It seems that the ban on the sale of alcohol is the topic of the day.
The Ayer Keroh Country Club (AKCC) had took to its official Facebook page to inform its members that the Melaka state government has ordered it to stop selling alcoholic beverages anywhere on its premises.
In the statement posted on Thursday (23 December), the AKCC management said the new ruling will be enforced with immediate effect.
“The state government of Melaka has instructed Ayer Keroh Country Club Bhd to stop any sales of alcoholic beverages within the premises of the Ayer Keroh Country Club with immediate effect,” the operator said.
FMT also reported that the same message was relayed in a letter to the operator of the bar in the AKCC, with the instruction “to comply with the order immediately”.
AKCC is the oldest club in Melaka with a 27-hole golf course, and other sports and recreational facilities, including a swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, as well as table tennis and billiards rooms.
Membership at the AKCC attracts a charge of RM30,000 for Malaysians and RM50,000 for foreigners, while civil servants need only pay RM2,000 for the lifetime privileges.
According to the club’s website, AKCC is managed by a company called Ayer Keroh Country Club Berhad, whose board of directors are nominated by the Melaka state government.
The current chairman is former PKR lawmaker Datuk Muhammad Jailani Khamis, who quit the party during the “Sheraton Move” of 2020 and later joined UMNO.
Nonetheless, this is the latest incident involving the prohibition or restriction of alcohol sales in the country.