Supermarket pulls alcohol from shelves after rep kicks up fuss

The non-halal section has been boarded up. – Shaid Rosli Facebook photo.

By Chew Lip Song

A SUPERMARKET chain’s newly opened outlet in Puncak Alam, Selangor has stopped selling alcoholic drinks following protest from a state assemblyman.

Jeram representative Mohd Shaid Rosli also posted on Facebook that Puncak Alam “is Malay territory”.

He also earlier sent a memorandum to the management of the Jaya Grocer outlet in Eco Grandeur, Puncak Alam, to protest the sale of alcohol there.

Mohd Shaid handing over the protest memo to a supermarket staff. – FB photo.

Following this, the supermarket complied and boarded up the entrance to its non-halal section, the photos of which were shared by Mohd Shaid.

Mohd Shaid, previously from Bersatu and now a supporter of Pejuang, said he had received many complaints from nearby residents of alcohol-related crimes and strained family relations.

He added that Puncak Alam had 90 per cent Muslim population.

“This is Puncak Alam. This is Malay territory,” he posted on Facebook.

 

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