Beer mat ads to recruit priests
BBC News reports (29 May 2005) that the Roman Catholic Church has decided to use beer mats and posters as part of a campaign to recruit more priests. Find the full story here.
Opium in South-East Asia (article)
Foster, Anne L. “Prohibition as Superiority: Policing Opium in South-East Asia, 1898-1925.” The International History Review 22:2 (2000), 253-273.
Local Man Held in Kg Tanah Jambu Booze Raid
Brunei Direct reports that following an anonymous tip-off, CID personnel from Muara Police Station raided a house in Kg Tanah Jambu, Jalan Muara believed to have been used for the illicit sale of alcohol. At the house, police personnel found more than four cases of Tiger Beer (97 tins in total), six bottles of Smirnoff Vodka, two bottles of Bacardi Rum, a litre of Gordon's London Dry Gin and two bottles of Label 5 Gin. Perhaps most shockingly, the contraband was found in a refrigerator in the kitchen. Led by AOCPD Muara cum DCO Muara ASP Mohd Sabri Hj Ahmad, a team of ten CID personnel apprehended a 48-year-old local man. The man was released on police bail, but will be charged in court for possession and sale of contraband goods.
Three Muslims Held For Drinking Alcohol At Kuala Lurah
For BruneiDirect.com, Azlan Othman reports that three Muslims were caught consuming alcohol across the Kuala Lurah border during a joint operation on Thursday night. They could be fined up to $500 under Chapter 77 of the Islamic Religious Council Act.