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Massive drop in nation’s HIV rates

THE number of new infections drops by 34 per cent, making the country one of a handful in the Asia-Pacific that have made significant progress in ending the epidemic. MALAYSIA has been praised for its efforts to end the spread of HIV/AIDS, efforts that have borne positive results. Such is the suc...

11/09/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Mad about drugs

METHAMPHETAMINE, ecstasy (MDMA or Molly) and ketamine are commonly-abused synthetic drugs that lead to the prevalence of drug-induced mental problems. Statistics from the National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) showed there were 8,133 meth users in 2015, of which more than 1,000 were new. The figure...

27/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Helping schools combat drug issues

THE National AntiDrugs Agency (Nada) is ready to collaborate with schools which the police have identified as having drug-related issues, as part of efforts to combat drug abuse among the students. He said the agency was, at the moment, working with all secondary schools through a designated progra...

25/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

RM123m worth of drugs seized this year

KUALA LUMPUR: Police seized a whopping RM123.03 million worth of drugs in raids nationwide between January and August 17 this year. Announcing this today, Federal police Narcotics Department (Intelligence/Operation) deputy director Datuk Kang Chez Chiang broke down the seized drugs according to cat...

25/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Police conduct door-to-door drug test

Philippine police were knocking on doors in one of Manila’s poorest neighbourhoods on Wednesday to encourage people to take on-the-spot drug tests, a campaign condemned by rights groups as harassment that could endanger lives. Carrying drug testing kits, police officers accompanied by community o...

24/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

‘Smugglers aggressive in avoiding arrest’

KANGAR: Tailgating and getting their vehicles rammed by smugglers are some of the challenges faced by Perlis National Border Security Agency (Aksem) personnel while protecting the borders. The agency has suffered losses due to the damage caused by smugglers when they rammed the enforcement teams’...

23/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

14-year-old drug users and sellers

TANAH MERAH: The National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) has found that students as young as 14 are involved in drug abuse in Kelantan. Nada director-general Datuk Dr Abd Halim Mohd Hussin said the agency believed that drug abuse among students in Kelantan was a serious problem. “The recen...

21/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Church head urges to end drug killings

MANILA: The head of the Philippines' powerful Catholic Church called Sunday for an end to the "waste of human lives" following a brutal week in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war in which a 17-year-old boy was among dozens killed. Police raids dubbed "One Time Big Time" saw at least 76 peopl...

21/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Parents should offer help, not be indignant, over school hotspot list: MCPF

KUALA LUMPUR: Parents should not be alarmed if their child’s school has been identified by the Education Ministry as a “hotspot” for disciplinary and drug problems. Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) senior vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said that they should instead help the Committ...

19/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Kedah parents need to show tough love

At times, the love for a child can be well misplaced, particularly for youngsters who fall victim to drugs. In April, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed revealed that of the 29,583 students who screened for drugs between January and March, 825 tested positive. According to statisti...

17/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Nada raids drug dens; finds RMN, APM personnel getting high on meth

LUMUT: Two members of uniformed units were among 32 people detained by the National Anti-Drugs Agency (Nada) in Manjung and Pulau Pangkor during a two-day operation which ended yesterday. Perak Nada director, Khairul Anwar Ahmad, said a 32-year-old Civil Defence Force (APM) member in full uniform...

17/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

An end to manatory death penalty?

UNDER Malaysian law, capital punishment (the death penalty) is mandatory for the crime of murder, drug trafficking, kidnapping and several other offences. Since 1992, at least 651 convicted persons (Malaysians) have been given the death penalty, most of them for drug trafficking. According to th...

17/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Former anti-drug agency worker claims trial to soliciting, receiving RM3,000 bribe

KUALA LUMPUR: A former employee of the National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) yesterday claimed trial at the Sessions Court here to three charges of soliciting and receiving bribes totalling RM3,000 to settle the cases of two men, who had tested positive for drugs. Amzar Wahid, 29, was charged with two...

16/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

Death penalty may not be mandatory

KUALA LUMPUR: Drug traffickers could soon escape the mandatory death penalty under a proposed amendment to the Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act (1952). Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said the amendment could see judges being allowed to impose an...

08/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES

NGO, experts welcome move

The cabinet's move to seek an amendment to the Dangerous Drugs Act so that it would not be mandatory to sentence a drug trafficker to death received all-round approval yesterday. NGO and individulas alike welcome the move and many voiced their hope that it would lead to the abolition of the death p...

08/08/2017 | NEWS STRAITS TIMES/SUNDAY TIMES