PETALING JAYA: Royal Customs Department of Malaysia has cancelled the enforcement of the annual liquor licences for restaurants and coffee shops selling alcoholic beverages.
Earlier, it was reported that restaurants and coffee shops selling beer will be required to apply for a new licence starting from Jan 1 next year.
MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong announced today that the Finance Ministry would not go any futher with the liquor licences proposal.
In a statement, the Transport Minister confirmed that the Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz has ordered the Customs Department to revoke the liquor licence policy.
“The Ministry of Finance has directed the Royal Customs Department of Malaysia to cancel the directives to enforce liquor licences for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages.
“On my official work visit in London, I have personally contacted Tengku Zafrul, who is currently on a work trip to Singapore himself. He had confirmed that the MOF had indeed canceled the above directives and had promised to instruct the Customs Department to abide by this decision,“ he said.