The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) supports Health Ministry effort to impose tax on sugary drinks
The Consumer Association of Penang (CAP) had expressed its support on the proposal by the Health Ministry to impose tax on sugary drinks.
Its president, S.M Mohamed Idris said the move would receive a backlash from the people in general but such a step was needed as soft approach such as talks on the harm caused by excessive sugar was ineffective. “Malaysians should reduce their sugar intake by 80% to stay healthy and the effort by the Health Ministry is very much welcomed to ensure that Malaysians will be healthy. “Malaysians consume about 29 teaspoons per day, which is 4.8 times higher than the recommendation of World Health Organisation (WHO), which is only six teaspoons per day.