Specialised training on drug issues for community leaders


MIRI: Inter-agency collaboration and training of community leaders is the way to curb drug-related problems.

Miri Resident Sherrina Hussaini said relevant agencies must synergise with one another to create a positive outcome.

“Miri National Anti-drugs Agency (AADK) should be broken into smaller committees to gain better focus.

“It is also necessary that community leaders in Miri be properly trained to handle drug-related issues in their respective communities through specialised workshops,” she said at the Miri Division Drug Eradication Action Council here.

Sherrina said drug traffickers were currently focusing on students in rural areas.

She expressed hope to see a positive outcome stemming from the new measures.

AADK Sarawak deputy director of prevention and publicity unit Winnie Lugit said the agency currently focused on awareness programmes for families, schools, workplace and the community.

“For secondary schools, we work together with school authorities to detect high-risk students while for workplace, urine tests are conducted when necessary,” said Lugit.

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