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Chinese national sentenced to death

JOHOR BARU: A Chinese national, Luo Dan, was sentenced to the gallows by the High Court after she was found guilty of trafficking in more than 4kg of methamphetamine into the country via Senai International Airport three years ago.

22/12/2017 | THE STAR

Nip the glue-sniffing problem in the bud

THE case of teacher Azizan Manap who was accused of causing hurt to an 11-year-old pupil he allegedly caught for sniffing glue is one of the tell-tale signs that the problem of drug addiction among schoolchildren is escalating at an alarming rate. According to recent statistics on drug abuse in...

22/12/2017 | THE STAR

Health approach to drug use

IN a statement made to the press recently, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that Malaysia had lost its war on drugs. This was in response to the media’s request for comments on the “decriminalisation” of drugs. I believe the journalist had inadvertently used the term...

22/12/2017 | THE STAR

Indian cops seizw 50kg drugs bound for Malaysia

NEW DELHI: Indian police thwarted an attempt by a man to smuggle about 50kg of drugs into Malaysia from Chennai when they seized a consignment hidden in a cargo container. Authorities have also launched a hunt for the fugitive, an official of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), India'...

21/12/2017 | THE STAR

Treat it as a health problem

Legislation was enacted and anti-drug enforcement and police powers strengthened. Traffickers were sentenced to death by hanging and thousands of drug users were detained and incarcerated for rehabilitation. Since 2006, the National Anti-Drug Agency through its Cure and Care clinics and service c...

21/12/2017 | THE STAR

Malaysian among three nabbed in Bali for having drugs

DENPASAR: A Malaysian is among three foreigners arrested in Bali for drug-related offences. The three men, including an Australian and an American, were arrested in separate cases. Dressed in orange prison garb and with their faces concealed by balaclavas, they were paraded at a briefing for the med...

20/12/2017 | THE STAR

DPM: No legalising of dangerous drugs

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will not heed any international resolution from any organisation, including the United Nations, that seeks to legalise the possession of drugs for personal use, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. “The Malaysian Government will not compromise on our dr...

18/12/2017 | THE STAR

Debunking myths: You’re an addict, you’re weak

PETALING JAYA: Universiti Malaya’s Centre for Addiction Sciences director Dr Rusdi Abd Rashid (pic) debunks the myth: Addiction means you are weak, and have no self-control. In your experience as a consultant psychiatrist, what are the addictions that you have come across? Dr Rusdi: Addiction...

15/12/2017 | THE STAR

Veteran Golden Triangle drug runner gets life

Bangkok: A Thai court sentenced a notorious 76-year-old drug trafficker to life in prison after he was allegedly caught trying to sell 20kg of crystal meth in the Golden Triangle drug-producing region. Laota Seanlee – a former anti-Communist guerilla turned drug runner who famously opened an eponymo...

14/12/2017 | THE STAR

KL copss record rise in unarmed robberies and snatch thefts

Kuala Lumpur : Despite an overall decrease in crime in the city, robbery without weapons and snatch thefts increased this year 370 cases. City police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Lazim said overall crime decreased by mote than 25% (11, 815 cases recorded this year compared with 15, 785 last year. Meanwhi...

05/12/2017 | THE STAR

Life in jail for traffickers mulled

A PROPOSAL to abolish the mandatory death sentence in sentencing drug traffickers was tabled in the Dewan Rakyat. These amendments to the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (Act 234) seek to revert to the original law prior to 1983, which allowed the Court to impose life imprisonment with whipping or deat...

24/11/2017 | THE STAR

Drugs and gangs the main concern in Selangor schools

SHAH ALAM: Drugs and gangs remain the top disciplinary concern in schools for police and the state Education Department, with 50 cases recorded in the first 10 months of this year. Most of the arrested students were aged 16 to 17, but one of them was as young as 13, said Selangor police chief Com...

23/11/2017 | THE STAR

Drug policy drafted to match TN50 plan

The Home Ministry has drafted a strategic plan to implement the National Drug Policy to match its aspirations under the National Transformation 50 (TN50) plan. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Masir Kujat said the national drug policy has five major thrusts, which are prevention, treatment and rehabili...

23/11/2017 | THE STAR

Husam’s son denies having drug in house

KOTA BARU: Datuk Husam Musa's son Ahmad Syafi pleaded not guilty to a charge of possessing 20g of methamphetamine. Ahmad Syafi was accused of being in possession of 20g of methamphetamine at house in Kampung Jelutong on Nov, 18.

23/11/2017 | THE STAR

Four drug dealers nabbed

Kuala Lumpur - Three men and an Indonesian woman who are believed to be drug dealers were arrested during separated raids in the city. They were arrested with drugs including Erimin 5 pills, ketamine, ecstasy pills, ganja, methamphetamine an liquid believed to be drugs that were stored in ice lemon...

22/11/2017 | THE STAR