Malaysians paid over half a billion ringgit to jail drug users in 2017
KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 — The government spent over half a billion ringgit to jail minor drug offenders just in 2017 alone and over RM200 million more to arrest and house addicts in state-run rehabilitation centres the same year, a drug law reform forum was told.
Ending the ‘war on drugs’ requires justice for the impoverished communities who grow them
The drugs trade is often portrayed as populated by wealthy individuals. The reality is poor communities targeted for repression, criminalisation and even the death penalty.
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