KUALA LUMPUR (June 2): The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has frozen all applications for new liquor licences in the capital effective immediately.
DBKL’s Licensing & Petty Traders Development Department in a statement today also said that enforcement action will be taken against any premises found to be selling liquor without a licence.
Yesterday, Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa called for the government to stop the issuing of liquor licences until new guidelines are in place and laws are revised.
This follows a series of road accidents involving drunk drivers of late, some of which have caused deaths.
In another development, Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan has announced that the RM100 one-off cash contribution to each unit under the Public Housing (PA) and People's Housing Project (PPR) in the capital will be extended until June 30.
"PA and PPR residents can check the status of receiving the funds in their accounts three to seven business days from the date they register.
"Applications can be made through the website 'eperumahan.dbkl.gov.my/sumbangan' before June 30, and any application made after the date will not be entertained," he said.