குவைத்தில் மதுவிலக்கு அமலில் உள்ளது நீங்கள் அறிந்ததே. இருந்தும் கூட, விடுவாங்களா நம்ம ஆளுங்க? ஷேவிங் லோசன், கள்ளசாராயம், இன்னும் பிற லாகிரி வஸ்துகளை குடிச்சு, உடம்பையும், காசையும் எதற்கும் பயன்படாமல் சீரழிக்கின்றார்கள்.
இவ்வளவு கட்டுபாடான நாட்டில், தினமும் குறைந்தது மூன்று பேராவது போதை பொருட்களை கடத்தி, மாடிக்கொள்கிறார்கள். ஐந்து மாதத்திற்கு முன்னாள் இங்குள்ள துறைமுகத்தில் எடுத்த படங்கள் சில:
இனி ஃபவாத் அல் ஒபைத் தொடர்கிறார்:
In my View: To drink or not - Kuwait times Tuesday, sixth October, 2009.
Over the past few days much ink has been spilled on a matter that is relevant to both the private and the public. Kuwait is one of the few countries in the world today that has an official prohibition in place on alcohol consumption. Some argue that the prohibition is in fact, a blessing. Others claim that the reason for this is the development of a black market with huge profit margins that only affect those that cannot afford to travel!
The debate today is not one over morality or alcohol consumption or even its sale. What I would like to tackle is the issue of economic sense and social pragmatism. It has been reported over the past Eid holidays that more than half of the Kuwaiti citizen travelled to various destinations where one can assume that alcohol flows freely and where nightclubs are the norm. Over the given holidays, they have spent a cumulative of KD500 million, which represents a drastic loss to the state and the local economy.
If we approach the matter from a purely economic point of view, we come to see the lack of adequate facilities for ‘fun’ coupled with a high per capita income, and easy access to various markets that are a few hours away, people will tend to leave and enjoy themselves far away with peers. Such behaviour would be sanctioned, however at home. Similar activities are shunned and are forbidden by law.
It may sound that I am advising the open consumption of alcohol – which I am not. I despite it. Nevertheless, I think if one looks at matters from an objective perspective and comes to see the reality of things the way they truly are, as opposed to the way they hope things would be. A major section of the population does consume alcohol, and many do party. Hence, one should reflect upon the role of the state. Kuwait is a country that is governed by a Constitution, and despite the fact that Islam is the prime source of legislation, it is not a theological state; it is a constitutional monarchy with elected parliament.
If we come to realize that several faiths live in one given territory, there are even different religious points of views within one religion. Two main sects make it hard to enforce one particular religious doctrine over the other. Second of all what is the role of the state, is it to seek its own well-being amidst other states or is it to become a vice-regent on earth as a divine representative?
In the previous case, it is clear that each person is to be judged based on their own doings, and hence, if they decide to infringe upon the laws of the state it can prosecute them. However, rarely does the state come after you if you don’t pray for instance, which provides that the state is to a large extent, secular. Though it may encourage you to partake in religious activities, it has yet to force you to do so, bearing in mind that there is no compulsion in religion.
In many closing remarks, while remaining neutral, i believe that the society should start considering such issues from a socio-economic and pragmatic point of view. We should weigh the issue wisely and consider the current implication and the future potential.
பத்து நாள் லீவுக்கு இந்த குடிமகன்கள் செய்த செலவு 500 மில்லியன் தினார். இதற்கு அரசே மதுவை அனுமதித்து, கிடைக்கும் வருமானத்தில் இங்கிருக்கும் பது (குடியுரிமை இல்லாத) குவைத்திகளுக்கு ஆக்கபூர்வமாக ஏதோ நல்லது செய்யலாம் என்பதே பலரின் கருத்து.