Nur Jazlan: Use sermons to help in war against drugs


The fire at Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz in Kuala Lumpur claimed the lives of 23 people. — filepic

JOHOR BARU: The Home Ministry wants all state governments to frequently use Friday sermons at mosques to create awareness on the dangers of drug abuse among youths.

Its deputy minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed said mosques could help in the war against drugs and other social ills that plague society.

“We want to use all the channels available to create awareness, especially among youths, that drugs are dangerous and will destroy their lives.

“We are looking at using Friday sermons to educate Muslims on the dangers of being under the influence of drugs,” he said.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed and Immigration Department director Datuk Mustafar Ali at the press conference after presenting the Immigration Excellent Service Award.
Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed

Nur Jazlan, who is also Malaysian Drug Prevention Association (Pemadam) chairman, said this after officiating the new Masjid Kampung Sungai Danga here.

He said Pemadam used universities and schools nationwide to spread awareness on the dangers of drug abuse and was looking at other community centres such as mosques to spread the message.

Nur Jazlan said as religious affairs were under the purview of state governments, the ministry hoped they would take action to highlight the drug menace during Friday prayers.

“In fact, in the recent fire that claimed the lives of 23 individuals at a tahfiz school in Datuk Keramat in Kuala Lumpur, the suspects tested positive for drugs.

In an unrelated matter, Nur Jazlan, who is also Pulai MP, said he welcomed Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi) Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman to contest in his constituency in the upcoming general election.

“If he thinks popularity will win him votes, then he is wrong as I have been a three-term MP in Pulai and have a proven track record in serving my constituents.

“I do not think any Pribumi or Pakatan Harapan candidate can contribute as much as I have here,” he said.

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