Death by alcohol: Counterfeit liquor in Malaysia

Undercover Asia S7

Undercover Asia S7

Bookmark

CNA Insider:

Death by alcohol: Counterfeit liquor in Malaysia

(Updated: )

Since 2018, bootleg alcohol has taken the lives of at least 33 consumers in Malaysia. Bottles passed off as popular brands can be bought cheaply at provision shops in Penang for instance, but instead of the real thing they contain improperly distilled alcohol with deadly traces of methanol. In Penang, local authorities continue to crack down, but enforcement is an uphill challenge.

recommendedvideos

Most Popular Shows

The Family Affair S5

The Family Affair S5

This season, we drop in on four households, in four different Asian cities, in circumstances that are poles apart, yet very much the same - all ...

The Longest Day

The Longest Day

Climate change is more than a set of abstract projections and statistics. It is the daily reality for millions of people in Asia’s cities, ...

Insight

Insight 2020/2021

Insight investigates and analyses topical issues that impact Asia and the rest of the world.

The Mark of Empire

The Mark Of Empire

Singaporean curator and scholar Peter Lee explores the history of four Southeast Asian empires that made their mark on the world. Travelling from ...