Malaysia’s youth minister publicly admits for the first time that new tobacco control bill is unconstitutional

Malaysia’s youth minister publicly admits for the first time that new tobacco control bill is unconstitutional

According to news from the medical media codeblue on November 15, Malaysia’s Minister of Youth and Sports Hannah Yeoh publicly admitted that some provisions of the government’s Public Health Tobacco Products Control Act 2023 (GEG) (intergenerational ban) are unconstitutional. This is Malaysia’s The first cabinet member to publicly admit that the GEG is unconstitutional.

In this regard, Malaysia’s former Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin criticized Hannah Yang for refusing to accept GEG’s position after the first version of the Tobacco Bill in Parliament last year proposed an intergenerational ban.

In response to Jamaluddin’s Instagram, Hannah Yang said, “An unimplementable and unconstitutional law will cost the government a huge price. Just because I don’t support GEG doesn’t mean I support the use of e-cigarettes.”
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