Nada needs volunteers to wipe out drug addiction

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  • Monday, 05 Oct 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Anti-Drug Agency (Nada) is targetting 93,000 people for its Rakan Anti-Dadah (Rada) programme to be the eyes and ears in efforts to handle the drug-addiction programme.

“They will be role models,” Nada deputy director-general (operations) Prof Dr Mahmood Nazar Mohamed said.

“We are targetting 1,000 volunteers in each district. Till now, 11,976 people have registered,” he told he told reporters after closing the 2009 national-level Rada seminar here yesterday. Another 46,500 applications are being processed.

Rada, which was launched last year, was meant to educate the community, especially the young, to understand the dangers of drug abuse and to stay away from the habit, Dr Mahmood Nazar said.

Those interested in being Rada members can download the application forms via

Volunteer Siti Nuratikah Edros, 28, said she felt that it was her responsibility to help eradicate drug addiction. “Furthermore, the number of youths being involved in drug abuse was increasing,” she said. Siti Nuratikah, a Rada member from Pontian, Johor, said her participation was at her own initiative. She said she would urge more of her friends, especially non-bumiputras, to participate as part of efforts to promote the 1Malaysia concept. — Bernama

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