The statement by Deputy Home Minister, Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohamed that drug is still the country’s number one enemy compared to corruption, is worrying the nation.
According to Jazlan, drug trafficking syndicates focus on students in higher education institutions (IPT) and secondary school students.
For the record, 78% of the 52,000 drug addicts in the community are youths between 19 to 39 years old.
- I believe that drug abuse which is becoming increasing rampant and unresolved until now is due to corruption and power abuse.
The country’s dignity will tarnish if every incident in this country relate closely to corruption.
- One of the reason corruption continue to exist is the failure of enforcement agencies to carry out their responsibilities. This practice, if not curbed, will destroy the country.
Even now the whole world knows Malaysia due to various scandals including 1MDB, involving Malaysian Offcial No 1 (MO1) believed to be the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
To me the government should declare that the nation’s main nemesis are corruption and power abuse while drug abuse among youth and schoolchildren should be given serious consideration.
- I am worried that the country’s economy will be slowly attacked by the corruption disease, which, like cancer, will slowly eat up a person’s cells and finally cause death if there is no suitable cure within a certain time.
- What will happen to this country if everything can be traded and everyone has their own price? Similar to a drug addict who can rob and kill their family members due to withdrawal, a country plagued by corruption will definitely be pawned by those addicted to corruption.
- The question I would like to ask is, if drug addicts have rehabilitation centres, do the government need to create a rehabilitation centre for these people who are addicted to corruption? Or, do we need to impose the mandatory law, as in drug cases, for corrupters, to save our nation?
Onn Abu Bakar
Sembrong KEADILAN Parliament Coordinator
Wilayah Persekutuan Leadership Council