‘Drive-through’ drug haunt on re­serve land de­stroyed

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A drug haunt on a re­serve land be­side a rail­way in Ta­man Ka­jang Utama, Se­lan­gor, has been de­stroyed, Har­ian Metro re­ported.

It even had a “drive­through ser­vice”, the daily re­ported.

The National Anti­Drugs Agency (AADK) cleaned up the area re­cently with the help of Kere­tapi Tanah Me­layu Bhd, the Hulu Lan­gat Land and Dis­trict Of­fice, Drug Pre­ven­tion As­so­ci­a­tion, po­lice, Ka­jang Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil and lo­cal res­i­dents.

AADK Hulu Lan­gat chief of­fi­cer Muhamad Ram­lan Syed Ahmed said 78 drug ad­dicts were ar­rested be­tween Jan­uary and Oc­to­ber.

> Salji Mat Nor has been called “Snow” or “Pak Snow” al­most his en­tire life. It is the lit­eral English trans­la­tion of his name.

The re­tired ser­vice­man, 57, said when he is ad­dressed by his real name, it makes heads turn.

“It was in school that peo­ple started call­ing me Snow and the name has stuck,” he told Si­nar Har­ian.

He quipped that he was prob­a­bly named as such due to his par­ents’ love of Hin­dus­tani movies, with scenes of ac­tors frol­ick­ing in the snow.

> Si­nar Har­ian also re­ported on a needy fam­ily from Kam­pung Sanglang, in the bor­der town of Kedah and Perlis, which has re­ceived monthly do­na­tions from a Bud­dhist as­so­ci­a­tion for the past five years.

For­mer mil­i­tary man Izham Is­mail, 49, has been un­able to find a sta­ble job af­ter he was di­ag­nosed with men­tal ill­ness in 1994.

His wife Mu­ni­rah Aziz, 46, said they were liv­ing hand to mouth.

“Ev­ery month, we get funds from the Bud­dhist as­so­ci­a­tion. We don’t re­ceive any­thing else be­sides the 1Malaysia Peo­ple’s Aid,” she said.

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