On 1 November, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has imposed a ban on the sale of liquor in the federal territory.
Following which, there were several similar calls to impose the ban on the different states or districts in Malaysia.
The latest one being from a PAS leader in Labuan, who had called for a liquor ban on the island similar to that imposed by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) prohibiting the sale of hard liquor at grocers, convenience stores and medical halls.
Labuan PAS chief, Hamir Zahari, who is also the Labuan Corporation Advisory Council deputy chairman, said the call is a move to curb accidents, bad moral and addiction among younger generations.
“Labuan PAS wishes to congratulate DBKL over the move to prohibit the sale of liquor via enforcement from 1 November.”
“Labuan PAS believes that such effort should also be emulated by the local government in the effort to curb accidents caused by drunk drivers, moral deterioration, domestic violence and alcohol addiction among youths.” he said in a statement.
“Labuan PAS is ready to give its support and cooperation and will provide suggestions to the local authority on implementing the ban to preserve harmony on the island.” he added.
Labuan is a duty free island.
Under DBKL’s ban, imposed on 1 November, customers can still buy beer at grocers, convenience stores and Chinese medical halls from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The ban has come under fire from opposition MPs and rights groups, who said it violated the rights of non-Muslims.
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