• Our Founder & President

    Datuk Yunus Pathi

    Welcome to PENGASIH

    PENGASIH Malaysia is a Non-Profit Organization initiated by former users in 1987. We grew gradually and created several programs for our community in Malaysia. In 1993, we adopted the Therapeutic Approach in our programs.

    We are the only Rehab Centre wholly operated by former drug users.  Currently, we are providing treatment services for those suffering from substance abuse such as drugs, chemicals and alcohol.

    Over 3,500 clients have benefitted from our program.

    We grow through knowledge building, hard work as well as through moral support from the government, special interest groups and private citizens. PENGASIH is an active member of World Federation of Therapeutic Communities as well as the Asian Federation of Therapeutic Communities.

    In training and development, we have worked with various organizations from USA, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Maldives, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, Singapore, Phillipines and Pakistan. PENGASIH TC approach have been adopted by associates in Indonesia and Maldives. We have hosted more than 100 international TC trainees, men and women.

    We have extended our training services to organizations in Pakistan, Maldives, Brunei and Indonesia. To know more about our other services, please visit Our Services page.

    By sharing knowledge, we will learn much from each other. The benefit we seek is, to live a better life – free from drugs. Together, we will make a difference in our future, from what we are today.

    Thank you again for visiting our web site.

    Please come again as this channel will grow by the day with useful information. The internet has helped all of us to communicate easier and better with each other. Helping everyone of us share and learn from one another.

    We welcome all enquiries and proposals to work together in the same mission.

    Datuk Yunus Pathi

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  • VISI KAMIMenjadi sebuah Institusi dan Pusat Pengetahuan yang dikenali di Peringkat Antarabangsa, dengan menggunakan pendekatan holistik dalam rawatan dan pemulihan penyalahgunaan dadah.

    MISI KAMI

    Misi PENGASIH adalah untuk mengurangkan permintaan dadah haram di Asia, dengan membina dan mengatur kaedah yang efektif dalam pencegahan, rawatan dan pemulihan.

    MOTO KAMI

    ” PENGASIH MAKES A DIFFERENCE “

    Our Vision

    To be an Internationally Recognized Institute and Knowledge Centre for Holistic Approach in Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation.

    Our Mission

    PENGASIH Malaysia is on the mission to reduce the demand for illicit drugs in Asia, by developing and deploying effective methods in Intervention, Treatment and Rehabilitation.

    Our Motto

    ” PENGASIH MAKES A DIFFERENCE “

  • More About Us

    Persatuan PENGASIH Malaysia telah ditubuhkan pada tahun 1987 dan diluluskan pendaftarannya pada 25hb. September, 1991. PENGASIH ialah sebuah badan yang tersendiri dan tidak bernaung di bawah mana-mana badan induk.

    Penaung persatuan ketika itu ialah Allahyarham Tan Sri Megat Junid bin Megat Ayob, bekas Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna. Penasihatnya pula ialah Ketua Pengarah Agensi Dadah Kebangsaan.

    Pada masa ini, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah (Timbalan Menteri Pengajian Tinggi) adalah Penaung Persatuan PENGASIH Malaysia.

    Setelah bersusah payah di peringkat awalnya, PENGASIH berbangga melihat perkembangannya yang pesat sehingga mendapat pengiktirafan oleh pelbagai pihak dalam dan luar negara. Permintaan terhadap perkhidmatan PENGASIH kian meningkat dan bilangan pihak yang tampil memberikan sokongan dan galakkan semakin meningkat.

    PENGASIH sedang gigih berusaha mencapai wawasannya iaitu menjadi sebuah organisasi bukan kerajaan di bidang pemulihan dadah yang berkesan dan diiktiraf di peringkat nasional dan antarabangsa.

    Turut terangkum di dalam wawasan PENGASIH ialah pewujudan sebuah kompleks PENGASIH yang serba lengkap di suatu kawasan yang luas dan terancang. PENGASIH juga menggambarkan fungsinya sebagai institusi yang menawarkan perkhidmatan perundingan dalam perkara- perkara yang berkaitan dengan masalah penggunaan dadah kepada pelbagai pihak di masa akan datang.

    Bagi mencapai wawasan itu, PENGASIH bekerjasama dengan agensi dan badan-badan lain sama ada tempatan atau antarabangsa kerana PENGASIH percaya bahawa sebuah organisasi yang dinamis dan berjaya semestinya sentiasa bersedia untuk bekerjasama dan bergerak seiringan dengan pihak-pihak lain.

    PENGASIH Malaysia was initiated as a Self-Help Group in 1987 by 4 former drug users. As the group grew bigger and drug-related issues in Malaysia became chronic, the need to transform itself into a healing movement became inevitable. Thus, PENGASIH Malaysia was founded as a registered Malaysian NGO in 1991.

    The successful formation of PENGASIH was the result of strong support given by our beloved patron, the late Tan Sri Megat Junid bin Megat Ayob, the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs. Currently, our patron is the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah.

    Since the beginning, members of PENGASIH has worked really hard in spreading our healing messages within the Malaysian public. Eventually, our activities in Drug Prevention, Intervention and Rehabilitation began to gain acceptance and recognition in Malaysia as well as abroad.

    To achieve our vision and goals effectively, PENGASIH works closely with domestic and international bodies. We love to learn from others and we love to share what we know. This belief has brought PENGASIH to several parts of the world.

    We garnered many friends in Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, the Phillipines, Thailand, China, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Austria, Spain, Italy, Peru and USA. We love to gain more friends with the same mission towards Drug-free Lifestyle.

    We are affiliated with the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities Inc, based in New York. PENGASIH’s President, Yunus Pathi, is currently the 2nd Vice President of WFTC. We are also affiliated with Asian Federation of Therapeutic Communities ( AFTC ) based in the Phillipines, Daytop Inc in New York, PERTAPIS Singapore, AIN SocietySingapore and National Anti-Drugs Agency Malaysia.

    PENGASIH will continue to strive for excellence in our Therapeutic Community efforts.

  • Our Views On Drugs

    Datuk Yunus Pathi

    Drug abuse is not a new issue. It is how governments of the world look at it.

    At one time, drug was a trading commodity. But since the Geneva Convention (No.1) in 1925, Geneva Convention (No.2) in 1931 and New York Narcotics Declaration in 1961, governments started rethinking about the impacts of drug abuse on societies.

    Now NGOs, such as PENGASIH, are taking initiatives and efforts towards demand reduction.

    In drug abuse syndrome, prevention is better than cure. PENGASIH reaches out to all communities in awareness campaigns. We would like to prevent anyone from doping and to intervene those who are about to be swallowed into the vicious drug life. For this purpose, we utilize all forms of media such as TV, Radio, Print, the Internet, Exhibitions and Seminars, extensively.

    PENGASIH reaches out to drug users in their shooting galleries, people on the streets, students at school, academicians in colleges, fishermen and farmers and shoppers in plazas. At the same time, we strengthen our communication channels by networking with parliamentarians, activists, public figures, religious bodies and civil authorities.

    And for those who are unfortunate to have fallen into the drug entrapment, PENGASIH is giving them hope to return to their communities in sober condition.

    Continuous recovery from addiction is the main goal of all former drug users. It is not an easy path to take, filled with a haphazard assortment of challenges and difficulties. Only those who are steadfast enough will continue with the recovery path. They are usually well equipped with the right knowledge, skills, support and genuine sincerity.

    PENGASIH offers opportunities to recovering users the much needed knowledge, skills and support during their treatment and rehabilitation. However, we know that this is not enough. We need to strengthen the program by giving treatment to the families of recovering users as well.

    Families suffered greatly when their partners, children or siblings were hooked on drugs. The trauma the families faced are mostly unpleasant, damaging and bitter. They must be treated as well for their psychological injuries. Our first step is to rekindle hope, gain trust and mend broken ties between them. Then we need to prepare families on how to manage recovering users when they return home. They must know the right way to monitor recovery progress and deal with their issues, properly.

    As seen from PENGASIH’s past experience, family support has major impact on former users. Former users try harder to maintain in their path of recovery and they became productive citizens. They are ready to help each other in self-help groups.

    To achieve even better and faster results in the fight against drug abuse, local communities and Governments must support the efforts of NGOs. Support means moral support, material support, logistical support as well as financial support. Only then will we, the citizens of the world, be able to taste the pleasure of having successful demand reduction results.

    Yunus Pathi

  • PENGASIH Malaysia bekerjasama dengan pelbagai badan domestik atau antarabangsa dalam program latihan, simposium, seminar, ceramah, kempen dan temuseru. Di antara rakankongsi kami ialah Syarikat Swasta, Badana Berkanun, Jabatan Agama, Kolej, Universiti, Kementerian, Agensi Penguatkuasaan, Majlis Perbandaran dan Dewan Bandaraya.PENGASIH Malaysia works closely with various domestic and international bodies. Most of the joint efforts are training program, symposiums, talk shows, seminars, campaigns and outreach. Some of our partners are private enterprises, public listed companies, religious departments, universities, colleges, government ministries, enforcement agencies and city halls.

    Program Kenali Anak Kita - Sebuah Kerjasama dengan PETRONAS.

    Know Our Child is a 2-year awareness program sponsored by PETRONAS.

    Di antara kerjasama domestik yang akrab adalah dengan:

    • Agensi Anti-Dadah Kebangsaan
    • Kementerian Kesihatan
    • Polis DiRaja Malaysia
    • Kementerian Pertahanan
    • Kementerian Pelajaran
    • Khazanah Berhad
    • PETRONAS
    • Jabatan Agama Islam Wilayah
    • Jabatan Agama Islam Kelantan
    • Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor
    • Jabatan Agama Islam Johor
    • Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah
    • Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur
    • Majlis Perbandaran Kajang
    • IPTA/IPTS – UMS, UPM, UUM, UM, USM, KUIS
    Di kalangan badan antarabangsa yang kami bekerjasama secara aktif ialah:

    • Colombo Plan (Drug Advisory Program),
    • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime,
    • World Federation of Therapeutic Communities,
    • Japan International Cooperation Agency
    • Daytop Inc
    • Badan Anti Narkoba Indonesia
    • Maldivian Narcotics Board
    • Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan
    • International Narcotics Law & Enforcement Agency, US Dept of State

    Program Latihan untuk para Doktor dari Afghanistan - Sebuah Program Kerjasama dengan Colombo Plan. A training programme for Afghan Doctors sponsored by Colombo Plan.
    Program Latihan untuk para Doktor di Lahore, Pakistan - Sebuah Program Kerjasama dengan Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan.

    A training program for Psychiatrist, Psychologist and NGOS in Lahore, Pakistan, a joint project with Anti Narcotics Force of Pakistan.

    PENGASIH telah melatih ramai peserta dari luar negara seperti Indonesia, Maldives, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Sri Lanka, Afrika Selatan, Jepun, Korea dan juga peserta dari beberapa buah negara Eropah.

    Latihan diberikan adalah teknik pemulihan dan rawatan Kelompok Terapeutik. Lanjutan daripada program latihan yang diberikan oleh PENGASIH, kini banyak Komunti Terapeutik dibangunkan di merata-rata tempat di Asia.


    To enhance our knowledge and skills as well as share our capabilities with others, we are active internationally. We are affiliated with Colombo Plan (Drug Advisory Program), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, World Federation of Therapeutic Communities, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Daytop Inc, Badan Anti Narkoba Indonesia, Maldivian Narcotics Board, Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan, International Narcotics Law & Enforcement Agency, US Dept of State

    We welcome all enquiries from associations, government agencies and companies who are interested to work together with us.

  • Di bawah ialah sebahagian daripada berita tempatan dan antarabangsa berkaitan PENGASIH.

    Below is a short list of news items about PENGASIH picked up by local and international media: