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August 12, 2018 12:46 PM Students nabbed in truancy sweep tested positive for drugs

KUALA NERUS: Five out of 14 students who were picked up for truancy in an integrated operation in Kampung Baru, Seberang Takir yesterday tested positive for drugs. Kuala Nerus Drug Rehabilitation Committee chairman Md Azmi A. Aziz said urine tests conducted by the National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) showed that the students, aged between 13 and 17, were positive 32

August 9, 2018 12:09 PM Hardcore drug addict jailed five years

PETALING JAYA: A drug addict with previous admissions and convictions for the offence was sentenced to five years jail by the sessions court here today for his addiction. Judge Datin Fadzlin Suraya Mohd Suah handed down the sentence on Chang Huey Shian, 52, after he pleaded guilty to self-administration of morphine. Chang, an unemployed, was ordered 28

July 11, 2018 12:28 AM Toys as agent spreading HFMD between children: Chong

KUALA LUMPUR: Children’s toys have been identified as one of the causes for the spread of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the country. Health Ministry Disease Control Division director Datuk Dr Chong Chee Keong said toys which children hold and play with can transmit the virus to others. “Mothers and kindergarten management must clean the toys, toilets 29

April 15, 2018 6:51 AM Family institutions must play role in drug addicts' rehabilitation: Tengku Abdullah

KUANTAN: Family institutions are encouraged to play a role in supporting the rehabilitation of their family members who have drug addiction problems by joining them for rehabilitation programmes. Regent of Pahang, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said it was to provide moral support to drug addicts to get out of their addition. "I hope families are also involved 22

March 31, 2018 2:18 AM ‘The Tommyknockers’: James Wan to direct Stephen King adaptation

Sarawak-born Wan’s big break was directing 2004 survival horror ‘Saw’ from his own script. — AFP picLOS ANGELES, March 31 — Another Stephen King adaptation is in the works, this time for his sci-fi horror novel The Tommyknockers, which will be helmed by James Wan, the director of The Conjuring and Aquaman. Having built his reputation upon various successful 65

March 30, 2018 4:25 AM Margaret Cho is bringing her ‘Fresh Off the Bloat’ tour to KL

‘Rolling Stone’ magazine named Cho one of the 50 Best Stand-Up Comedians of All Time. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, March 30 — American stand-up comedian, Margaret Cho, has set Malaysia as one of her destinations on her Fresh Off the Bloat tour on May 11 at the HGH Convention Centre. Named as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 50 Best Stand-Up Comedians of All Time, tickets 62

January 20, 2018 7:09 AM 40% drop in crime rate if drug-related problems can be resolved: MCPF

SUBANG JAYA: Malaysia can reduce its crime rate by as much as 40% if issues related to drug-related problems can be resolved, Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) said. MCPF vice-chairman Datuk Seri Ayub Yaakob said drug-related issues did not only involve addiction as it is also linked to other forms of criminal behaviour. He added the police 13

December 29, 2017 7:53 AM Woman who swallowed over 1kg of cocaine held at Phuket airport

BANGKOK: A 27-year-old woman from the Ivory Coast has been arrested on the Thai island of Phuket after an airport X-ray found more than one kilogramme of cocaine in her stomach wrapped in scores of small packets. The woman was stopped by officials late Wednesday night at Phuket's international airport after landing on a flight from Doha. An X-ray revealed 26

December 19, 2017 2:13 PM K-pop star Jonghyun joins the ill-fated ‘27 Club’

British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London in this February 20, 2008 file photo. — Reuters picPARIS, Dec 19 — With his suicide, Kim Jonghyun, lead singer of South Korean boyband SHINee, joins an ill-fated group of famous rock stars who passed away at 27 — the so-called “27 Club”. He was found yesterday in a hotel 68

December 18, 2017 12:25 PM Police laud move to keep drugs illegal

KUALA LUMPUR: The police backed the government and called its firm stance of keeping recreational drugs illegal a wise move. Federal police Narcotics Crimes Investigations Department (NCID) director Commissioner Datuk Seri Mohmad Salleh said today that any suggestion of legalising the use of certain illegal narcotics should be shot down as it was detrimental 22