Go green for healthy lifestyle

By Allan Jay & Lee Shaw Wei

KUCHING: The Go Green programme is aimed at nurturing culture and environment practices among the public to lead a healthy lifestyle and free from drugs.

National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) deputy director Datuk Izhar Abu Talib said this at a press conference after officiating at the Go Green Programme at Koperasi Nelayan Samariang Berhad (KNSB), Saberkas Point Kampung Samariang Batu, Petra Jaya here, yesterday.

He also revealed AADK had recorded 1,354 drug addicts in Sarawak from 2017 to last June and they are under supervision.

“The supervision period of a drug addict is two years and the total number of drug addicts also contributed to the increase in the number of operations carried out to fight the menace,” he explained.

The Go Green programme held in Kampung Samariang Batu was aimed at nurturing the culture and environment practices among AADK employees, clients and the local community leaders to adopt a healthy lifestyle, cleaning the environment which can help to boost the hygiene of their areas.

Izhar, AADK Sarawak director Wan Madihi Wan Salleh and others watering a plant to launch the programme.

“The programme is launched at the state-level whereby Kuching is the first district which will then be spread out to others,” he said.

Izhar added that they also plan to implement the programme in all divisions of the state by year-end and will identify an area with high risk drug problems.

Izhar also revealed that AADK received a total of 2,590 complaints from 2016 to last June comprising 159 (2016), 681 (2017), 1,029 (2018) and 721 complaints from January to May, 2019.

“When we receive a lot of complaints, we will respond and take action immediately,” he said.