Drink-driving caused 47 out of 55,000 road deaths in nine years: Consumer activist

Martin Vengadesan

Modified 1 Jun 2020, 5:26 pm

Alcohol industry and community activists are unanimous in their criticism of drink-driving related deaths but have also panned Federal Territories Minister Annuar Musa's call for the government to freeze the issuance of licenses for the sale of liquor pending new guidelines and laws.

"Taking the wheel while drunk is not to be condoned. Drink-driving is irresponsible, dangerous and leads to deaths," said Deepak Gill, a spokesperson for the Alcohol Consumer Rights Group.

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