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Malaysia needs new Act for tobacco control, says ex-MOH official

Malaysia needs new Act for tobacco control, says ex-MOH official

BY BOO SU-LYN
May 24, 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, May 24 — Putrajaya must enact a standalone law on tobacco control with standardised packaging rules before the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement comes into effect, a retired Health Ministry official said today. Dr Zarihah Mohd Zain, former head of the tobacco control unit at the Health Ministry who served there from 1994 to 2012, said even though tobacco has been carved out from the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the free trade treaty,... Read more

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Tourists take pictures of the city from a skybox at the KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur on May 24, 2016. Skybox, at 421 metres above ground level, is the latest tourist attraction at the KL Tower. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Tourists take pictures of the city from a skybox at the KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur on May 24, 2016. Skybox, at 421 metres above ground level, is the latest tourist attraction at the KL Tower. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa