Khir Toyo wants all beer ads removed from all restaurants, coffeeshops and hawker centres by March 2003
Food practitioners call for respect to multi-culturalism and not follow the footsteps of Terengganu and Kelantan
BERNAMA.COM reports: Selangor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo urged the beer companies to reduce and tone down on their advertisements by March 2003.
December 23, Khir instructed restaurants, coffeeshops and hawkers centres to take down all signages that carried beer advertisements.
Khir said he found these advertisements offensive and he did not want foreigners to get the impression that Selangor was a haven for boozers based on the excessive number of posters advertisements plastered inside and outside the shops.
Agendadaily reports: Dr Khir berkata, di kawasan pentadbiran Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ) perkara ini banyak berlaku dan pihak berkuasa tempatan itu sudah diarah mengeluarkan surat kepada pemilik kedai makan supaya menurunkan papantanda iklan minuman keras yang keterlaluan.
Meanwhile, Hua Zong criticised the Selangor government's decision as it did not reflect the multi-ethinicity and multi-cultural practices in the country.
The association also expressed its worries that this would not be a precursor to Selangor following the footsteps of Terengganu and Kelantan state governments.
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