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Thailand at forefront of curbing alcohol consumption in Asia-Pacific

Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, China and some states of India have also introduced policies over the past few years to sap demand

Heineken increased its stake in United Breweries Ltd, India's biggest beermaker, to 42.1 per cent on July 7, less than a week before opening a US$60 million brewery near Yangon.


THAILAND will ban alcohol sales near universities and technical colleges, putting the nation at the forefront of efforts in Asia to curb consumption.

Under amendments to the Alcohol Control Act endorsed by the government on Wednesday and to be implemented nationwide late...