Drug Abuse

MORE YOUTHS TAKING DRUGS, BEGINNING OF A WORRYING TREND?

This is very worrying indeed. Our young generation, the future of our nation, are taking drugs, and they think it's alright and cool. Thus far, more than 350 students have been caught for drug abuse over the past three years, while 70 professionals and managers were arrested for such offences last year. While the numbers seem relatively small, what is worrying is that this is becoming a trend, and the numbers have actually been increasing year by year.

Why is that so? Nowadays, information is so readily available, especially to the young generation, for them to know about the dangers of drug abuse. Or is it because of the ease of information available to them, it is easier for them to get these drugs?

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MALAYS BECAME DRUG ADDICTS BECAUSE THEY WERE EXCLUDED FROM NATIONAL SERVICE

We often hear that one of the problems of the Malay community is drug addiction. But how did the Malay community become involved in drug abuse? In fact, prior to and early during the PAP's reign, the Chinese community was the one that abused drugs. The PAP's policy of excluding Malays from National Service plays a part in the rise of Malay drug addicts.

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MASAGOS: FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL CANCELLED AS ORGANIZERS COULDN'T STOP DRUG ABUSE

In response to a question posed by Member of Parliament Baey Yam Keng, Second Minister for Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli told Parliament today that the organisers of Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) were unable to assure the Singapore government that they had put in place adequate measures to prevent drug activities at the event.

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POLICE SAY THEY REJECTED FUTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL ASIA PERMIT TWICE BECAUSE OF DRUG ABUSE FEARS

It is less than a week before Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA), which boasts a line up of electronic music greats incuding Avicii, The Prodigy, AfroJack and Fatboy Slim, is due to hold its mega concert Changi Exhibition Centre on 13 to 14th March. However, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) has rejected organizer Livescape Singapore's application for a public entertainment license twice citing concerns over drug abuse.

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