Unlike many developed countries, in Malaysia the majority of alcohol consumption occurs on premises. The 60 percent of the population that is Malay and Muslim is reputed not to drink, as opposed to the Indian and Chinese minorities.
Is public drinking illegal in Malaysia?
There is no law against drinking alcohol in public in Malaysia. You can be arrested under Section 268 of the Penal Code for causing public nuisance (and that is if you are caught), or driving or riding under the influence of alcohol punishable under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.
What should I avoid in Malaysia?
12 Things You Should Never, Ever Do in Malaysia
- Carry drugs into the country.
- Negotiate the roads if you’re new to driving.
- Leave the house without an umbrella.
- Let down your guard while shopping.
- Walk home alone at night.
- Insult the local cuisine.
- Stir up racial tension.
- Ride an unmetered taxi.
Is it illegal for Muslims to drink in Malaysia?
Drinking alcohol is illegal for Malaysian Muslims, who make up about 60% of the country’s 27 million people. Usually, those who are caught are subjected to a fine or brief prison sentence.
Why do you like Malaysia?
The cultural diversity, the captivating sceneries, the food, and many more are some of the reasons why Malaysia has always been my all-time favourite country. There isn’t a doubt in my mind that Malaysia is one of the best countries to spend my life. So, I’m here to share what I love about being a Malaysian.