‘Drive-through’ drug haunt on reserve land destroyed
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.