After trying to get Malaysians to stop smoking (but failed), the Health Ministry now wants to discourage them from consuming alcohol. Saying “No” to booze is the latest component to be included in the ministry’s healthy lifestyle campaign, said Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek.
Please study why people turn to alcohol in the first place… alcoholism is not the problem. It is an indication of other problems like stress, depression, bad influence, etc.
Another thing, I do not know why Dr Chua bothered to bring up the issue of road accidents here. I mean there are morons are perfectly sober and wide awake but they are the ones who cause majority of the accidents. Of course, Dr Chua was fast enough to say “we have not come up with the figures as yet,”
Fine if we are looking at the World Health Organisation report last year where it was stated as alcohol consumption was identified as contributing to disease, injury, disability and premature death more than any other risk factor in developing countries with low mortality. Yes but this is worldwide. What about Malaysia alone?
Try eradicating poverty & have consulting on stress & depression especially to the group of people who consumes alcohol (not as social drinkers) for a change and you will find more people saying "Tak Nak Arak" in a big way.