GEG Bill: Parliamentary Select Committee to have first meeting next week, says Khairy


JOHOR BARU: The Parliamentary Special Select Committee (PSCC) would have its first meeting to finetune the Control of Tobacco Products and Smoking Bill 2022 next week, says Khairy Jamaluddin.

The Health Minister said that the Bill, otherwise known as the tobacco generational end game (GEG), has been receiving good support from MPs from both sides of the divide.

"We will hear the response from the special committee but if we refer back to the letter handed over from the leader of opposition to the Prime Minister, we can see that even they agree on the Bill principally.

"Even when debating the motion, I would say 90% of MPs agree on the Bill. We only need to refine several aspects, including in terms of enforcement and fines," he said.

It was earlier reported that the Dewan Rakyat had passed a motion tabled by Khairy to refer the Bill to the PSCC for finetuning.

The committee will look into the enforcement clause as well as proposed penalties under the Bill and also recommend improvements and study proposals mooted by Members of Parliament during debates and to select committees.

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