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Give jobs to drug rehabs

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysia Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF) urged the government and private sector to provide employment to rehabilitated drug addicts in an effort to curb the snatch theft menace.

Its vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said that having jobs could help keep them away from crime.

He said if they did not have jobs they would continue to get involved in petty crimes such as snatch theft.

"I suggest they be given a chance to re-integrate into society, so they do not have resort to crime to earn a living," he said in a statement Sunday.

Most snatch thieves were drug addicts who needed to support their habit, he claimed.

He said the government should formulate a policy to help rehabilitated drug addicts seek employment.

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