Sales of hard liquor to be banned on Nov 1 at certain shops

by | Nov 3, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has banned all liquor sales effective November 1 after refining the existing guidelines.

Previously the ban was set to be enforced on October 1, 2020, but after backlash from the public, it was revised to a later date.

The new ruling will prohibit all sundry shops, convenience stores and Chinese medicine stores from selling hard liquor.

However, the sale of beers is still allowed between 7 am to 9 pm, provided that it is displayed separately and must be locked after the allowed time.

The decision has made split opinions between the public as some claim that it is a hassle for business owners but others say it lower cases of drunkards in public places.

June Chan said that it gives extra work to others as if business owners don’t have other pressing issues since recovering from the pandemic.

She added that many of the Chinese medical stores would need alcohol to mix with their herb to formulate it for the customer’s treatment.

Sukanthan has seen the ruling on the brighter side, suggesting that it would encourage the people to drink less.

“This is a good move, I don’t know why so many are hating the decision,” he said.

He believed that the ban would stop drinkers from drinking at public places and being a nuisance.

He advised that if people do want to drink, they can proceed to a local pub where it is a safer area.