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India: OPED: Let There Be No Drugs

Asia (MAP) - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 07:00
Greater Kashmir, 06 Aug 2014 - We Need to Control the Scourge of Drug Addiction Drug abuse, is the illicit consumption of any naturally occurring or pharmaceutical substance for reasons other than for medical use. They change the way in which a person feels, thinks or behaves and its addiction is severely hampering all aspects of life. The consequences of drug use are always worse than the problem one is trying to solve with them. Drug abuse and addiction is killing people morally, socially, psychologically, physically and even economically. Identified as a disease in 1956 by the World Health Organization and the American Psychiatric Association, the number of people suffering from this hidden disease is increasing world over.
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Thailand: Cops Face New Shooting Rap

Asia (MAP) - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:00
Bangkok Post, 05 Aug 2014 - LCT backs attempted murder charge Three Bang Chan policemen who mistook a female law student from Chulalongkorn University for a drug dealer and opened fire at her car should be charged with attempted murder, said the Lawyers Council of Thailand (LCT).
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India: Delhi University Says No To Drugs, Ragging

Asia (MAP) - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 07:00
Deccan Herald, 05 Aug 2014 - College days are known to be the best part of any student's life, but they can also give nightmares to many, in terms of ragging and drug abuse. In the past also we have lost students due to the inhuman practice called ragging, which starts with 'fun' by the seniors but ends up with consequences, sometimes with the victim committing suicide. The same is true of drug abuse. Students start taking drugs as part of their 'experimental' nature but end up becoming addicts.
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Thailand: Pongsapat Transfers 3 Cops For Shooting At Student's Car

Asia (MAP) - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 07:00
Bangkok Post, 04 Aug 2014 - Three Bang Chan policemen who shot at a female university student's car during a drug bust have been transferred pending an investigation, said deputy national police chief Pongsapat Pongcharoen. Speaking to the media about the incident, Pol Gen Pongsapat said the officers have been re-assigned to administrative positions.
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Philippines: Don't Deport Briton Through US, Says CA of Pot

Asia (MAP) - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:00
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 Jul 2014 - THE COURT of Appeals (CA) has directed the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to proceed with the deportation of a British cannabis seed trader facing charges for money laundering and narcotics trafficking in Maine, USA. But the appellate court's Special 7th Division ordered that Gypsy Nirvana be deported directly to the United Kingdom and not be put on a flight that would pass through the United States.
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Singapore: OPED: Singapore Must Resist Pro-Drug Lobby

Asia (MAP) - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:00
Straits Times, 16 Jul 2014 - IN SINGAPORE, the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) marked World Drug Day on June 26 by reminding our children of the dangers of drugs. Alongside our anti-drug laws, enforcement officers and rehabilitative agencies, NCADA aims to build strong social resistance against drug abuse. Like other anti-drug policymakers and community leaders across the globe, I am alarmed at the recent momentum of the pro-drug lobby.
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