The Syariah court judge Abdul Rahman Mohd Yunos who sentenced Kartika Sari Dewi Shukarno to be caned for drinking beer has served up a similar punishment on an Indonesian man for consuming alcohol, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
The Malaysian Insider reported that Nazarudin Kamaruddin, 46, had become the first person to be caned for consuming alcohol in Pahang state in central Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Mirzan Mahathir has defended his investment group’s stake in Philippines conglomerate San Miguel Corp (SMC), saying the company was well on the way to diversifying substantially from its brewery business.
In a letter to The Malaysian Insider yesterday, Mirzan said San Miguel Corp had decided to shift its attention to the infrastructure, public utility and energy requirements of the Philippines, from its core brewery business.
Kartika and Nazarudin should learn a valuable lesson here. Do not drink beer if you are not rich and mighty. If you are, own a brewery instead.
Is the syariah court judge going to call up Mirzan to face a whipping sentence too? If yes, I bet it could be more than 10k lashes. What hypocrisy!