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  1. Muslim officials fuel row over alcohol by seizing beer from store

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... stores stop selling alcohol. The incident, which occurred at Shah Alam, Selangor, comes two weeks after a Singaporean Muslim model was sentenced by a Malaysian sharia court to be caned after she ... to return the alcohol to the store owner. The row is stoking debate in Malaysia about the rights of non-Muslims to drink alcohol. Ronnie Liu, state minister for local government affairs, reprimanded ...

  2. Buddha Bar row escalates with 'fatwa' against alcohol

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Indonesian followers that drinking alcohol is forbidden. The Sangha Mahayana Indonesia issued a dharma nioga, an edict the group's Gunabhadra Mahasthavira described as like 'an Islamic ... because the storm surrounding the Buddha Bar might have led to confusion about the relationship between Buddhism and alcohol. 'The dharma nioga is not strictly related to the Buddha Bar, ...

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    Chinese project manager accused of abusing Koran in Kashmir

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... penalty is death, are often abused. Lee Ping "will be charged under the blasphemy law only after this commission confirms that he was involved in a serious violation", Gulfraz said. ...

  4. Family wanted for TV show

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... Christopher Dewolf British TV producers want to send some really bad children to Hong Kong. The producers of the show The World's Strictest Parents are looking for a local family to take in the troubled teens. The hour-long documentary follows two teenagers, who may be delinquents, alcoholics or drug abusers, as they are sent to live with a conservative family ...

  5. Church abusing its privileged position as caretaker of Kowloon landmark

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... That local Catholic and Anglican church leaders should accuse ordinary Hong Kong people of being selfish is stunning in view of the ruthless manner in which both churches pursue their own ends. They ignore the broader interests of the community at large w ...

  6. Child abuse cases on the rise

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fight or been physically abused themselves, Tao said. In a Harmony House survey of 2,534 Primary One to Primary Four pupils, 48.5 per cent said they were regularly scolded or physically punished ... the child'. But I believe there are other ways to teach parenting,' she said. According to the Social Welfare Department, there has been a slight fall in the number of cases of abuse against ...

  7. Bishop must come clean on details of any abuse

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Catholic Church has a reputation for sometimes putting image ahead of the interests of its flock. Decades of sexual abuse by predatory priests have been covered up on all continents, ... of paedophilia and abuse of women and children into their own hands, meting out treatment and punishment without the knowledge or involvement of police. Accused priests have been moved between parishes ...

  8. Church must clean house over child abuse scandals

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Suffer the little children- and suffer many did, under a church that is supposed to protect the weak and the innocent. The emerging global abuse scandal, engulfing the Vatican ... abuse and paedophilia among priests. Over many decades, in Canada and the US, in Mexico, Ireland and Britain, in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and in Germany, Austria and Australia, local church ...

  9. Drink-driving restaurateur fined

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... restaurants admitted driving under the influence of alcohol. His licence was suspended for nine months and he was ordered to undergo a driving improvement course. Cheng, who committed the offence on January 1, recorded 30 micrograms of alcohol on his breath- above the 20mcg limit. ...

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    Pope Francis faces daunting task to restore faith in Catholic Church

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... their priests have been found guilty of the heinous crime and mortal sin of sexually abusing children. Inside its Vatican heartland, the church is being torn apart by unholy scandals. Apart from the connivance at clerical abuse of children, they include questions about the Vatican bank's role in money laundering, and the alleged existence of a clandestine gay sex ring of priests ...




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