No criminal record, jail for tobacco GEG law offenders, pledges KJ

No criminal record, jail for tobacco GEG law offenders, pledges KJ

No criminal record, jail for tobacco GEG law offenders, pledges KJ
Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin says GEG will not contribute to the rise in illicit cigarettes, but will logically help reduce its demand following the reduction in the number of smokers. – NSTP file pic

KUALA LUMPUR: There will be no criminal record or jail term for tobacco generational endgame (GEG) offenders, said Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said offenders would only be compounded a maximum of RM50, as practiced in the current law.

“Even then, you can apply for a discount. Offences involving future generations under this bill are also not offences that can be registered under the Registration of Criminals and Undesirable Persons Act 1969.

“Therefore, the issue of criminal records involving the GEG group does not arise. Let’s get this bill passed,” he said in a TikTok video tonight.





He added that the GEG would not contribute to the rise in illicit cigarettes, but would logically help reduce its demand following the reduction in the number of smokers.

“The market will get smaller and smaller. When less people smoke, there will be less cigarettes in the market, whether legal or illicit.”

Khairy said the issue of illicit cigarettes was already one that was being tackled by the government, adding that it was nothing new.


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“Especially for the Health Ministry, this is our main issue as the increase in illegal or legal cigarettes would increase the number of smokers as a whole. Obviously, we don’t want this to happen,” he said.

He also gave his assurances that his ministry would continue working with the relevant authorities to curb the illicit cigarette market in the country.





Khairy had tabled the GEG, known formally as the Tobacco and Smoking Control Bill, for first reading at Dewan Rakyat on Wednesday.

The second and third reading of the bill are expected to take place during the current sitting.

The bill, among others, seeks to ban smoking and prohibit the ownership of tobacco and vape products by those born after 2007.

Malaysia is the second country in the world to do so after New Zealand tabled a similar bill for first reading on Tuesday.

The bill received near-universal cross-party support from the New Zealand parliament and will now be reviewed by the Health Select Committee.





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