KUCHING, March 21: A Cure and Care Rehabilitation Centre (CCRC) needs to be established in Northern Sarawak to tackle drug problems in the region efficiently, says Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni.
According to a Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) report, the Sibuti MP urged the Home Affairs and National Anti-Drugs Agency (AADK) to consider the proposal.
“It doesn’t matter if the centre is in Miri, Limbang or Lawas. This is so that we have an additional centre in Sarawak,” he said during a press conference after the Anti-Drugs Day programme at the Kampung Subak Jaya multipurpose hall in Bekenu on March 20.
He added the elected State representatives under his constituency also echoed these sentiments, namely Deputy Minister for Women, Early Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Datuk Rosey Yunus and Deputy Minister for Youth, Sports, and Entrepreneur Development Dr Ripin Lamat.
Meanwhile, Lukanisman also suggested that AADK add more value to its rehabilitation programmes so that individuals undergoing it can contribute to the development of the local community.
He added that the agency could also consider proposals to promote tourism locations in Sarawak when implementing the rehabilitation programme. — DayakDaily