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Ministry of Education to allow NGOs to conduct drug campaigns in schools | Malaysia



Education Minister Maszlee Malik talks to journalists in parliament in Kuala Lumpur on November 2, 2018. - Picture of Mukhriz Hazim
Education Minister Maszlee Malik talks to journalists in parliament in Kuala Lumpur on November 2, 2018. – Picture of Mukhriz Hazim

JOHOR BAHRU, November 17 – The Ministry of Education allows NGOs to conduct more frequent drug-campaign campaigns in schools to combat drug abuse among students.

Minister Maszlee Malik also urged the private sector and political parties to carry out such campaigns.

"Drug abuse among students can not be taken easily, which is why I support all efforts to combat drug abuse," he told a press conference after launching the Nong Chik Community Center today.

Maszlee said that the private sector and political parties could also help in the efforts by giving contributions and participating in anti-drug activities.

"Ideologies aside, all parties should be more involved in helping society, especially the young generation because it's about their future," he said.

He added that schools should also be given adequate knowledge to address drug abuse, including how to conduct urine tests on students and give greater emphasis to the education system so that students can stay away from drugs. – Bernama


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