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Kelantan To Be Ketum (Scientific) Experts By 2022

Kelantan To Be Ketum (Scientific) Experts By 2022

They already have tons of the stuff anyway. Might as well put it to good use.

Hakim Hassan

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By 2022, the Kelantan branch of the Malaysia Chemistry Department (JKM), which operates in Kampung Telok in Panji, is expected to be the Ketum Analysis Centre for the eastern zone.

The department proposed the idea to the Science, Technology and Innovation Deputy Minister (Mosti) as ketum contributes around 40% of the drug cases in the state.

The matter was proposed by the Kelantan Department of Chemistry in view of the current developments here. With the findings of a study by the Department of Chemistry, it will help various quarters. Under the Chemistry Department itself there are several centres, among them the DNA Analysis Centre, Water Analysis Centre and now a centre for ketum analysis has been proposed.

Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) Deputy Minister, Ahmad Amzad Hashim via Malay Mail

It’s reported that for 2018 and 2019, the Kelantan Department of Chemistry had received 2,477 and 2,492 ketum cases respectively with a total of 24 tonnes of ketum leaves.


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