Timah whiskey can keep its name

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The matter was discussed by the cabinet with ministers agreeing that the name, which has been controversial for some Muslims, need not be changed, Wee said in a statement on Facebook.

“In a recent cabinet meeting, cabinet members also discussed the latest developments regarding the incident.

“I am gratified that in the spirit of the Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family), the incident has been successfully resolved.

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“Timah does not need to change its name. Its manufacturer has explained in detail the origin of the name, Timah, which refers to Bijih Timah or tin, and is related to tin mining,” Wee said in a post written in Mandarin on his Chinese-language Facebook page.

He added that he had met with the whisky company’s board of directors and lawyers last Wednesday at his ministry “to understand the entire incident and the company’s position on the matter”. – TMI