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.
Good job guys. The prices we pay are absurd, really.
Yea, absurd. Only those who travel a lot know that.
I believe the way the govt structured the taxes. It should be tax by types instead of by alcohol volume. Imagine how much pay for wines and spirits compared to beer. Govt is taxing based on religion but they should compared to the Middle East. In future, we would be no doubt the most expensive place to have a beer in the world more so.
I dont think the tax structure has anything to do with religion. Its just a badly-arranged excise system. It’s economic, not religious