FamilyMart halts sale of alcoholic beverages at all outlets
It says this is to ensure that Muslim customers can shop and dine without apprehension.
Govt estimates RM5 billion losses from cigarette, alcohol smuggling
Deputy Finance Minister Steven Sim says the authorities will continue their efforts to combat the smuggling of cigarettes and alcohol to curb the leakage of tax revenue.
Smuggling of tobacco, beer products to be raised at Dewan Rakyat
Questions will also be asked about the rise in child abuse cases at childcare centres, the large-scale smart padi field programme and the ringgit.
UK reinstates freeze on alcohol duties in budget flip-flop
By default, British alcohol duties are designed to rise in line with inflation.
Qatar World Cup will have areas for drunk fans to sober up, chief says
The Qatar World Cup is the first to be held in a Muslim country, presenting unique challenges for organisers of an event sponsored by a major beer brand and often associated with beer-drinking fans.
Britain says alcohol trade barriers removed in some export markets
Britain is seeking to negotiate trade deals around the world after it left the European Union, but new trade minister Kemi Badenoch has also indicated that she wants to remove other barriers to trade.
Japan liquor businesses turn to non-alcoholic drinks to attract Gen Z
The popularity of low- and non-alcoholic drinks has risen worldwide, accelerated by the pandemic, which led many people to be more health conscious.
Drinkers, smokers seek respite from gloom by trading up
The trend contributes to a pattern of affluent consumers spending big on luxury items following the Covid-19 pandemic.
UK Tories mired in new scandal over MP’s drunken behaviour
Numerous reports say Tory MP Chris Pincher has been accused of groping two men in front of others at the private members Carlton Club in central London, prompting complaints to the Conservative party.
Indonesia bar chain shut after blasphemy charges over drinks promotion
The drinks promotion at the 'Holywings' chain prompted a police investigation after complaints by religious groups.
Indonesian police arrest 6 for ‘blasphemy’ over bar promotion
Several youth organisations reported the management to police for allegedly committing blasphemy, while other groups threatened to raid the bar chain's locations.
Singapore firms charged over exporting drinks to North Korea
The company 123 Holdings was charged with supplying alcoholic drinks on five occasions to North Korea, transported via China, between November 2016 and July 2017.
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