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Civil Servant AMong 11 Held In Pendang Anti Drug Swoop

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PENDANG – A civil servant was among 11 suspected drug addicts detained in ‘Ops Sarang’ at a palm oil plantation in Kampung Kilang Kechil, Mukim Air Puteh here, yesterday. District Police chief DSP Fadzil Hashim said the 29-year-old man, with 10 others were nabbed during a raid by a team from the District Police Narcotics…

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Youth, His Sisters Among 10 Nabbed Over Drug Abuse

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ALOR SETAR – A youth and his two younger sisters were among 10 people detained by the Kedah branch of the National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) for suspected drug abuse during an operation conducted around Padang Terap, since yesterday. Padang Terap district NADA chief officer, Zainal Abidin Ismail said the three siblings aged 23, 19 and…

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Building Resilient Youth Crucial In War Against Drug Abuse

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KUALA LUMPUR – A holistic deterrent approach that includes character building elements is needed to address the drug abuse scourge in society and build a drug-free, resilient generation. Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris’ Psychology and Counselling Department senior lecturer Associate Professor Dr Muzafar Shah Mohd Razali said an effective drug abuse prevention strategy was not merely…

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Granny Wants Custody Of Abused Boy

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ALOR SETAR – A grandmother, 53, wants to claim custody of her three-year-old grandson who was allegedly forced to smoke syabu in a car in Sungai Petani. “I promise I’ll look after him until the day I die. “He used to be a happy boy, living in our modest home in the estate. “I don’t…

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Indonesian President Refreshes War Against Drug Abuse

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JAKARTA – Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday declared a big war against drug as the country has been on emergency against the danger of drug abuses, reports China’s Xinhua news agency. President Widodo revealed that over 15,000 Indonesian citizens were killed by drug annually. “…once again, we must declare a big war against narcotic,”…

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When Drugs Run In The Family

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For a teenager in Kuala Kedah, Kedah, getting hooked on drugs was easy as it runs in the family, reported Berita Harian Ahad. The 14-year-old boy from a fishing village admitted that addiction among those living there was high. “My own family introduced me to drugs. My older and younger siblings are addicts. “If we…

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Singapore Court Jails Malaysian Actor 8 Months Over Drugs

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SINGAPORE: A court today handed down an eight-month jail sentence on Malaysian actor Tony Eusoff after he pleaded guilty to possession of drugs. Tony, 38, whose real name is Anthony Joseph anak Hermas Rajiman, was charged in court on March 31 for possession of Class A controlled drugs. The Sarawak-born actor was accused of having…

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‘Holistic Study Needed To Identify Reasons For Prevalence Of Drug Abuse’

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KUALA LUMPUR: The government must carry out a more detailed and holistic study to find out why the drug menace is still prevalent in this country despite the various measures taken all these years to check the problem, said National Parent-Teacher Association Chairman Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Ali Hassan. He said the time has come…

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