MCA Accepts Decision to Reject Holding Better Beer Festival

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Liow’s change of heart – only yesterday, Sin Chew Daily reported that Liow said the festival has been held over the past few years without any incident, therefore DBKL should not stop it now.

MCA has accepted the decision of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) which rejected an application to organise the Better Beer Festival 2017 in the federal capital for security reasons.

MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he raised the issue in the Cabinet meeting today and was informed that the decision was made for security reasons as advised by the police.

β€œI am satisfied with the information given during the meeting and as a responsible party and government, the safety of the public has always been our top priority,” said the Transport Minister when met by reporters after attending the Cabinet meeting here today.

Liow, however, was disappointed with some of the political statements made by DAP on the issue, which depicted as if the government banned the people from drinking liquor.

β€œTo organise such an event, we must place utmost importance on public safety first and we should respect the decision and advice made by the authorities and police,” he said.


Earlier reports:

Sept 19, “Sensitive Issue” of Axing Beer Festival

Sep 18, No-Go for Beer Festival