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Snatch Theft – Dont Be A Victim

THE WHO, WHAT, HOW, WHERE & WHEN Snatch theft is a criminal act. It is an act of forcefully stealing from a pedestrian while employing rob-and-run tactics. A growing problem in Malaysia, some instances of snatch theft have caused fatalities, when the person holding onto the handbag has been dragged by the motorbike or …

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Date Violence

What Is It? Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can happen in straight or gay relationships. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination. Controlling behavior may include: Not letting you hang out with your friends Calling or paging …

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Lepaking

Definition The root word of lepaking is a Malay word, lepak. Lepak in English may mean just hanging out with friends and colleagues’, chatting and/or talking about unimportant issues while watching passerby, or in short wasting time doing nothing. Example: I’m lepaking with Johan at Sogo Shopping Complex now. Words …

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Electronic Smoking

Electronic smoking has become an increasing trend which also happens amongst the adolescents. Many smokers are using this to quit smoking and for many other various reasons. However, how much do we know about smoking this e-cigarette? How does it look like? The e-cigarette initially looks like the actual cigarette …

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My Parents are Addicts

A doctor once told me a story. She was interviewing a patient who had issues with drugs and was finishing his two years stay in a rehabilitation centre. She asked the patient what his future plans were when he leaves the rehabilitation centre later. Nonchalantly he answered…” what else, back …

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Drug Mule

What is a drug mule? A “drug mule” is a person who transports or smuggles drugs on their body or in their luggage across international borders. Why does a person want to be a drug mule? Drug mules are usually offered free “holidays” overseas and lots of easy  money by …

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Shoplifting

Teens need to know that shoplifting is a crime and can lead to consequences far worse than being grounded, including juvenile detention centers and even prison. Most teens says they do not plan to shoplift, but due to their impulsive and immaturity in making decisions; teens do not always perceive …

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