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Malaysia. Malaysia's Government looks to decriminalise drug use in bid to stem disadvantage

The non-descript white van parked at the mosque entrance went mostly unnoticed.

In conservative Malaysia, very few of the Muslim faithful on their way to afternoon prayers could ever have imagined its true purpose.

After a 40-year war on drugs that has seen two Australians hanged and countless thousands of drug users locked up, the van is a symbol of a dramatic shift in Malaysia's approach to narcotics.

It's a mobile methadone clinic, set up to provide support on the ground as the nation prepares to decriminalise drug use. (abc.net.au, Australien, 14.09.2019)