Malaysia squad catches Ramadan ban breakers

IINA – Malaysia squad catches Ramadan ban breakers

Kuala Lumpur – Ramadan 05, 1428/ September 17, 2007 – A Malaysian state ruled by an Islamist party has set up a snoop squad to catch Muslims who ignore a religious ban on eating, drinking and smoking during the fasting month of Ramadan. Ramadan began last Thursday in Muslim-majority Malaysia. Practicing Muslims abstain from food, drink and sex during daylight hours in a discipline intended to purify their souls. Religious officials in the northeastern state of Kelantan, ruled by the opposition Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS), have detailed 10 municipal officials in plainclothes to keep watch at food outlets, the New Straits Times newspaper reported today. 

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