Mayor: KL restaurants allowed to hold Oktoberfest events, with conditions

KUALA LUMPUR: Restaurants here can organise Oktoberfest events if they are held within their premises and they are licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, says Kuala Lumpur (KL) mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan.

“It is fine for such events to proceed as long as they don’t break the law and patrons don’t cause a public disturbance or become a nuisance,” he said after opening the KL Strata Community Convention 2018 at Bandar Tun Razak on Thursday (Oct 11).

“We have not received any applications for Oktoberfest festivals to be held in KL to date. But we removed a large banner in Sungai Besi on such an event as no licence applications were done,” he said.

Asked about an Oktoberfest event scheduled to take place at Mid Valley Megamall on Thursday itself, Nor Hisham said the event could proceed as it was being held indoors.

“We will monitor the event and only take action if it spills over outdoors,” he said.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) rejected an application for the Better Beer Festival 2017 at Publika Shopping Gallery last year, citing security concerns.