When I was in Hong Kong a few years back, I had a very nasty experience. It was night and I was walking at the night market (Is it ?) somewhere at Mongkok. I went into a 7 Eleven to buy drink. Browsing through the cooler refrigerator, I was looking for the cheapest drink that I can find. I saw a pineapple drink and its the cheapest among all the drinks displayed in the cooler. I think it was less than HK$3.00.
Soon, I went out and pulled the tab and sip the content. Oopss, the taste is different. I recheck the label and, OMG, it was pineapple beer. And I drank beer. Oh No!!!!! Astagfirullah hul azim. That was the word that came out of my mouth. I threw away the whole tin in the dustbin. And today on The Star online this tittle appeared:
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I agree totally with CAP's suggestion. Displaying of soft drinks with alcohol content should be given serious attention. It can be bought easily at convenience stores 24 hours a day and can be bought without any restriction. Even though it just contain 5% to 20% alcohol, it is still haram to Muslims. These drinks should be stacked together with other alcoholic drinks and restrict to nol Muslims and above 18 years old only.