Committee of Supply 2021 debate, Day 2: Sitoh Yih Pin on new threats in fight against drug abuse
01 Mar 2021 05:13pm
Singapore needs to make even greater efforts to address emerging threats in the fight against drug abuse. MP Sitoh Yih Pin, who sounded the alarm in Parliament on Monday (Mar 1), said one worrying trend is the shift of mindsets towards growing narratives supporting liberal drug approaches. He said firm steps must be taken to ensure that such mindsets do not take root in Singapore. Another threat is the emergence of new psychoactive substances. He asked the Ministry of Home Affairs on its plans to manage the problem, as well as engage youths on the dangers of drug abuse.