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JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post): Levies on plastic products and sweetened beverages, the government hopes, will reduce dependence on the tobacco excise for state revenue as the country looks to restore its finances after the pandemic.
BANGKOK (The Nation/Asia News Network): Police raided a field hospital in Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan province after learning that some patients had engaged in group sex and smuggled in illegal cigarettes.
EXISTING but more powerful laws must be used to take down organised crime, including heads of these organisations who drive Malaysia's multibillion ringgit illegal cigarettes trade, said a well-known legal columnist today.
LOSS of jobs, salary cuts and reduced employment opportunities are causing financial difficulties for many consumers throughout Malaysia and this situation is set to fuel illicit trade exponentially, said global consumer advocacy group Consumer Choice Center (CCC) in a statement today.
It is time to turn the tables on smoking through behavioural insights.
IT IS now more critical than ever to classify illegal cigarette smuggling as an organised crime that falls under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) and utilise the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2001 (AMLA) to take down its perpetrators, said former Sarawak police chief Datuk Dr Yusoff Nook.
JOHOR BARU: Police here have foiled an attempt by smugglers to use medical supplies as a front to transport illicit cigarettes.
KUALA LUMPUR: Kenanga Research upgraded British American Tobacco (M) Bhd (BAT) to "market perform" on the back of progress from measures introduced in Budget 2021 to control contrabands.
KUALA LUMPUR: Six raids in Selangor and Johor have led to seizures of illegal cigarettes, fireworks and alcohol worth about RM2mil.
PETALING JAYA: An operation by police special forces led to the seizure of more than one million contraband cigarettes and the arrest of two men, one of them a senior citizen.