The Malaysian Ministry of Health takes a serious view and regrets the spread of false and misleading information on social media, especially Facebook, regarding the verification of health products that are said to have been recognised by this ministry.

We would like to emphasise that the Ministry of Health has never been involved or had collaboration with companies that sell ganoderma toothpaste products and their promoted use as stated by the advertisement through the posted display.

Therefore, the public is advised to stop any sharing of such information, be careful and not be easily deceived by offers of services and products that attract interest and appeal to emotions, by checking facts and information on trusted platforms. Action can be taken under Sections 211 and 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998 for distributing false information containing untrue content for the sole purpose of profit.

~ Alert issued by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia