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Raising drug awareness through sports

Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry Yahya Hussin

Engaging in sporting activities could steer youths away from drugs, according to Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin.

He said those who are active in sports are especially aware of the dangers of drug misuse. That being so, he praised the State National Anti-Drugs Association's (PEMADAM) approach in organising sports activities.

"In organising sports activities, PEMADAM raises awareness on the dangers of drugs to the family, the community and the country," he said.

Yahya said this during the presentation of flight tickets and the State flag to the PEMADAM Women's Futsal team on Tuesday. The team will represent Sabah in the PEMADAM national competition.

Yahya congratulated PEMADAM's active participation in helping the state government in its fight against drugs. He stressed that a good relationship between PEMADAM and youth associations is vital to ensure the effective dissemination of information on the dangers of drugs.

"We need to maintain a close relationship with the youths as they are the assets and future leaders of the state and country," he said.

Yahya, who is also the Minister of Agriculture and Food Industries, hoped that the futsal team will be disciplined and maintain a high spirit during the competition.

The national level competition will be held in Selangor beginning January 13th. The Putatan PEMADAM Women's Futsal team won the national championships in 2011. - Insight Sabah

Posted on January 11, 2013

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