Timah’s label was approved by MoH, says deputy minister

By ASILA JALIL / Pic credit: timahwhiskey.my

The labelling for “Timah” hard liquor which was embroiled in controversy recently was approved by the Health Ministry, said Deputy Finance Minister II Yamani Hafez Musa.

He said Winepark Corp, the firm that founded the whiskey, has been an existing excise license holder since 2003.

“It is not a new license issued by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) and the labelling of the product was approved by the MoH,” he said in the Dewan Negara in a response to a question from Senator Datuk Paul Igai.

Yamani Hafez acknowledged that it is a sensitive matter and he is not sure which ministry is able to retract the license to sell the liquor.