Looks like it's going to be a bit harder for smokers in Malaysia to smoke in public.
The general public can now conveniently inform the Ministry of Health (MOH) about smoking incidents in public places through an appropriate platform, the ReportLah application.
Keasavan Hari Krishnan, founder and CEO of RepotLah, stated that on June 22nd, his organisation has begun collaborating with the non-governmental organisation Selangor Bebas Asap Rokok (Selbar) on a joint initiative to ban smoking in public places.
According to him, the goal of the partnership is to raise public awareness of the risks associated with smoking in public places and to encourage people to report the offense quickly and easily using the designated application.
RepotLah's goal for the future is to democratise the way people submit reports, he said in a statement. "Imagine an app that gives you access to any issue you may face," he said.
Keasavan also claimed that despite the fact that smoking in public places is prohibited and that violating the law can result in fines or even jail time, still the community failed to take the law seriously.
"When there is a lack of widespread enforcement, people begin to break the rules. As is common knowledge, smoking is a bad habit that needs to be eliminated for the sake of everyone's health."
The RepotLah app can be downloaded via both Apple Store and Google Play Store. For more information, head to https://repotlah.com/ or any other RepotLah social media account.
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