Main Page  I  Northern  I  South  I  East  I  Central  I Sabah & Sarawak  I  Versi B. Melayu  I  BERNAMA.COM
 
 

Azis: Draft clear policy before allowing kratom usage


Last Update: 03/11/2019




GEORGE TOWN, Nov 3 -- The government must draft a clear and firm policy first before allowing the use of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) in society.

Ministry of Home Affairs deputy Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said the policy must exist first to prevent certain quarters from misusing kratom.

‘’The problem is that some overly creative people may modify kratum. This is what we are worried about. We are worried of abuses taking place after we make the decision to allow its use. That is the problem.

‘’We cannot allow it for public use if there is no clear policy on its control and usage. We don’t want to add to the national problems tomorrow, or the day after, such as the drug problem, which is a burden to the government,’’ he told a media conference near here today.

Earlier, Azis, who is also Malaysian Drug Prevention Association (Pemadam) president, had attended the 44th PEMADAM annual general meeting at the Tabung Haji Complex, Bayan Lepas, near here.

Azis said Pemadam too was adamant in its stand of not agreeing to the use of kratom by the public.

 

-- BERNAMA



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
   
 

373 Chinese nationals charged for not possessing valid immigration passes

 
     

PVATTBM supports Sultan of Selangor's call not to glorify the communist

 
     

Three Myanmar family members killed in two-car collision in Dungun

 
     

KPKT ready to cooperate with state govt on rent-to-own scheme

 
     
 
     
 

.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .

 
     
     
   
   
     
     
     
   
     
   
     
 

 
© 2019 BERNAMA. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy| Security Policy
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form except with the prior
written permission of BERNAMA. Best viewed in Firefox 35.0.1 & Internet Explorer 8.0 with 1024 x 768 resolution