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A strong instrument to address social ills

THE National Social Policy (NSP) has noble aims, which among others, is to ensure that citizens have the right to basic needs and the opportunity to enhance their quality of life in terms of health, education, career, safety, spirituality and information.


Merdeka, more than just flags?

By Andrew Sia


Treating drug addiction

DRUG addiction is like a roller-coaster ride into hell. It launches addicts into an orbit of illusions and of false euphoria and then plunges them back into the cold abyss of reality. When the 'joyride' comes to a halt, it is replaced by withdrawal symptoms that often lead to disruptive behaviour.


Brig-Jen: No place for drug addicts in army

Soldiers who indulge in drugs have no place in the army, the Fourth Mechanised Infantry Brigade commander Brig-Jen Datuk Megat Mohd Yusof Megat Mahmud said.


Save playing fields from 'development'

From S. AHALALASUNTHARAM, Petaling Jaya (via e-mail)


DPM: Probe is on King Ee, not MCA

The MCA is not involved in secret society activities, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.


Nerds' revenge fantasy

Harry Potter is a bookish nerd#8217;s revenge fantasy; review by JIT MURAD.


Cops supervising 190 professionals who took drugs

Some 190 professionals who resorted to drugs, especially designer drugs like Ecstasy, because of work pressure last year have been placed under police supervision.


Ex-addicts to help in drug war

The National Drug Agency will set up an association for former drug addicts in all major towns and cities to complement efforts to fight drug abuse, especially among schoolchildren.


Docs and professor to give SARS talks

The public can get a first-hand understanding of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) situation and its impact on the doctor, patient and the community at a symposium on Saturday.