the permitted hours or whose behaviour could cause a riot may be banned from Little India for up to 30 days. Police and auxiliary police officers will have the authority to ask those in the area or who are about to enter it to state their names and addresses and why they are there, to empty their bags and pockets and to strip search them. They may use force to remove someone from the zone.

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