Drug addict single mum turning her life around

A SINGLE mother of six has vowed to overcome her drug addiction after her parents died last year due to Covid-19.

Mak Jah, 38, told Harian Metro she started taking drugs at the age of 19 with her friends.

Since then, she has not been able to live a normal life because of her addiction. Her younger sister was also a drug addict.

However, after their parents died, the two women sought help from the Narcotic Addiction Rehabilitation Centre (Puspen) in Dengkil, Selangor.

“Before she died, our mother pleaded with my sister and I to stop taking drugs. This prompted us to change our ways and seek treatment.”

She said this Hari Raya would be the first time that she was marking the festive season without her children as she would be at the rehab centre.

> Five international students, including three teenage American girls, were taught how to cook Kedah rice porridge as part of a student exchange programme.

American student Katherine Higgins, 16, told Sinar Harian that she had an unforgettable time.

“It was the first time my friends and I learnt to cook in an open-air environment,” she said.

Josephina William, 16, said she was thrilled to help in preparing the ingredients.

Their friend, Avo Perko, 16, said she was grateful to have had the chance to pick up a new skill.

● The above article is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this ' >'sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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