Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, launched the United Against Drugs Coalition (UADC) at the Central Narcotics Bureau’s Workplan Seminar on 25 April 2017. The UADC is a network of organisations from the government,
non-government and private sector which have pledged their commitment to the anti-drug cause and will help to spread the anti-drug message within their networks and spheres of influence. [See Annex A for more information].
Ms Selena Chong, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, SingPost said “The popularity of eCommerce means larger numbers of parcels are now moving across borders through mail and parcel delivery systems. SingPost stands with CNB in the fight against drugs and drug abuse. We are committed to be vigilant in our inspection and screening processes to detect concealed narcotics, and also collaborate with CNB as part of the United Against Drugs Coalition.”
In the area of enforcement, CNB will look to increasingly leverage on technology, to assist officers to better carry out their duties. One of the technological initiatives is the Automated Image Processing System [AIPS], which leverages on robotic technology
to automate the image processing process. The AIPS is able to automatically back-up, label, print and bind photograph albums for operational usage in a one-stop workstation for all image-processing needs and achieve greater resource optimisation.
Director CNB, Mr Ng Ser Song, said: “The way CNB approaches PDE has changed, with focus on educating and engaging the community, and on co-creation of content with stakeholders, so as to develop and maintain self-sustaining advocacy networks. We
are also reaching out to anti-drug advocates and hope more will come on board. CNB will remain steadfast on our anti-drug stance, and with the help of all our partners, we will ensure that our message reach out to even more people to secure a drug-free
future for Singapore.”
CENTRAL NARCOTICS BUREAU
25 APRIL 2017
[Please see attached:
Annex A : Factsheet on United Against Drugs Coalition.]
Photo 1: Mr Amrin Amin, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, launching the United Against Drugs Coalition, at the Central Narcotics Bureau Workplan Seminar 2017, on 25 April 2017.
[On left of photo, Mr Amrin. On right of photo, Mr Hawazi Daipi, Chairman, National Council Against Drug Abuse].
[Photo by Home Team News, Ministry of Home Affairs].
Photo 2: “I am very happy to be an anti-drug advocate, using my knowledge to play a part in the fight against drugs and drug abuse. I have seen the harms that drugs can cause to society. I think it is important, that people speak up against drug abuse, so that our voices are heard, rather than hearing only those who call for the legalisation of drugs.”
- Anti-drug advocate, Associate Professor Roger Ho, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore.
[Photo by CNB]
Photo 3: The Automated Image Processing System (AIPS), a system that is able to automatically back-up, label, print and bind photograph albums, for operational usage, in a one-stop workstation, for all image processing needs.
[Photo by CNB].
Annex A : Factsheet – United Against Drugs Coalition
The United Against Drugs Coalition (UADC) is an initiative by CNB and the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) and includes partner organisations from the government, non-government and private sector. The UADC formalises collaborations with existing
and new stakeholders. It allows for a concerted pledge of support for the anti-drug cause. The objective is to form a strong network of advocates and to achieve a multiplier effect through this coalition, via organisations who have pledged their commitment
to the anti-drug cause to spread the anti-drug message within their networks and spheres of influence.
As at 25 April 2017, the UADC has a total of 47 organisations. These organisations are:
United Against Drugs Coalition partners
- Health Promotion Board
- Institute of Mental Health
- Ministry of Defence
- Ministry of Education
- Ministry of Social & family Development
- National Library Board
- Clarke Quay
- Kentucky Fried Chicken
- Central Perk
- Fat Papa’s Burger
- I am …
- National University of Singapore
- Nanyang Technological University
- Singapore Management University
- Singapore Institute of Technology
- Singapore University of Technology and Design
- Singapore University of Social Sciences
- Singapore Polytechnic
- Nanyang Polytechnic
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic
- Republic Polytechnic
- Temasek Polytechnic
- ITE Colleges (East, West and Central)
- Eunoia Junior College
- Innova Junior College
- Breakthrough Missions
- Green Haven
- Highpoint Community Services Association
- Selarang Halfway House
- Teen Challenge
- The Helping Hand
- The Turning Point
- Community Rehabilitation Centre
- Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association
- Association of Muslim Professionals
- Chinese Development Assistance Council
- Yayasan Mendaki
- Singapore Indian Development Association
- 4PM (Malay Youth Literary Association)
Together, these organisations pledge that:
United Against Drugs Coalition Pledge
We are committed to protect our youths from the scourge of drugs, through effective preventive education, enforcement, treatment and rehabilitation.
We will empower our youths to develop and practise a healthy lifestyle, free from drugs.
Together, we pledge to keep Singapore drug-free.