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The misuse of drugs in Malaysia: past and present

Kamarudin, Abdul Rani (2007) The misuse of drugs in Malaysia: past and present. Jurnal Antidadah Malaysia (Malaysian Anti-Drugs Journal), 1 (2). pp. 1-24. ISSN 1986-1707

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Abstract

This paper gives a historical insight on how drugs first came to be commercially introduced into South East Asia including Malaysia, and the early measures taken to control and regulate their usage. It also explains the origin of their usage in Malaysia up to a stage when it became cancerous to the country, requiring the government to take drastic measures to combat them. Accordingly, this paper primarily discusses the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 which is the foremost statute on the dangerous drugs laws of Malaysia, and the Malaysian government's stance or policy over the misuse of narcotic drugs.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1590/8094
Uncontrolled Keywords: misuse of drugs, Malaysia, Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, drugs law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof Dr. Abdul Rani Kamarudin
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2012 14:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/8094

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