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Not so happy hours ahead for brewers

Adding to the damage is continued easy access to contraband and illegal beer which remains widespread, crackdowns notwithstanding. - PHOTO: REUTERS

Kuala Lumpur

REGARDLESS of whether brewers are hit with additional duties in Malaysia's 2015 budget come Friday, happy hour appears over amid weaker consumer spend and an impending 6 per cent consumption tax in April that is likely to further dampen spirits.

Adding to the damage is