The government's decision to allow Heineken Malaysia Bhd to continue its operations during the movement control order (MCO) has revived the debate on the sale of alcohol in a Muslim-majority nation.
In addressing the matter, Amanah communications director Khalid Samad delved into history and noted one Muslim caliphate's stand.
"What is the policy of Islam towards alcoholic beverages? This has been a question of debate for so long and not a new issue.
"Umar - 'Give the permission to them to...