By: Media and Corporate Communication Unit
TAWAU, August 26, 2023 – National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) Sabah’s branch is proactive and confident that the High-Risk Area (KBT) in Tanjung Batu, green project can take into effect by the end of this year.
NADA Sabah director, Nani Sikin said, this is due to the cooperation exhibited by all parties, especially the authorities and community activists, is at a high level.
He said, all parties play their respective roles both downstream and upstream both from the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM), NADA and the Tawau District Community Development Leader Unit.
“I see the cooperation from all parties is very high, both from the authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community leaders and family heads in ensuring that this area can be green by this year.
“In addition, I see that the role played by all parties is on the right track and they each take responsibility together,” he said when acting as a panelist during the Casual Chat Program with the Tanjung Batu High-Risk Area Community Mobilizer (KBT), here on Saturday.
Also present as acting panel were Tawau District Narcotics Crime Investigation Department Head, Assistant Superintendent Mohd Nor Azaad Raman and Tanjung Batu N71 Community Development Leader Unit, Saharuddin Salleh.
Furthermore, Nani commented all parties need to take steps to ‘Keep an open ear on people private affairs’ in the aspect of drug addiction prevention.
“We used to be reprimanded not to take into account people’s affairs, but in terms of security and universal well-being, I hope all parties take joint responsibility, especially channeling information on drug addiction that occurs in their respective communities to the authorities, especially NADA.
“This way, NADA can help to prevent and treat those who are or if they are already involved in drug addiction.
“If the channeling of the information cannot be done at any of the nearest district NADA offices, it can also be channeled through the NADA emergency Hotline numbered 1-800-22-AADK (2235) or Whatsapp 019-6262233,” he explained.