Harm reduction the way to go

LET’S be frank: Malaysia’s war on drugs is not working. The numbers are telling.

In 2010, there were reportedly 23,642 people who were dependent on drugs in Malaysia. By 2016, this had risen to 30,844. By 2017, a total of 163,931 drug-related arrests were made, clogging up our ­prisons.

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