Malaysia Increases Alcohol Tax by 10%

March 30, 2016

After over a decade since the last revision, the alcohol tax is Malaysia is set to increase by at least 10%. Malaysia currently has the third highest alcohol tax worldwide. Increasing alcohol taxes and prices on alcohol beverages is an effective, inexpensive, public health strategy for reducing alcohol-related harm and excessive consumption.

A 10% increase in alcohol prices would lead to 3-10% decreases in societal alcohol consumption.

For more information on the best practices for reducing alcohol related harm, see our fact sheets below:

Raising Alcohol Taxes Reduces Harm

Increasing Alcohol Taxes - Reality vs. Industry Myths