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Don’t discriminate against breweries, says business group
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PETALING JAYA: There should be no discrimination by the authorities when it comes to deciding which sectors should be allowed to operate during the total lockdown, the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MICCI) says.

MICCI executive director Shaun Cheah said while the chamber condones responsible consumption of alcoholic and high sugar caffeine beverages, there should be no “discrimination in the matter of definition or to sentiments”.

He was speaking a day after senior minister for security Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that breweries will have to shut down, although they had earlier been given the go-ahead.

“The total lockdown and prolonged pandemic have already been hard on a large segment of the rakyat,” said Cheah. “A little indulgence goes a long way in these stressful times.

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