KUALA LUMPUR – Community rehabilitation programmes that can benefit former drug addicts throughout the country were among four main topics tabled and discussed during the National Social Council meeting today.
During the meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, the National Anti Drugs Agency (AADK) tabled a paper aimed at identifying and finding solutions that can be undertaken by the government, non governmental organisations and others to overcome social problems.
A statement from the Implementation Coordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister’s Department, the Federal Territories Ministry tabled a working paper on ways to enforce measures to combat social problems.
Felda tabled a working paper on social problems at Felda settlements and two pronged focus on community programmes to tackle social problems.
The Health Ministry meanwhile, tabled a working paper on a study carried out on the behaviour of youths and intervention methods that can be enforced by the authorities to combat social problems.
The three-hour meeting chaired by Muhyiddin at the Parliament building was also attended by several ministers, NGOs and senior officers from the civil service.
Among them were Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim, Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh, Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department Tan Sri Joseph Kurup, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom and Youth, Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and ICU director-general Tan Sri Shukry Mohd Salleh. – BERNAMA