Negative economic impact from KL liquor sale restrictions, groups warn

Fion Yap

Modified 18 Nov 2020, 4:09 am

The new liquor licence guidelines in Kuala Lumpur are being met with contempt by business owners, who warned that the policy will negatively impact the nation's economy, which is already suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

The guidelines issued by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) on Monday, state that sundry shops, convenience stores and Chinese medicine halls will no longer be allowed to sell hard liquor from Oct 1 next year.

Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Wine and Spirit Chinese Dealers Association secretary Albert Chooi Leong Peow said this move will not just hurt businesses, but...

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