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Malaysia's Islamic party calls for temporary booze ban amid drunk driving problem

May 27, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
Malaysia's Islamic party has proposed that the government temporarily shut the country's alcohol industry until it finds solutions to its drunk driving problem.

A representative of the Malaysian Islamic Party, or PAS, called on the country yesterday to close various aspects of the industry, including production and sales, citing Malaysia's frequent road traffic incidents involving drunk drivers.

He then suggested that a Special Cabinet Committee be set up during the alcohol suspension to look into the drunk driving issue.

The political party's proposal came as Malaysia saw a spate of drunk driving traffic incidents recently.

Those found guilty of drunk driving in Malaysia face up to 10 years' jail and a RM20,000 fine.