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DPM: All schools need crime prevention clubs

JOHOR BARU: All schools nationwide need to have crime prevention clubs to help instil discipline and curb gangsterism and drug related problems among pupils.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that currently 58% of the 58,000 inmates in prisons nationwide were serving time for drug related offences.

“I hope that with crime prevention clubs, we will be able to reach out to children at the preschool, primary and secondary school levels,” he said during the national-level Teachers Day celebrations here Tuesday.

Dr Ahmad Zahid, who is also the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) chairman, said that he has asked the state MCPFs to help with the setting up of such clubs nationwide.