Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Seri Mhd. Amin Nordin Abd. Aziz (right) admiring the No-smoking signs on a pedestrian crossing near Sunway Putra Mall, Kuala Lumpur. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL, 18 May 2017.

By Kamarul Anuar Mohamed Nasir

KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has gazetted smoking ban in all public parks on 1 February. On 15 April, all covered pedestrian walkways such as pedestrian bridge and tunnels are also gazetted for the ban.

The ban was imposed under the 22 Control of Tobacco Product Regulations 2004

The offence can bring to a fine not exceeding RM10,000 or imprisonment of not more than two years.

The warning was given by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz during the launch of the new campaign at a mall in Jalan Putra today.

The public can also lodge complaints at toll-free number 1800-88-3255 or 03-22687333 report on smokers who fail to obey the law.

There are currently 141 covered pedestrian walkways in Kuala Lumpur and the number will be increased from time to time.

“This is a starting point for a smoke-free Kuala Lumpur and by 2045, we hope that the number of smokers can be reduced to less than five percent, or better still, nil,” he said during the launch.

Mhd Amin also witnessed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between government agencies, private agencies, non-government organisations and the community who takes part in realizing the Smoke-Free KL initiative. – MalaysiaGazette

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