Take action against those who give kids alcohol, says CAP


PETALING JAYA: Stern action should be taken against parents who feed beer to their children, says the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP).

Sharing a few pictures of a child aged about 5 or 6 holding some beer, CAP’s education officer N. V. Subbarow said the perpetrators of such acts should be arrested and brought to court.

“The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry should also take action on this. Such demeaning and humiliating behavior must be stopped immediately,” he said.

Subbarow shared another picture showing minors drinking alcohol, adding that such acts should be condemned.

“Cases involving individuals putting cigarettes, vapes, beer and other bad stuff into children’s mouths are happening more frequently nowadays. Many parents see it as entertainment but they don’t understand how it will affect the children’s future,” he said.

“It was reported that the police will take action against the parents who put a vape in the mouth of a child. CAP urges that the same action be taken against those who do similar to a child,” added Subbarow.

A man was arrested recently after a video of him placing an e-cigarette in a child's mouth went viral.

Johor Baru North OCPD Asst Comm Rupiah Abdul Wahid said the 23-year-old businessman was detained at the Crime Investigation Department of the district police headquarters at 12.45am on Aug 8.

She said the arrest was made after her team received a police report lodged by the seven-month-old baby girl's mother on Aug 6.

The mother claimed the man was her sister's friend.

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