IPOH: The Perak chapter of the Malaysian anti-drug association (Pemadam) will work with the police and the national anti-drug agency (AADK) to conduct a urine screening programme in schools to curb students’ involvement with the drug menace.
State Pemadam chairman Azlan Helmi said a special meeting will be held in January for the purpose.
“Our approach is not to punish (students) but to save them from the menace.
“We also want to make them aware that they still have a long journey (ahead of them in their education) and the importance of being involved in activities that can benefit them,” he said after opening the Perak Fit Mania Carnival 2023 at the Sultan Abdul Aziz field here today.
The carnival, attended by more than 300 participants, was organised to instil public awareness on the importance of health and healthy living.
Azlan said more activities would be carried out by Pemadam to make the public aware of the dangers of drugs, as well as the role and functions of Pemadam.
“For next year, we have outlined five programmes related to drug prevention. Our target is not only the youth but people from all walks of life,” he said.