The police have asked stall owners at Tekka hawker centre to stop selling bottled beer to reduce the risk of glass bottles being used as weapons in fights ("Police want to stop sales of bottled beer at Tekka"; Sept 30).
Is this effective, given that patrons can buy bottled beer elsewhere and consume it at the hawker centre? What if another fight broke out with beer mugs being used? Would the police then insist on paper cups for beer?
Tekka hawker centre is a vibrant place known for its Indian and Chinese food. Too many restrictions would drive patrons elsewhere.
Perhaps a more permanent solution that does not disadvantage the stall owners could be implemented.
Ronald Lee Yew Kee
This article was first published on Oct 8, 2014.
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