Health Ministry has no right to enforce Parliament smoking ban


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 18 Oct 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: In an unexpected twist, a non-smoking MP has spoken out against a recent Health Ministry notice banning smoking in the august hall.

“I’m not a smoker, but we have to be fair to all who have privileges in the House,” said Datuk Johari Abdul (PH-Sungai Petani) as he sought a ruling on Thursday (Oct 18) from Speaker Datuk Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof on the validity of the smoking ban imposed at the Parliament building.

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