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Malaysia sets up Biosafety Board

Malaysia’s Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment has appointed the National Biosafety Board (NBB) and the Genetic Modification Advisory Committee (GMAC) through the country’s Biosafety Act, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications reports. The secretary-general of the Ministry is the chairman of the NBB, which comprises representatives from various Ministries. The Board will be responsible for making decisions on the release, import, export and contained use of any genetically modified organism. It will also promote the research, development, education and training on biosafety matters. The GMAC is to provide scientific and technical advice to the Minister and the NBB. It will consist of experts from relevant disciplines in government agencies, research institutes, the private sector and NGOs.



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