Concert to help youths stay away from drugs


Stay away from drug: Wong (seated second left) with Sabarudin on his left and members of the organising committee for the concert.

SIBU: Want to know how to stay free from drugs?

The University College of Technology Sarawak will jointly organise a one-night anti-drug performance with United Chinese Association, Sibu; Association of Churches Sarawak, Sibu; and Sibu Municipal Council a concert to help youths to avoid drugs.

The university’s deputy vice-chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr Sabarudin Mohd, told at a press conference yesterday that through this concert, to be held at 7pm on April 11 at Kingwood Hotel, youths would learn know how to remain drug-free.

The concert would see the performance of Charis Youth from Kuala Lumpur where their songs and dances will teach and inspire youths on how to stay away from the unhealthy habit.

“We hope through this programme that we can create an awareness among youths on how to avoid drugs. We are targeting 3,500 youths to attend the concert,” he said.

Dr Sabarudin said the university ambassadors, a brother-sister recording artists – Nick and Stella Chung, would perform and help the youths to declare that they would abstain from drugs by signing a pledge.

He said the Charis Youth team would also be going to Kuching, Bintulu and Miri for similar performances.

“This collective effort is a new beginning for youths throughout the state to keep themselves away from unhealthy activities including drugs,” he said.

SMC deputy chairman Datuk Andrew Wong, meanwhile, described the event as an important one which should be organised yearly.

“This is a good event as nowadays there is not enough coverage on drug problems. It is either that people do not want to talk about it or that the problem is too common already to be talked about,” Wong warned.

“This should not be the case as the scourge of drugs can destroy youths.”

Pastor Ting Leh Na concurred with Wong. She said the event would certainly create an impact on the danger of drugs.


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