Who could’ve predicted some 21 years ago, that reformasi penjara would’ve been something Malaysia’s Prison Department cared about? Almost 80% of those incarcerated in our prisons are from the lowest income group in society; more than 60% are behind bars due to drug related offences. And what does our Prison Department recommend: ensure as much as 75% non violent prisoners are kept out of prison through community based correction programs - well that’s the plan as we reach 2030. Now that’s what I call progress. Let’s do this 🔥
With darling grandpa, or as someone reminded me, the psychological warfare legend, busy extolling the virtues of speaking Hindi versus Japanese! Suffice to say, Mak Long and I remained lost in translation, supplanting our lack of linguistic prowess with warm kisses that’s never short of supply! Love you grandpa. Maybe we could nudge grandma a lil bit the next time around ❤️
Sempena sambutan bulan anti dadah kebangsaan - kami seru semua rakyat Malaysia, dan lainnya - agar bersama dalam usaha membanteras ketagihan dadah. Terima kasih @aadk.malaysia atas kehadiran & usaha berterusan dan tidak dilupakan, Dato Seri Mufti Pulau Pinang, yang menyatakan kesediaan memberi laluan kpd masjid-masjid di seluruh negeri, InshaaAllah, sbg medan pelaksanaan program pengurangan kemudaratan - iaitu penggantian metadon 🙏 Moga berhasil memberi manfaat kepada semua. Hari Terbuka #PermatangPauh masih berlangsung di SK Permatang Tok Kandu - sehingga jam 6 petang hari ini. Mai lah!
A reunion like no other - the last I met the great Sheikh - Al Fadhil Sheikh Yusuf Al Qaradawi was when I was a young girl - not much older than Safiyah, and got planted a grandfatherly kiss on the forehead. It was now darling Safiyah and H’s turn. His daughter, Aula remains incarcerated by the cruel Sisi regime, yet he ended our reunion with a doa for Malaysians and our nation’s prosperous future. So please, make doa for his family to be reunited soon, and for him to be blessed with good health and always under the protection of the Almighty. Karya Sheikh, khususnya Fiqh Jihad dan Fiqh Kenegaraan tersemat di dalam hati - moga menjadi pegangan anak-anak nanti dalam mengatur langkah menyelusuri cabaran hidup ❤️
Our war on drugs is not working. The numbers are telling. In 2010, there were reportedly 23,642 people who were dependent on drugs in Malaysia. By 2016, this had risen to 30,844. Come 2017, a total of 163,931 drug-related arrests had been made, overcrowding our prison cells. Clearly, this is not purely a law enforcement or security problem, but also a health and social crisis. I was fortunate to have our #MethadoneMan , Prof Hussein Habil and Dr Rusdi (UM) - along with the team of dedicated doctors from the Ministry- in support of harm reduction, and specifically targeting #PermatangPauh for the world’s first study on the efficacy of using methadone vs naltrexone to alleviate drug dependency. More fortunate still, to have @bernamanewschannel air some space for us to speak on behalf of those who might not have the opportunity to do so. We need to do what’s right, and what works. #HarmReduction. Please read more of our efforts in the Star today (yeah, a rarity to be published 😆): https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/01/22/harm-reduction-the-way-to-go/
A brilliant start to 2019 with this group of passionate doctors, and healthcare practitioners from #UM#Elsewhere#KKM - here to conduct harm reduction programs in #PermatangPauh - spearheaded by none other than our Dr Rusdi (shoutout to UM) & his mentor, #MethadoneMan , Prof Hussein Habil. Make no mistake, harm reduction is the way to go. #HidupDoktors . Also, more psychotherapists needed 😆You know who you are!
It was a beautiful ijab kabul, between two successful, loving, generous souls - darling Ilham, and lucky Luqman 😍. Indeed, more than the oft repeated achievements of graduating from #Georgetown, or #Harvard, (or #UniversitiMalaya & #MCKK 😆 for that matter), was the more crucial character of Eels and Luqs respectively. Always standing up for the things and people, that matter in life. May you both, together with the little ones, continue to love and nurture each other. When being grey is merely an excuse to be that much more deeply in love. I love you Eels. And welcome to the fambam, Watanabe. @nurulilhamanwar