Medical associations join chorus against ministry funding for smoking huts

Darshini Kandasamy

Modified 13 Feb 2020, 9:16 am

Voices from the medical fraternity criticising the Housing and Local Government Ministry’s decision to allocate funds for the construction of smoking huts in public areas is continuing to grow.

The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) and NGO Medical Mythbusters Malaysia both raised further concerns upon the RM1 million allocation recently announced by minister Zuraida Kamaruddin for the purpose.

MMA today said the money would be better spent on more urgent requirements by the people, such as senior citizen-friendly facilities at housing areas...

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