Monday, 25 August 2014

Case of school boys nabbed with drugs saddens Abdul Karim

August 25, 2014

KUCHING: Assistant Minister of Youth Development, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah is dismayed with the incident where eight school boys in Sibu were caught with ‘ganja’ in a school bag.

He said the incident showed drug usage in the state had crept into schools.

“I’m sad to hear the latest case of the eight school boys caught with drugs which reflects the state of drug usage in the state and it may not be an isolated case,” Abdul Karim said in a texted message recently.

He hoped this was not just the tip of the iceberg.

He was commenting on a case at a secondary school in Sibu, where six Form 3 students and two Form 4 students were found inside a toilet – one of them with ganja in a school bag.

The report said the case was confirmed by Sibu deputy police chief Supt Martin Koo.

Abdul Karim hoped Education Department, police, Anti-Drug Agency and related agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the community would continue the fight against drugs.
“Our effort to fight drugs should be steadfast with more awareness programmes held,” he said.

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