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Published: Saturday January 28, 2012 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Friday May 24, 2013 MYT 6:20:01 PM

CAP: Stop alcohol sale during Thaipusam

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

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