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马来西亚中华大会堂总会(华总) 总会长丹斯里吴添泉 冀隆市政局取消杂货、便利及华人药材店禁售烈酒措施

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针对吉隆坡市政局从明年10月1日起禁止区内所有杂货店、便利店及华人药材店一律禁售烈酒的措施,#华总会长丹斯里吴添泉 希望当局重新检讨并维持现状。

他说,当局有必要清楚列明欲实施这项新措施及能够让非穆斯林社会和业者接受的原由,否则的话,它有违多元国情之嫌。

“当局应该尊重非穆斯林社会‘售酒、购酒和饮酒’的权益与便利。”

他认为,在民主与透明化施政精神下,吉隆坡市政局应该在事先针对这项涉及到非穆斯林社会的申请售酒执照指南下的新措施,展开对话交流,讲解新措施的目的,并聆听业者不同看法和建议,从中采取大家认同和可接受的方案,才是多赢的作法。

吴添泉 今天针对隆市政局在最近生效的申请售酒执照指南中,宣布从明年10月1日开始将不再发出新的售酒执照(不包括传统医药用途的药酒、混合药酒或纯药酒)给杂货店、便利店及药材店,以及现有售酒执照更新只允许延长至明年9月30日的新措施发表文告说,当局有必要清楚列明有关原因。

“如果这项新措施涉及伊斯兰化,或是与最近引发的酒后驾驶课题,都是无法让非穆斯林社会所能够接受的!”

他呼吁当局通过召集受影响业界或相关的团体组织,举行对话与聆听民意,尽速化解此课题。

他说,当局规定把酒摆放在不同区域,就有如超市或公市目前“非清真区”的安排,是可以让人接受的合理作法。

他也认为,当局能够允许有关商店售卖啤酒,也应该让业者继续出售烈酒,维持现状最好。

“国家面对冠病疫情重创经济,企业商家面对营生困境,政府让经济领域运作,鼓励国内旅游之际,任何形式的禁酒措施,对国家和地方上,尤其是吉隆坡身为首都的国际形象肯定将带来不利打击。”

他希望任何方面都不应政治化或宗教化有关课题,同时也希望中央政府能够关注与介入,纠正这项引来非议的措施。
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🌸Huazong calls for review of DBKL’s ruling on alcohol sale🌸

The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) has urged the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to review its latest ruling banning liquor sale in convenience stores, Chinese medicine halls and sundry shops set to be enforced next year October 1.

Urging this, its President Tan Sri T.C Goh opined that DBKL owes the non-Muslim community a clear and convincing explanation on such a ruling, failing which it would be deemed a blatant violation of Malaysia’s unique multiracial setting.

“The relevant authority must respect the right of the non-Muslim community to sell, buy and consume alcohol,” he underscored.

He further opined that, under the spirit of democratic and transparent governance, DBKL should prior to imposing such a ruling engage with the non-Muslim community in a dialogue, to better explain the objective of such a ruling, as well as to listen to the views and proposals of the affected business operators, so as to achieve a ‘win-win’ outcome for all quarters.

He was responding to the news report on DBKL’s announcement of its decision not to issue liquor licence to sundry and grocery shops, convenience stores as well as Chinese medicine shops in Kuala Lumpur, starting October 1 next year. The duration for renewal of existing licence will be granted until 30 September, 2021.

However, pure or mixed liquor products in traditional medicine will be exempt from this ruling and beer will still be allowed to be sold at these premises from 7am to 9pm but must be placed separately from other beverages.

According to DBKL’s new guidelines, those eligible for liquor licence applications were entertainment outlets, restaurants, warehouses supplying liquors and programmes serving liquors.

“If such a proposed move is being part of Islamisation effort, or due to drunk-driving issue, it would be unacceptable to non-Muslim community,” he said.

He thus urged the DBKL to conduct a dialogue with the affected business operators and relevant organizations, to listen to their views and to resolve this issue, as soon as possible.

On the relevant authority’s requirement to display alcoholic drinks in the ‘non-Halal’ section of supermarkets, he said such a requirement is acceptable. He added that if a business establishment is permitted to sell beer, then it should also be allowed to sell hard liquor.

He further opined that, under the current pandemic inflicted severe economic recession, where almost all businesses have been badly affected, the relevant authority should be more discerning when introducing its policies, so as not to further complicate the situation, or worse, inflict more hardship to the people and businesses.

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