EDITORIAL: Anti-booze lobby not acting sober

EDITORIAL: Anti-booze lobby not acting sober - The Nation, March 22, 2005
...The significance of the board’s decision lies in the fact that what started out as a healthy public debate on a valid issue about how to mitigate harmful effects of alcohol consumption has become manipulated and distorted by some who harbour hidden agendas.
...No one denies that Buddhist monks have a right to freedom of expression like any other citizen of this country. What’s more, they are expected to provide leadership on moral issues. But why have they singled out the liquor industry for a public display of moral indignation when there are other, probably greater evils that have so far eluded their wrath, such as the country’s sex industry?...
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