Malaysia's Health Ministry, IGP among four sued over action against vape traders

KUALA LUMPUR: An NGO is suing the Health Ministry director-general, Inspector-General of Police and two others in respect of enforcement against vape traders.

Pertubuhan Ikatan Usahawan Kecil dan Sederhana Malaysia (Ikhlas) filed the suit here Monday and was seeking a court order to declare the action of raiding and seizing vape products was wrong.

The other defendants were the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism director-general and the Johor Baru City Council.

Among others, Ikhlas was seeking damages and a declaration that the ban on the sale of vape at state levels especially by the Johor Baru City Council was against the law.

It wants the defendants to be prohibited from carrying out raids, seizing vape products or issuing fines against traders.