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News Straits Times ( 15 May 1998 )


IPOH,Thurs.-The National Anti-Drug agency with the co-operation of the Ministry of education is planning to draw up a curriculum on prevention of dadah addiction in schools and institutes of higher learning. Deputy Home Minister Datuk Tajol Rosli Ghazali said the proposed curriculum would include a comprehensive programme on the prevention on dadah addiction which will cater for students from pre-school to universities and other institutions of higher learning."By introducing such a curriculum,the government hopes students will acquire self resilience factors and will not get involved in dadah activities or other social ills,"he added. It has been noted that the dadah addicts usually pick up their habits during their school days. Tajol said after the closing ceremony of a colloquium on Self Resilience Development for 195 Form Two students from Kedah,Perak,Penang,Selangor and Kelantan at Kem Gua Permai at the 23rd Royal Malay Regiment here today. Tajol said 346 students nationwide were detected to be dadah addicts based on their urine tests. He urged all schools in the country to give priority to the drawing up of comprehensive educational programmes on the prevention of dadah addiction.