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Malaysia to Table Amended Anti-Tobacco Bill After Resistance

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The Malaysian government will push forward to table a bill that seeks to ban smoking and vaping for those born from 2007, after making amendments following resistance from some lawmakers.

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said he hopes the bill -- dubbed a ‘generational endgame’ -- will receive the support of lawmakers when it is tabled at the next parliament session in October. It was referred to a parliamentary select committee in August for further scrutiny amid criticism that some of its features would infringe on personal freedom.