Customs officials display seized drugs in Sepang. Malaysia's government has announced plans to remove criminal penalties for the possession and use of drugs in small quantities. Photo: AP

Malaysia plans to decriminalise small-time drug use and ‘treat addicts as patients, not criminals’

  • Health minister said the move must not be mistaken as legalising drugs as trafficking will remain a crime
  • Malaysia would join dozens of countries that have adopted a drug decriminalisation policy, helping to cut drug-related legal costs and improve social outcomes
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Customs officials display seized drugs in Sepang. Malaysia's government has announced plans to remove criminal penalties for the possession and use of drugs in small quantities. Photo: AP
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