Home > News > Nation
Saturday January 28, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Friday May 24, 2013 MYT 6:20:01 PM
GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) wants the ban on alcohol during Thaipusam celebrations on Feb 7.
CAP education officer, N.V. Subbarow, said in the past few years during Thaipusam, several restaurants, shops and stalls sold alcohol along the roads of the chariots and the kavadi procession.
"Thaipusam is a religious festival. Such alcohol sale not only causes uneasiness and creates nuisance to devotees but a disgrace to the whole festival," he told reporters.
Malaysian Hindu Sangam George Town Branch president V.Palanisamy said the Customs Department should also play their role by curbing all unhealthy activities around areas where Thaipusam was celebrated. BERNAMA
Tags / Keywords:
Medicine in different shoes
Show of support as Taman Medan church holds service
I would've hugged them, says pastor of 'cross' protesters
Patients can’t get enough of antibiotics
Next stop – Sensational Singapore
How Malaysians abroad are bridging a skills gap
Marquez has hand surgery after training accident
New retail strategy opens with Apple Watch launch
Making sure rich Sarawak history is not lost
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)