Dr. M To Make M’sians Less Fat By Making Soft Drinks More Expensive
This week, a report surfaced revealing that the government was in serious discussion to implement a tax on soda drinks to encourage Malaysians to live healthier lifestyles.
Speaking on the topic officially, Prime Minister Mahathir said, “The diabetes rate in Malaysia is very high because we take too much sugar.”
“What we find is that some people drinking six to seven of bottled drinks. That is not necessary. You can drink water. If you drink bottled (sugary beverages), there is a lot of sugar in it,” he added. “We want to reduce the consumption of sugar.”
Such a move has already been encouraged by the World Health Organisation, and has already been implemented in countries such as France and the UK.
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Loob and La Kaffa Reach Settlement Out Of Court
In a breaking development, the La Kaffa vs. Loob Holding saga reached a conclusion today with both parties announcing an out-of-court settlement, effectively ending a legal battle that has been ongoing since December 2016.
In a joint press statement, both Loob Holding and La Kaffa said that they had reached an agreement to withdraw all legal proceedings from the Malaysian courts as well as the arbitration court in Singapore. No further details were revealed.
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90 New Family Marts Set To Open In M’sia By March 2019
QL Resources, the master franchisee of Family Mart convenience stores, revealed this week their plan to open up 90 more outlets by the financial year ending March 2019. This comes as part of their objective to open up 300 stores within 5 years.
After just over a year of opening in Malaysia, Family Mart now operates 59 stores in the Klang Valley, with over RM30 million already invested into the first 39 stores.
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