I think everybody knows what happened last week. The Oktoberfest event that was due to take place at 1Utama’s outdoor car park was forced by MBPJ to move indoors because a few guys who aren’t allowed to drink made noise about our right to drink.
Anyway, I’ve started a petition about it here – https://www.change.org/p/the-selangor-government-respect-malaysians-fundamental-liberties
Pls read, and sign if u agree. But also SHARE, and get your buddies to help out too. If we don’t hit the targeted signatures, the petition won’t be goin out. And expect to get increasingly screwed for any future party / event.
The Star, which has been giving Alcon (Alcohol Consumer Rights Group) minimal publicity, looks to have changed its stand.
Goddamit. We dying out here, and he just goes and shoots his mouth off.
Anyway, good news is today (Wed), it ran Alcon’s reply in full and unedited. We gave back to the old man.
There has been a lot of publicity on Alcon, which I’ll summarize sum up after the Budget.There’s supposed to be a full-on feature story on Alcon on Saturday. Look out for that.
Budget announcement takes place Friday late afternoon. I think cigarettes are gonna be hit. Booze, I feel it’s 50-50. Lets hope for the best.
Yea, the official launch of the Alcohol Consumer-Rights Group is happening this Saturday! Drinks are complimentary.
The group was formed last year to, among others, counter the crazy taxes we face in this country. Highest in Asia. And for beer, second highest in the world! Why??
It’s ridiculous, considering how much we earn. A couple of our points were raised in this article.
Anyway, some of us decided we’re not gonna take this shit, and launched a successful campaign last year. You can read the background here.
Our aim is also to start giving free promotion and publicity to reasonably-priced outlets.
Now we’re takin it a step further, and some have plans for the year. But next step is the launch party on Saturday afternoon, in Desa Sri Hartamas.
Places are limited; first-come-first-serve, but all are welcome to attend the festivities, so long as ur a member of Alcon. Join Alcon here. (Our Group page has 5,000+ members, but we have just created a new Fan page). And get your friends.
Media and blogs are welcome too.
Event page here. If u cant view, you might have to join Alcon first.
The more members we have, the more we can do, and the better our chances of at least freezing alcohol taxes for a few years.
Latest I hear is the government needs money, and are targeting to whack booze this year. We need to object. We should not be targets for easy government cash anymore.
Will probably need volunteers to help in photography and publicity for the event. Pls let us know on the group’s wall page if you can help the cause in any way.