JOHOR BAHRU – The Home Ministry (KDN) has proposed all state governments stepped up messages against drug abuse in Friday sermons.
Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the ministry viewed seriously the problem of drug abuse among young people especially Malay youths.
“I have asked if it was possible to insert elements against drug abuse in Friday sermons so that they could be digested by the congregation and that we should be wary of the scourge.
“The matter is under the State Religious Islamic Department, so I am requesting all state governments to assist in implementing it,” he told reporters after a handing-over ceremony of Kampung Sungai Danga Mosque here today.
Nur Jazlan, who is the Malaysian Drug Prevention Association (PEMADAM) president, said the ministry did not want the drug problem which was the number one enemy of the country to become rife as it was destroying the youths.
He said drug abuse among youths could lead to tragedies such as the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah Tahfiz fire in Kuala Lumpur, last month.
Meanwhile, commenting on talks that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman was eyeing the Pulai parliamentary seat in the 14th General Election, Nur Jazlan said all voters in the constituency had to make a wise decision to choose their representative.
Nur Jazlan, who is a three-term Pulai MP, said Syed Saddiq was seen as not having his own capability to serve the people and had to depend on big names such as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to garner support.
“He has no machinery, how are the people going support him if he has no means to help the people. As for me , I have a long track record of services and facilities in assisting the people,” he said. – BERNAMA