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Published: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:27:00 -0700

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Singapore: Editorial: Soft Drug Policies A Risky Addiction

Mon, 02 May 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Straits Times, 02 May 2016 - The long war on drugs is taking its toll elsewhere, it seems, with some countries pushing for a less hardline approach. What the new approach, euphemistically named "harm reduction", embodies in reality is that the war is already half lost. It assumes that since a world free of drugs is plausibly impossible, policies should be tailored to minimise the harm associated with their use. The approach includes the provision of clean needles for drug abusers and supervised injection sites.



Singapore: Singapore Will Not Soften Stand on Drugs: Shanmugam

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Straits Times, 22 Apr 2016 - Review Needed Only If There Is Evidence That a Different Model Will Work Better, He Says at UN Singapore will not soften its drug policies, Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam has said at a United Nations meeting, pushing back against calls for a shift in approach to the global war on drugs.



Singapore: Singapore Blasts Softer Drugs Stance

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Apr 2016 - Singapore has blasted widespread calls to make the worldwide fight against illicit drugs less punitive, using a major meeting at the UN to argue that a "soft approach" would cause a flood of narcotics to the island state. "We believe that drugs will destroy our society," said Singapore Home Affairs Minister Kasiviswanathan Shanmugam.



Singapore: Editorial: Drug Problem 'Not Just a Public Health

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Straits Times, 16 Mar 2016 - Singapore's uncompromising stance against drugs is the reason it has stayed relatively drug-free, with arrested drug abusers comprising less than 0.1 per cent of the country's population. Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Lee said this on Monday at a meeting of international delegates, at the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna, Austria.



Singapore: Editorial: Guard Against Lure Of Insidious

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Straits Times, 24 Feb 2016 - Some countries are legalising the use of certain pernicious drugs, like cannabis, but Singapore cannot afford to contemplate that prospect. Not after having struggled with drug abuse since its founding. Indeed, it was a distribution centre for opium during colonial times. By the time its British rulers awoke to the need for anti-drug laws, addiction had worked its way through society, leading to various forms of experimentation, even among schoolchildren. That prompted the setting up of the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) in 1971. Over four decades later, the agency is still waging war against the scourge.



Singapore: Be Firm In War On Drugs, Asean Told

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Straits Times, 25 Aug 2015 - Asean countries must continue to take a hard stance against drugs, even as societies in Europe, South America and the United States take a more liberal approach, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday . "They have begun decriminalising or even legalising drug consumption and have framed the fight against drugs as a 'failed war'," he told more than 100 delegates at the opening of the 36th Asean Senior Officials' Meeting on Drug Matters.



Singapore: OPED: Singapore Must Resist Pro-Drug Lobby

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Straits Times, 16 Jul 2014 - IN SINGAPORE, the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) marked World Drug Day on June 26 by reminding our children of the dangers of drugs. Alongside our anti-drug laws, enforcement officers and rehabilitative agencies, NCADA aims to build strong social resistance against drug abuse. Like other anti-drug policymakers and community leaders across the globe, I am alarmed at the recent momentum of the pro-drug lobby.



Thailand: 90-Day War On Drugs

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 08:00:00 GMT

Straits Times, 05 Nov 2008 - BANGKOK - THAILAND'S premier vowed on Thursday to step up an anti-narcotics campaign, and defended ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra against accusations that his drugs war was mired in extra-judicial killings. Mr Somchai Wongsawat said he was launching a 90 day campaign aimed at reducing drug use and trafficking in an extension of a crackdown initially started by his brother-in-law



Singapore: Drug Culture Defies The Death Sentence

Tue, 11 Dec 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Shanghai Daily, 11 Dec 2007 - IT is Friday night. Ling, a bank analyst in Armani heels, pops a blue pill into her mouth and dances to the thumping beat. Later she heads to a house party with her friends where they snort cocaine off tabletops.