Thursday, June 2, 2016

Age Limit To Purchase Alcoholic Drinks Raised to 21

 The age limit for purchasing alcoholic drinks will be raised from 18 to 21 starting Dec 1, 2017.

Apart from this, all premises offering alcoholic drinks are required to display a notice to warn customers on the adverse effects of consuming liquor.

This ruling will take effect on Dec 1, 2017, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S Subramaniam.

Apart from the notices to be displayed at outlets, alcoholic drink manufacturers must also label such warnings on their products.

Amendments to the Food Regulation 1985 have been gazetted ‎on May 27 for the liquor ruling to be enforced, Dr Subramaniam said.

"The amendment is in line with the global strategy to reduce the harmful use of alcohol signed by all health ministers to reduce the availability of alcoholic beverage in the market," he said Wednesday.
Dr Subramaniam said the move was also aimed at stopping teenagers and students from‎ buying liquor.

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