Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob FILE PIX: Safwan Mansor Heineken Alcohol Factory MCO Movement Control Order Essential item KPDNHEP MITI alcohol factory
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob FILE PIX: Safwan Mansor

By Manzaidi Mohd Amin

KUALA LUMPUR – The government had instructed the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) to issue letter to revoke the operation for factory producing alcohol which operates during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, with the revocation, there is no more issue on permitting alcohol factory to operate during MCO.

“Yesterday, it was circulated in the social media, Whatsapp, Facebook and many other medium questioning the alcohol factory gaining exemption letter.

“Today, in the special Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the government has decided to revoke the permit.

“MITI will issue the revocation letter immediately. Therefore, there is no issue on the factory operating anymore,” he said.

Heineken beer alcohol essential item operate MCO Movement Control Order Ismail Sabri MITI KPDNHEP

Yesterday, a letter from the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) permitting the operation of Heineken Malaysia Berhad during the MCO went viral.

It created a lot of controversies in the social media as netizens did not consider alcohol as an essential item during the MCO. -MalaysiaGazette

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