By: Amir Zahien Amran
SELAMA, 12 August 2022 – In Malaysia, drug usage and criminal activity are becoming more and more concerning, particularly among the nation’s youth, who serve as its economic backbone.
Nevertheless, the National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) in collaboration with its smart partner, the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) took the initiative to reach out to the FELDA community by organizing a ‘Crime and Drug Free Community. Whose Responsibility?’ Forum which was held at Sultan Idris II National School, FELDA Ijok Selama, Perak.
The forum strives to inform and develop a sense of responsibility and proactive acts in the community in order to reduce drug misuse and criminal activity. It also provides early preventative methods.
The panellists also stressed a number of prevention strategies, such as internal control and family control, which are crucial in preventing the root causes of being involved in drug addiction activities.
The Chief Assistant Director (Prevention) of NADA, Tuan Mahadzir Elias, the Deputy Chief of Police for Selama District, DSP Shamsur Amri Abu Bakar, who served as a penal expert, and Jackson Vincent Tambang, a representative of the NADA Anti-Drugs Squad all contributed to the success of the forum.
The Crime and Drug Free Community programme, which is an initiative of NADA to ensure that the region is free from drug abuse activities, also includes adoption sessions.
Also present was MCPF Senior Vice Chairman, Dato’ Sri Ayub Yaakub; NADA Deputy Director General (Operations), Dato’ Dr. Muhamad Sade Mohamad Amin; NADA Prevention Division Director, Zainudin Abdullah.