PETALING JAYA: Setting apart RM300mil for 20 shipment screening machines and redefining drug addicts and users are among numerous measures agreed during an assembly on law enforcement on narcotics chaired through Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (p.C).
He said the measures on drug-associated offenses, along with amending positive relevant laws, have been made for the duration of the Law Enforcement Working Committee assembly.
The purpose of the committee, he introduced, become to study all prison subjects on drug-associated problems earlier than they had been added to the Cabinet Committee on Curbing Drugs, that’s chaired through the Prime Minister
“During the assembly, numerous measures have been decided on.
“Firstly, the Finance Ministry has allocated RM300mil to buy 20 shipment screening machines, that are in the system of acquisition.
“The Health Ministry is likewise inside the midst of amending legal guidelines on ketum-associated offenses, which can be predicted to be tabled in Parliament,” he said in an announcement here yesterday.
“Addiction-related offenses may be excluded from the Criminal Registration and Undesirable Person List,” he introduced.
The committee, he stated, also agreed to amend the Drug Addict Act (Treatment and Rehabilitation) 1983, which include redefining drug addicts and customers as well as revising the powers and jurisdiction of the National Anti-Drugs Agency director-general on the managing of personal drug rehabilitation centers and others.
“The proposal to create a drug addict inmates cluster in 14 prisons changed into additionally agreed upon.
“It will contain 19 settlement blocks that may accommodate 9,500 prisoners detained beneath Section 15(1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
“The assignment will fee RM285mil,” said Muhyiddin.
Other matters agreed upon had been the business enterprise’s pilot task in curbing drug dependancy and social ills in 12 areas, together with in Kedah, Selangor, Johor, Kelantan, and Kuala Lumpur.
Muhyiddin said the committee became tasked with formulating a drug abuse prevention campaign, to be spearheaded through the business enterprise in any respect levels, along with country governments.
“The launch of the national-level campaign may be finished by using the Prime Minister.
‘The authorities are taking the issue of drug abuse very severely and we realize the constraints faced with the aid of the organization in terms of facilities and absence of manpower,” he stated. I have seen so many lives wasted from the abuse of drugs that it breaks my heart to see so many young people use drugs. I have not only tried drugs I have seen so many people that I have known destroyed their lives because of drug addiction. I did not take the most dangerous drugs that were available when I was young. I took enough one time, after I left home, to leave me almost paralyzed for weeks so that I learned just how much drugs could take away from my life. I thought that doing drugs was cool so I was taking pills, and I never really knew what I was taking besides speed. I could have died or overdosed just because I never thought about what was in these pills that I was taking.
I have seen so much death and waste of life by people that I cared about. I still do not know to this day what damage I did taking drugs. I have watched so many friends and their kids come completely dependent on the drug is known as crack. So many young people think that taking drugs is cool. I am here to tell young people that the use of any drug just takes away not only your independence but as time goes on the need for drugs increases. Addiction is the most costly part of taking any drug that should not be taken.