Sunday, January 23, 2011

Selangor Menteri Besar Disagrees WIth The Alcohol Banning

Monday, 17th January 2011

SHAH ALAM, SELANGOR- The Selangor Menteri Besar, Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim said that he and the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) will not banned  the Muslims from working in outlets selling alcohol, clarifying a councillor’s claim that the rule has been in force since January 2010.

The Menteri Besar told the press that there  will be no ban  on the Muslim serving alcohol issues. 

Khalid said that this was only  a guideline on business licenses only  to reduce Muslim workers at premises selling alcohol. He also said , “I don’t think that this is a big issue.”

Roslan Shahir Mohd Shahir who is the  MPSJ councillor  told  the press the ruling had been in place since January 1, 2010, and not last Monday as reported.

Mr. Roslan, also said he had chaired the meeting to pass the Selangor Syariah Criminal Enactment in 2009.

The new law that has been added that, only few entertainment outlets like nightclubs , pubs and karaoke bars, and not restaurants, hotels or even convenience stores.

The Menteri Besar  also said  that only decisions by local councils required approval from the state executive council before they could be enforced. But Khalid also agree that JAIS (Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor) has 
the right to enforce the law on workers.

In , conclusion,  I think  what the government is doing is right even thought it’s kind of un religious for the Muslim. But at least they give job opportunity to them who can't find work.

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