By: Muhammad Nabil Abdul Aziz
KAJANG, 13 June 2022 – The Director General of the National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA), Tuan Sutekno Ahmad Belon received an honourable visit from the Brunei Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) here, last Thursday.
The NCB Brunei delegation led by its Director, Yang Mulia Dato’ Paduka Mohd Zalani Ismail also held discussions to enhance bilateral cooperation between both countries.
The working visit is a follow-up to a teleconference meeting between NADA and NCB Brunei on December 13, 2021.
At the same time, it aspires to forge intimate links in order to facilitate the exchange of attitudes, opinions, and perspectives on drug issues in their various nations.
NCB Brunei had previously visited the Pusat Pemulihan Penagihan Narkotik(PUSPEN) in Dengkil, Selangor, to see its activities and amenities.
Four senior officers of NCB Brunei comprising the Chief Narcotics Officer II, Head of the Operations Intelligence Unit of NCB Brunei; Chief Narcotics Officer Il, Deputy Chief of Operations of NCB Brunei; Assistant Narcotics Officer Il NCB Brunei; and Assistant Narcotics Officer I NCB Brunei were on hand to take part in the working visit.
Meanwhile, Director General of NADA also received an honourable visit from Persekutuan Seni Silat Cekak Pusaka Ustaz Hanafi (Pusaka Hanafi Malaysia) and Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) at NADA Headquarters.
The discussion, which lasted more than an hour and took place at the NADA Headquarters in Kajang, intended to improve cooperation amongst all stakeholders in attempts to combat the drug problem through jointly planned programmes.
Meanwhile, NADA received suggestions from Pusaka Hanafi Malaysia on the Sedar Program: Jihad Dadah 2022.
In addition to addressing collaborative projects between the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA), NADA, and MCPF in the area of YB Minister of Home Affairs, efforts are also being made to deepen strategic cooperation with the goal of the Controlled Drugs 2025 mission.
Several programme options were explored as a result of the visit, including an adoption programme involving students and the Anti-Drugs Squad, ice-breaking sessions, walkabouts or night patrols with YB MDN, service exhibitions, and various community events.
Vice Chairman, Dato ‘Sri Johny Ch’ng Ewe Gee; Corporate Manager, Norazlan Idris and Assistant Corporate Manager, Bala Karupiah and Director of NADA Prevention Division, Zainudin Abdullah were present in the visit.