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Outreach worker turns personal tragedy into motivation to help others

GEORGE TOWN: The death of his brother from a drug overdose was the wake-up call for Othman Abdul Rahim, 52, to begin the process to turn his life around. Sharing his story at a forum on drug abuse, HIV and AIDS today, the outreach worker said he had been abusing drugs for the past 15 years. He...

17/12/2015 | THE SUN

Ganja flavored vape liquids seized

KUALA LUMPUR: Two married couples are among seven locals nabbed in raids conducted by the Special Tactical Intelligence Narcotic Group (STING) on Monday. Federal police Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said some 214 bottles of...

10/12/2015 | THE SUN

Mongolian woman escapes the gallows

SHAH ALAM: A Mongolian woman was acquitted and discharged by the High Court here today on two counts of drug trafficking, involving 27.5kg of heroin and 3kg of monoacetylmorphines two years ago. Judge Datuk Abdul Halim Aman ordered Bayanjargal Khaliun to be freed after finding that the defence ha...

01/12/2015 | THE SUN

Drugs on wheels

KUALA LUMPUR: Police nabbed two foreigners and seized RM2 million worth of syabu hidden inside 10 Segways (a two-wheeled, self-balancing, battery-powered electric vehicle) in Kajang on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, Bukit Aman Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Mo...

26/11/2015 | THE SUN

Move to abolish mandatory death penalty

KUALA LUMPUR: An amendment to abolish the mandatory death penalty for drug offences to give judges the discretion on sentencing will be tabled in March next year. Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy Shukri (pix), who is in charge of legal affairs, said although the review on mandato...

17/11/2015 | THE SUN

PM: Crucial to protect children from drugs

PUTRAJAYA: It is crucial for Malaysia to protect its children from the threat of drugs and substance abuse, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak today. He said it was also vital for the nation to uphold and defend the United Nations Children's Right Convention since Malaysia has a ver...

16/11/2015 | THE SUN

Zahid Hamidi: Policies to tackle drugs need to be reviewed regularly

LANGKAWI: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi has urged policies to combat drugs be reviewed regularly to ensure their effectiveness. He said there must be a consideration of current and anticipated challenges posed by illicit drugs and learn from past mistakes to move forward. "The...

29/10/2015 | THE SUN

Penang a drug processing hub, says Nur Jazlan

KUALA LUMPUR: Penang is favoured by international drug trafficking syndicates as a drug processing hub for markets in the region, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed (pix). He said this was based on the increasing value of seizures, the number of arrests and raids made by the autho...

20/10/2015 | THE SUN

Ministry tackles drug abuse among students

PETALING JAYA: The Education Ministry has initiated proactive measures to curb drug abuse among school children, said Education Ministry Director General Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof yesterday. "The ministry is cooperating with other agencies including the National Anti-drug Agency (AADK), t...

18/08/2015 | THE SUN

Customs officers seized RM2m worth of drugs at KLIA

SEPANG: Customs officers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport foiled three attempts to smuggle in a total of 10.53kg of drugs, estimated to worth about RM2 million, last week. KLIA customs director Datuk Chik Omar Chik Lim said the first confiscation was made when they found 0.47kg of methamphet...

24/07/2015 | THE SUN

Alarming rise in drug abuse among youths an alarming trend

PETALING JAYA: Drug abuse among the younger generation in Malaysia is becoming a grave concern with even children as young as seven years old are hooked on it. The National Anti-Drug Agency Malaysia (AADK) prevention director, Abdul Rahman Hamid said the alarming upward trend recorded every ye...

05/04/2015 | THE SUN

Amendments to dangerous drugs act to list ketum leaves

KUALA LUMPUR: The bill on Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (Amendment) 2014 was presented for second reading in the Dewan Rakyat today, among others, to provide a new definition for ketum leaves and listed it as a dangerous drug. The proposed amendment also includes restrictions of importation, exportati...

01/04/2015 | THE SUN

Former drug user helps others as outreach worker

Having been a drug user for two decades, Yatie Jonet knows too well what a struggle life can be. With that in mind she is now helping others in her capasity as an outreach worker with AIDS Action and Research Group (AARG). She serves under the Needle Syringe Exchange Programme (NSEP) and is based...

06/03/2015 | THE SUN

Mexico captures Zetas cartel leader

MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities captured Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the feared gang and giving the embattled government a second major arrest in a week. The suspect, known as “Z-42,” was detained without a shot being fired by federal police and soldiers i...

05/03/2015 | THE SUN

Penang police nab 47 for alleged drug offences in New Year operation

GEORGE TOWN: Police have detained 47 people for alleged involvement in drugs related offences at Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi beaches during an operation on New Year Eve. The operation codenamed `Ops Khas Nako` was carried out from 2am to 7am next day. Northeast district police chief ACP Mior...

01/01/2015 | THE SUN