Sabah committed to weed out drug abuse, says Hajiji

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will work closely with the Home Ministry to combat drug abuse in the state, says Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

"I personally take note of the public awareness programmes involving drug abuse among the youth," the Chief Minister said during a National Anti-Drugs Agency programme held in conjunction with the state-level Anti-Drugs Day event in Tawau’s east coast district on Sunday (May 12).

His speech was delivered by Deputy Chief Minister III Datuk Shahelmey Yahya.

Hajiji said that the state government was serious about human capital development.

"The youth are an important human capital that will lead the state in the future.

"That is why it is crucial to ensure our young people grow with integrity, in addition to being competent, innovative and resilient," he said.

The Chief Minister said several initiatives have been outlined in the Young Pioneer Programme under the Sabah Youth Council to ensure the younger generation would avoid drug abuse and other social ills.

Hajiji said these initiatives were also meant to help them develop their talents and realise their true potential.

Earlier, a groundbreaking ceremony for a drug rehabilitation centre project was held at Mile 36 Tawau.

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