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Drug abuse's RM8 billion toll on govt: Staggering cost: PM laments revenue loss


Abas, Azura (2014) Drug abuse's RM8 billion toll on govt: Staggering cost: PM laments revenue loss. (19 February 2014). in The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad, p. p. 4.

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Abstract

THE government has had to fork out huge amounts of money to fight drug abuse, with a survey conducted in 2009 revealing that a staggering RM8.65 billion was used solely for this purpose.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said based on Universiti Utara Malaysia's report on the economic impact of drug abuse, the government had to spend huge amounts on direct expenditure, covering enforcement and drug rehabilitation programmes as well as indirect cost covering health treatment, lost productivity and crime related costs involving 63,884 drug addicts.

Item Type: Newspaper
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Mdm NurFatin Mohd Khair
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 01:07
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2014 01:07
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/10268

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