Netizen 24 MYS: Dr M: Drug addiction, not alcohol, a bigger problem for Malays

By On October 10, 2017

Dr M: Drug addiction, not alcohol, a bigger problem for Malays

Dr M: Drug addiction, not alcohol, a bigger problem for Malays

Drug addiction among Malays is a bigger problem that needs to be addressed by the community, rather than going after non-Muslims and their beer festivals, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.

Writing in his blog, the former prime minister said he was fine with non-Muslims drinking alcohol "until they pass out, as long as they don't cause trouble to others or drive drunk".

"What worries me most is drug abuse among Muslim youth, which among others, caused the death of over 20 tahfiz school students after their hostel was torched," he wrote, referring to the Darul Quran Ittif aqiyah tragedy where a group of youths, who were reportedly high on drugs, set fire to the school building in Kuala Lumpur, following a misunderstanding with its students.

"It seems that Muslims are very 'accepting' of these students' murder. Yes, they see it as fate, so they just accept it. Like what the tahfiz teacher mentioned, pupils who died in the school fire will be waiting for their parents at heaven's door later...

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