Prison Overcrowding – Approximately 60% of people in the Malaysian prison system are charged with non-violent minor drug offenses.
Wasting billions of tax payer Ringgit – in enforcement approaches to solve public health problems.
Spreading of diseases – Infectious diseases such as latent and active tuberculosis, COVID-19, viral hepatitis, HIV, etc…
Destroying families and futures – criminal records, unemployment, family rejection, societal stigma and discrimination, perpetuates cycles of a poverty
To initiate conversations and discussions with the wider community around the need to support evidence based drug policy reform in Malaysia
CHANGING HEARTS AND MINDS
To change the attitudes and perceptions of the community towards people who use drugs (PWUD), and people formerly incarcerated
To educate the public about drugs, drug use, people who use drugs, substance use disorder harm reduction, and drug policy in a free and accessible way.
To collaborate with like-minded organizations to grow the movement, coalition building and campaigning on issues of drug policy, and prison reform.