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KL & Putrajaya Health Enforcement Officers are Using BodyCams to Crack Down on Smoking Offences


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Despite the banning of smoking in a number of public areas, it appears that Malaysians are still breaking the law, including members of the police themselves.

According to BERNAMA, in order to crack down on such smoking offences, enforcement personnel of the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya Health Department have begun using body cameras since December 12.

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Its director, Dr Nor’Aishah Abu Bakar in a statement today that the video recordings and photographs would be used as evidence and supporting materials to maintain the safety and integrity of law enforcement officers.

Meanwhile,she said a total of 147 smoking offence notices had been issued through 10 enforcement operations carried out around Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya from December 12 until yesterday (December 20).

Out of the total, she said 140 notices were issued for the offence of violating Regulation 11(1) of the Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2004, namely for smoking in prohibited places.

“A total of 7 notices were issued for the violation of Regulation 13, namely the prohibition of smoking, chewing, buying or possessing any tobacco products by minors.”

She stressed that the smoking ban at shopping malls, public stops and eateries in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya would continue to be enforced.



Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has reminded the public to ensure that the rules are not broken.

They also urged witnesses to these crimes to WhatsApp the matter at 010-860 8949.


What do you think of this change? Will it stop more people from breaking the law?


Also read: Police Officer Allegedly Smokes in SS15 Restaurant Despite No-Smoking Sign, PDRM Investigates

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