NEWS: Action sought over drug blog

Action sought over drug blog

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Action sought over drug blog

A 24-YEAR-OLD systems engineer in Kuching has allegedly shared his drug-taking experiences in his blog, detailing the substances, and how to get an enhanced high.  

The blog came to the attention of a Nanyang Siang Pau reader, who sent an e-mail to the daily to complain about the blogger, who was supposedly a computer graduate from an Australian university. 

The blog, according to the reader, had developed into an information exchange platform for drug users. 

Established in 2002, the blog has categories like Chinese New Year, Fast Food Inc, Food Reviews and Travel.  

There were also comments from visitors to the site. 

Under the Drug category, the blogger had included at least 50 articles describing prices of drugs, their packaging, methods of use and photographs showing how to take them. 

Among the substances featured were methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, amphetamines and cannabis. 

The blogger had expressed his worries about getting HIV/ AIDS but later claimed that a medical check-up showed that he was not infected. 

There are also photographs in the blog showing him injecting himself with drugs. 

Nanyang said the blogger demonstrated an intention to spread his knowledge of drugs to the public. 

The police were reportedly making a case against the blogger based on the complaint while Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation vice-chairman Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye said such a blog was akin to defying Malaysian laws.  

He urged the police to take immediate action against the blogger, and added that the blog must be shut down.