Alcohol ban a hollow solution

Emmanuel Joseph

The vast majority of social drinkers imbibe responsibly and do not pose a danger to others. – AFP pic, May 28, 2020.

AMONG the things the previous Pakatan Harapan administration was heavily criticised for was its perceived inaction on drink-driving accidents.

Rightly or wrongly, the topic was hyped up on social media. PH detractors, notably PAS leaders, had taunted the then government, asking why it was taking so long to reduce alcohol consumption and shut down liquor factories to eliminate drink-driving and bring Malaysia in line with their preferred image of an Islamic nation.

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  • Reduce the alcohol content in beer for a start..

    Posted 4 months ago by Elyse Gim

  • Why the hell mat rempit are still on the road?
    Ban the motorbike
    Why the hell mat lajak still around?
    Ban the bicycle.
    Why the hell there are still so many road fatalities?
    Ban all cars. Only camels allowed

    Posted 4 months ago by Chee yee ng