In its fight against the evils of drugs abuse, PEMADAM (Persatuan Mencegah Dadah Malaysia) Perak has drawn up a five-year strategic plan (2015-2020).
The plan was officially launched by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Kadir at the Banquet Hall of the State Secretariat, Ipoh recently.
Present at the launch were Datuk Johari Baharom, President of PEMADAM Malaysia and Dato’ Samsuddin Abu Hassan, President of PEMADAM Perak.
Zambry once again reiterated that the drug menace should be taken seriously and handled with care.
Besides village heads, it is the duty and responsibility of everyone within the community, parents and neighbours notwithstanding, to play an active role in assisting the anti-drug agencies in combating the scourge.
“Drug abuse cannot be eliminated without the cooperation of all parties, including agencies such as the Police and the Customs as well as non-governmental organisations,” he said.
The implementation of the five-year strategic action plan, said Zambry, was at the right time as the state government had just declared an all-out war against drug abuse and use.