The Indonesian navy has now sent no fewer that eight warships to its maritime border with Singapore to intercept suspected sand-smugglers. At the same time, the Indonesian sand-shovellers' association, facing unemployment, is threatening to sue the government over the ban.
This is almost beyond satire, until I came across another interesting snippet:
Bangladeshi Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol - unless they have a doctor's note prescribing it for their health. This useful document can be bought over the counter in Dhaka's bars.