No More Prison For Drug Users in Malaysia? True or Not?
Samantha Chong, Human Rights Lawyer & Drug Policy Reform Advocate
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The Home Minister recently announced that under a new Act that will be implemented later this year, drug users in Malaysia will not be sent to prison but rather to rehabilitation and treatment centres. But is this really true? Is Malaysia decriminalising all drugs for personal use? We speak to a drug policy reform advocate to find out.
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Produced by: Dashran Yohan
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek, Lim Sue Ann
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, The Daily Digest, Malaysian Drug Laws, Drug Dependants (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983, Drug and Substance Abuse Act, Mandatory Rehab, Decriminalisation of Drugs