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MAP - Drugnews - Malaysia

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Published: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:40:13 -0700

Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:10:01 GMT


Malaysia: OPED: Dealing With Substance Abuse

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Star, 01 Mar 2016 - WE read with great concern a motion mooted in the Youth Parliament surrounding the decriminalisation of "ganja" usage. While we do believe there is a need for an enlightened discussion in the public domain regarding substance abuse and addiction, perhaps the idea of legalising or regulating marijuana in Malaysia, in the name of TPPA, is impulsive. Instead we would like to invite the public to explore the concept of substance abuse and addiction in order to grasp the essence of the issue and take necessary precautions to address them.

Malaysia: New Approach For Drug Treatment And Rehabilitation

Mon, 01 Jul 2013 07:00:00 GMT

New Straits Times, 01 Jul 2013 - KUALA LUMPUR: In response to the growing drug problem and its complexity, the National Anti-Drug Agency Malaysia (Nada) has shifted its approach from institutionalised rehabilitation to an open approach, thus help reduce drug cravings among its clients by 94.4 per cent. Nada assistant director (medical) Dr Sangeeth Kaur in her presentation, "Evidence-based drug policies for an effective HIV response: The Malaysian Experience", said the open access services and the setting up of the Cure and Care (C&C) 1Malaysia Clinic managed to shorten the treatment duration, as well as cut costs compared to compulsory drug rehabilitation centres.

Malaysia: 'Decriminalise Drug Use and We Can Stop Spread of

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT

The Star, 28 Jun 2013 - KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia may have to decriminalise drug use if it wants to further prevent the spread of HIV, said Malaysian AIDS Foundation chairman Prof Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman. Doing this would encourage drug users to step forward to be tested and treated, she said.

Malaysia: Column: Ustaz Harun On A Mission

Tue, 12 Mar 2013 07:00:00 GMT

The Star, 12 Mar 2013 - JELI-based Ustaz Harun is 83 years old and just over five feet tall. When he sits at the front seat of his Daihatsu Feroza, you can barely see his head over the top of the steering wheel. The diminutive religious teacher makes an unlikely anti-drug crusader but this pensioner, with his ready wit and open heart, is very much on the front-line trying to win back some of the souls who have been overwhelmed by the tsunami of drugs deluging even our smallest communities.

Malaysia: Malaysia's No1 Social Scourge Is Drugs, Says MCPF

Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT

Malay Mail, 21 Aug 2012 - MALAYSIAN Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) vice-chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye lamented that drug addiction has been the number one social scourge in Malaysia for the past three decades. In a statement here today, he said the situation caused big problems for the country and the majority of drug addicts appeared to be between 19 and 39 years old.

Malaysia: Recovering Addicts Look Forward To Drug-free

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Star, 15 Aug 2012 - KUALA LUMPUR: It was a day of joy for 128 recovering addicts who were given a chance to put aside their troubled pasts and participate in the preparations for the coming Hari Raya. Faisal Azlan Ismail, 29, is happy to be able to spend his first drug-free Hari Raya in a decade with his friends at the Sungai Besi Cure and Care 1Malaysia clinic.

Malaysia: MCPF Calls for Policy to Help Former Addicts

Sun, 05 Aug 2012 07:00:00 GMT

New Straits Times, 05 Aug 2012 - Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) today called on the government to introduce a policy to help former drug addicts and ex-convicts to get employed in the public sector. Its vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said this was because they had been given adequate skills training to help them cope and also earn a living after being released from the rehabilitation centre or prison.

Malaysia: LTE: War On Drugs Needs Greater Effort

Sun, 17 Jul 2011 07:00:00 GMT

The Star, 17 Jul 2011 - IT WAS reported recently that about three million volunteers from the National Anti-Drugs Agency and various agencies under the Home Ministry had been roped in to fight drug abuse in the country. Known as the Malaysia Squad Against Drug Abuse, the volunteers concerned would not only campaign against drug abuse but would also offer treatment to addicts and help them find employment.

Malaysia: Anti-Drugs Swoop Turns Ugly

Mon, 22 Jun 2009 07:00:00 GMT

The Star, 22 Jun 2009 - JASIN: A National Anti-Drugs Agency operation to screen suspected drug addicts in Kampung Serkam Pantai here early yesterday morning turned ugly when more than 100 villagers tried to stop youths from being picked up for urine tests. At 1am, about 20 officers accompanied by several Rela members swooped in on several youths loitering at a suspected drug haunt in the village.