Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA) secretary Liew Swee Lee says most Malaysians are still unaware of the need to have a comprehensive medical insurance plan, including critical illness protection, to ensure those diagnosed with cancer are able to get the best treatment possible.
Addiction therapist Chris Sekar agrees that Malaysia should decriminalise personal drug use, but says the minimum amount that constitutes personal use should be set at 20g.
Popping pills and smoking marijuana since the age of 14, Chris Sekar has been clean for 41 years. He shares how he overcame drug addiction, and hopes his soon-to-be-launched book will help others.
Malaysia recently announced the abolition of the mandatory death penalty. Reviewing drug-related laws was a natural progression, including pushing for the move to decriminalise drug use in small quantities. This is to reduce the number of drug dependents in the country.
Senior consultant paediatrician Datuk Dr Amar Singh HSS says the lack of safe spaces has led to more poor children turning to drugs in Malaysia.
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) lecturer Assoc Prof Datuk Dr P. Sundramoorthy hopes the Public Service Department will hear Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Bador out and increase the number of narcotics personnel to fight the lucrative drug trade in the country.
Kau Git Kaur, who won Malaysia’s first artistic gymnastics gold medal at the 1991 SEA Games, has been suspended as deputy president of Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) following his arrest during a drug party over the weekend.
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