COMMENT | Riding moral horses over liquor

Andrew Sia


COMMENT | No more liquor sales will be allowed at sundry shops, Chinese medicine shops and mini markets in Kuala Lumpur (KL) from Oct 1, 2021. But if you are a supermarket or hypermarket, no problem, you can carry on with your jolly liquor sales.

This was the new rule announced by KL City Hall (DBKL) recently. Question: why is the backdoor government hampering small business folks while allowing big businesses to continue selling the same product? Do they have more “friends” in big business?

Or is there another “agenda”? DBKL said the new guidelines came into effect after consulting various government agencies... 

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