States have power over health matters, Azmin told
Published:  May 4, 2020 10:19 PM
Updated: May 5, 2020 3:07 AM

Federal and state governments are jointly given power on health matters under the Federal Constitution, Parliament Federal-State Relations Select Committee chairperson Hassan Abdul Karim said.

Hassan (photo, above) pointed to the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution, which lists the responsibilities of state and federal governments.

Matters of public health and prevention of diseases appear under the concurrent list, meaning both federal and state governments jointly have jurisdiction on these matters...

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