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Tuesday June 17, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Tuesday June 17, 2014 MYT 7:54:04 AM
by desiree tresa gasper
JOHOR BARU: Five civil servants have tested positive in random drug tests conducted on 274 government employees here since the beginning of the year.
“For the five civil servants who tested positive, we leave it to their respective departments to take action internally.
“Their names, designation and departments will not be disclosed but they will have to go through a rehabilitation programme,” Johor Health and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat told reporters after an awards presentation at the National Anti-Drug Agency here yesterday.
“Civil servants should set a good example to society and this is our way of curbing drug abuse,” he said.
He said the results were worrying considering the tests were conducted among a small number of government servants.
Ayub said the number of those tested positive could be more as the state government plans to make it compulsory for all civil servants to undergo drug tests from next year.
He said the exercise was not meant to punish drug abusers and was more about helping them deal with the problem.
“There is a spike in the distribution of synthetic drugs among the locals,” he said.
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