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THE government is planning to table amendments to the Poisons Act 1952 to address the issue of ketum (kratom) abuse in the country, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
KUALA LUMPUR: The government is planning to table amendments to the Poisons Act 1952 to address the issue of ketum (kratom) abuse in the country, says Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye.
Kratom is already banned for domestic consumption in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, but Indonesia allows its export in unprocessed form and is cashing in on the crop.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s legislature agreed to amend the country’s drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s legislature has officially proposed legal amendments that would allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalising what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug.
How the Government addresses ketum addiction is a hot topic among Siamese voters in northern Kedah.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Bill to criminalise the sale, possession, consumption and planting of ketum is expected to be tabled in Parliament next year, said the Health Ministry.
EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: Authorities are acting to clamp down on the consumption and sale of ketum leaves by increasing fines by up to 10 times and imposing a longer jail sentence on offenders.
KANGAR: Five Malaysian men and a Thai national pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to charges of possessing 990kg of kratom (daun ketum).
SINGAPORE: Asean has reaffirmed its zero tolerance stand against drugs in the region and has rejected any suggestion to legalise certain types of drugs.