Saturday, October 12, 2013

163 websites selling health products shut down

 The Malaysian Insider

A total of 163 websites were blocked and shut down last June for advertising and selling health products which were not registered with the Health Ministry.
Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the websites were detected through integrated operations involving the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, police and the Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Ministry.
He said this indicated an increase in the number of websites shut down as 99 sites were closed in integrated operations conducted from September to October last year.
“These operations also involved enforcement agencies from more than 100 countries worldwide and was coordinated by Interpol,” he said when replying to a question by Liang Teck Meng (BN-Simpang Renggam) in a question-and-answer session at the Dewan Rakyat here today.
Dr Subramaniam said as of June this year a total of 1,153 advertising applications were received by the ministry’s pharmaceutical services division. Of those, 1,045 applications were approved. - Bernama, October 4, 2013.

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