Minister: ‘Timah’ whisky firm agrees to consider changing name, to discuss with shareholders, directors

Minister: ‘Timah’ whisky firm agrees to consider changing name, to discuss with shareholders, directors

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi addresses members of Parliament in Kuala Lumpur October 26, 2021. — Bernama pic

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KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 28 ― The local company producing whisky under the brand name “Timah” has agreed to consider changing both the name and image of its alcohol product that had attracted controversy recently, Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi confirmed today.

The minister said this comes after the government’s recent meeting with the company, Winepak Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd.

“Through the discussion that was held, the company Winepak Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd has requested for one week to discuss with their shareholders and board of directors to change the name and image on the label of the alcoholic product produced by them. This is among the results that were achieved in yesterday’s meeting of the company’s representative with the government,” he said in a statement today.

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