2014

Day of Action 2014

The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) teamed up with the Malaysian Network of People who Use Drugs (WARDU) and TARGAS to deliver events in Kuala Lumpur. MAC launched their report on HIV and Human Rights Mitigation at a press conference – at which Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman stated “Jail is not the answer to drug use. It does not stop drug use. We need to devote valuable police resources to getting the big fish, not the small fry”. The other public events involved music, speeches and group photos.




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2014

Day of Action 2014

The Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) teamed up with the Malaysian Network of People who Use Drugs (WARDU) and TARGAS to deliver events in Kuala Lumpur. MAC launched their report on HIV and Human Rights Mitigation at a press conference – at which Professor Adeeba Kamarulzaman stated “Jail is not the answer to drug use. It does not stop drug use. We need to devote valuable police resources to getting the big fish, not the small fry”. The other public events involved music, speeches and group photos.

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2013

Day of Action 2013

In Malaysia, the “Support. Don’t Punish” Day of Action was coordinated by the Malaysian Welfare Association of Recovering Drug users (WARDU, a drug users organisation). A large and diverse group of people gathered in Kuala Lumpur, originating both from the city and neighbouring communities. They took part in a demonstration, public gatherings to talk about the problems created by the criminalisation of people who use drugs, and compiled signatures of supporters in a large “Support. Don’t Punish” banner.

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Lead organisation: WARDU

Media coverage in Malaysia