Sarawak to amend local laws to keep smoking ban fines in state coffers


Desmond Davidson

Sarawak Housing and Local Government Minister Dr Sim Kui Hian (second from right) says there are differences between the federal anti-smoking law and local ordinance, causing confusion among the public. – The Malaysian Insight pic, February 6, 2019.

SARAWAK is looking at amending enactments to ensure that fines collected from those who flout the smoking ban in the state do not go into Putrajaya’s coffers.

State Housing and Local Government Minister Dr Sim Kui Hian said there is a need to review the Local Authorities Ordinance 1996, which does not contain specific anti-smoking provisions.


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