KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 15 – The Ministry of Health has tabled a Bill to end the Malaysian Health Promotion Board (MySihat), a health promotion organisation, in the Dewan Rakyat.
The Malaysian Health Promotion Board (Dissolution) Bill 2019 was tabled by Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad yesterday, according to Bernama, which acts to repeal the Malaysian Health Promotion Board Act 2006 and the abolition of the Board under the Act.
The new Bill states that all properties, rights, interests, obligations and liabilities transferred to and vested in MySihat will be transferred to and vested in the government.
It also dictates that any properties and assets, other than land, which immediately before the commencement date of the Act vested in the board shall, on the date of enactment, be vested in the government.
MySihat, which is governed by an independent body consisting of representatives from relevant ministries, NGOs, and professionals, was created in 2006 to enhance and strengthen the field of health promotion with intensive community involvement with partnerships of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
It promotes healthy lifestyles and healthy environment through various settings and sectors.
MySihat has previously worked on smoke-free campaigns, which had representatives from Asean countries together with China, Guam and Mongolia sharing their expertise and best practices on smoke-free policies and campaigns around the region.
The second and third reading and debate on the Bill will also be held during the current Dewan Rakyat meeting ending December 5.