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Vape traders threaten Najib with million-vote loss

 | November 8, 2015

Subramaniam urged to resign for vape raids, PM reminded of one million votes from vape users.

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KUALA LUMPUR: After several days of controversy since the health ministry began raids on e-cigarette dealers, a small business group has threatened prime minister Najib Razak with the potential loss of a million votes.

They also demanded the resignation of the health minister, Dr S. Subramaniam, whom they held responsible for the raids, carried out under the Poisons Act and Food Act, as nicotine is a controlled substance listed as a Category C poison.

A police report was lodged by three groups this morning against the heath ministry.

Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, president of Pertubuhan Ikatan Usahawan Kecil dan Sederhana (Ikhlas), was quoted as saying that the group wanted the prime minister, Najib Razak, to step in.

“We call on the PM to intervene in the matter because it involves over one million voters who are vape users,” he said according to Malaysiakini. “We don’t want this to become a political issue as it will tarnish the government’s presently good name.”

Ridzuan’s group and two others, Majlis Jalinan Muhibah Malaysia, and Ikatan Rakyat Insan Muslim Malaysia, lodged the report at Dang Wangi police station and they hoped others whose vape products were seized to similarly lodge police reports.

The report states that bumiputera vape traders were upset at not being given prior notice about the health ministry action.

The health ministry has formed a task force to look into the long-term effects of the vaping.


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