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Amendments to drug laws to make kratom on par with ganja related offences

KUALA LUMPUR: Amendments to the drugs laws were tabled in Dewan Rakyat Tuesday, which will make kratom (daun ketum) on par with ganja related offences.

Thais legalise medical marijuana and kratom

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.

Six plead not guilty to possessing kratom

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).

Miracle treatment or dangerous drug?

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.

More than two tonnes of kratom leaves seized

PADANG BESAR: Over two tonnes of kratom leaves being smuggled into Thailand were seized during a three-day operation carried out by the General Operations Force (GOF) here.

Bill defining Ketum as dangerous drug tabled

OFFENCES relating to kratom or daun ketum will be made on par with those involving ganja under proposed amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act.

Police foil fan’s plan to get high during FA Cup final

KUALA LUMPUR: The high of the FA Cup final match between Kelantan and Terengganu was not enough for a fan - he tried to sneak some marijuana and Kratom water (Air Ketum) into the Bukit Jalil National Stadium to enjoy during the match.

Poisons Act to be amended to address ketum abuse

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.

Health Ministry to amend Poisons Act 1952 to address ketum abuse

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.

Rep ‘returns’ rubbish dumped by factory at roadside

FRUSTRATED with the behaviour of litterbugs, a Selangor state assemblyman “returned” a huge pile of rubbish dumped by the roadside to the owner, Sinar Harian reported.