Alcohol Ban

HAWKERS SEEK OUT PAP MP TO SAVE THEM FROM SUNDAY ALCOHOL BAN AT LITTLE INDIA

Hawkers at Little India's Tekka Market have received notices informing them that from next month onwards, sale of alcohol will be prohibited from 6PM onwards for safety reasons. This has left several hawkers fuming. Several hawkers interviewed say that their earnings come mainly from the Sunday crowd, and commented that the alcohol ban would affect them badly.

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SPF: NO ENFORCEMENT ACTION TAKEN ON FIRST NIGHT OF ALCOHOL BAN

The Singapore Police Force said yesterday that no enforcement action was carried out during the first night when alcohol restrictions took effect island wide. A police spokesperson said that some people might not be aware of the new law initially. “There will be a transitional period of one to two days (during which) people might not be aware of the new rule. The police will continue (to take) an advisory and educational approach to educate the public during this initial phase and monitor the situation closely.”

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REACH FEEDBACK: 80% OF SINGAPOREANS SUPPORT LATE NIGHT ALCOHOL BAN

After the strong online backlash against the Government's proposed alcohol ban after 10.30PM, the Govt Feedback Unit REACH has released results of a phone survey claiming that there is strong consensus from all segments of Singaporeans, including young people, for the proposed laws to clamp down on late-night public drinking. The findings of the phone survey commissioned by REACH was presented in Parliament last week. The findings state that 81% of the 1,145 people polled said they were in favour of the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Bill.

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PAP GOVT PROPOSES ISLANDWIDE BAN ON ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION FROM 1030PM TO 730AM

If the new Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Bill that was tabled in Parliament on Monday is passed, Singaporeans may face the prospect of being banned from drinking alcohol between 10.30pm and 7am in public places, including parks and HDB void decks. Retail stores across the island will be banned from selling take-away liquor from 10.30pm.

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