Malaysia

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Soft drinks major thinks healthier drinks is better strategy than price rises

F&N should easily weather Malaysia’s sugar tax doldrums

By Richard Whitehead

The grand old man of soft drinks in Southeast Asia is facing a year fraught with challenges, but the way it has been preparing for a new sugar tax stands it in good stead for its implementation later this year.

Beverage entrepreneurs: Boom-time for Malaysia's Hausboom

Malaysia’s Hausboom has taken off across Asia and Europe.

Boom-time for burgeoning brand from Asia’s fizzy drinks backwater

By Richard Whitehead

Sitting in a cafe in Saudi Arabia, Azri Zahier came to a realisation. All around him, people were guzzling fizzy drinks. These, he noticed, were not local beverages, or even ones made elsewhere in the Gulf. They were from Thailand.

Malaysia: High tax rates and easy access to bootlegged liquor. Pic:getty/omersukrugosku

When cheap booze turns into a public health crisis

By Richard Whitehead

Upwards of 40 people died last month in Malaysia from methanol poisoning. Why has this happened - and what can be done? It's time for some answers, says food and beverage journalist Richard Whitehead in this guest article.

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