Media Statement - CDDC vs VTC anti-drug policy

Media Statement by Dr. Lim Chee Han, Senior Analyst at the Penang Institute in KL on the 15th of December, 2016。

The Deputy Home Affairs Minister should respect and appreciate academic’s efforts intended to help formulate an effective anti-drug policy。

Deputy Home Affairs Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed’s belittling remarks1 on the recent work of distinguished medical academician, Universiti Malaya Dean of Medicine Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman was highly uncalled for. He was quoted saying that “we are willing to accept her recommendation (to close detention centres for drug users), maybe let her manage them if she is willing to do so”. Later on his Twitter account, Nur Jazlan labelled Dr Adeeba’s policy recommendations as ‘western methods’. Unfortunately, his remarks failed to address the issues raised by Dr Adeeba’s research in any substantial way.

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