The Malaysian Government is to consider implementing proposals to cut the price of sugar-free beverages

The Malaysian Government is to consider implementing proposals to cut the price of sugar-free beverages

The Malaysian Government is to consider implementing proposals to cut the price of sugar-free beverages, according to reports.

The move, Canadean reported last week, is in a bid to encourage consumers to purchase healthier beverages.

Malaysia's domestic trade, cooperatives and consumer minister, Ismail Sabri, was quoted as saying: "This will encourage consumers to order sugarless drinks. It will be good for their health and it will also be good for their pockets."