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'Drug addiction number one social scourge in Malaysia'
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) vice-chairman, Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye lamented that drug addiction has been the number one social scourge in Malaysia for the past three decades.
In a statement here today, he said the situation caused big problems for the country and the majority of drug addicts appeared to be between 19 and 39 years old.
"It's critical to come up with a more effective strategy towards making Malaysia a drug free nation by 2015.
"The responsibility for battling drugs rests on continuous efforts involving families and society," he emphasised.
He said all organisations, associations and communities needed to work with the government in fighting this threat in order to save the younger generations.
Lee further advised all parents to be aware of the problem and participate in anti-drug activities.
He also urged them to come forward to seek help from authorities if their children were involved in drug abuse. --BERNAMA