Saturday, February 24, 2007

Malaysia to ban fast food adverts

Recently, the Health Minister raised the issue of banning fast food advertisements citing that fast food is the silent killer and have contributed to affluent diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. And they are talking about imposing a 'sin tax' soon. I think the move by the Ministry to focus on wellness programmes is the way to go.


  1. It's a good step forward to be that aware of the detrimental effects of obesity. I suppose it's just like smoking... the new epidemic.

  2. no more "finger-licking good" or "i'm loving it". ^_^

    good gracious! I can remember their famous lines! Shows how much fast-food advert has on our minds... scary

  3. Bernard, awareness is good but perhaps a better bet would be to highlight benefits of staying healthy - the do's and don'ts. I thought banning fastfood adverts is a bit too much. And imposing a 'sin tax' too! I hope it's just talk and no action.

    YD, nevermind about the adverts, KFC is still finger-licking good! Do you have KFC in London?