NADA empowerment with MTMD, JKPD Sabah District

By: Fauzi Suhaimi

KOTA KINABALU, 4 April 2023 – The National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) is proactive in empowering the State Drug Eradication Action Council (MTMD) and the District Drug Rehabilitation Committee (JKPD) in Sabah.

The goal is to ensure that prevention, treatment and rehabilitation as well as law enforcement related to drug abuse and addiction at the grassroots level can be implement thoroughly and effectively.

The effort display is to achieve the main agenda of Sabah Maju Jaya through the core of human capital and people’s well-being and the goal of Controlled Drugs 2025 comprehensively in every corner of Sabah.

The duty bound and obligation of the MTMD district is to monitor and ensure the coordination in the implementation of anti-drugs policies, action plans, strategies and programs by all relevant agencies, departments and organizations at the district level.

Meanwhile, the role of the District JKPD is to act as a body volunteering organism consisting of local community leaders capable of being an indicator of support; collaboration of expertise; client readmission agent into the community; parties that provide more accurate profiling in local environment, check and balance committees and recovery support systems (recovery adapters).

Earlier, Deputy Director General (Operations), Dato’ Dr Muhamad Sade Mohamad Amin chaired the MTMD and Sabah Regional JKPD Strengthening Meeting in Kota Kinabalu, on Tuesday.

The meeting held attended by representatives of the Mayor of Kota Kinabalu, representatives of the President of Tawau and Sandakan Municipal Councils, District Officers and District JKPD Chairman.

Also present were the Director of NADA’s Prevention Division, Zainuddin Abdullah; NADA Treatment, Medicine and Rehabilitation Division Director, Siti Mariam Mursidan; Sabah State NADA Director, Nani Sikin; Chief Assistant Director (Community Rehabilitation) NADA, Dr. Nazira Sadiron; NADA Chief Assistant Director (Public Awareness), Tengku Hanizar Tengku Awang and Chief Assistant Director (Secretary of the National Drug Symptom Control Council), Mohd Nadmin Ramlan.