Suhakam uncovers another filthy detention centre

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The Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has uncovered yet another detention centre that is so filthy that even those working there are falling sick.

This time round, the subject of their spot check was the Tanah Merah Immigration Depot in Kelantan.

According to Suhakam chairperson Razali Ismail, the facility was overcrowded, dirty, had poor ventilation, lacked a recreation area and had blocked toilets.

"Due to the extremely poor conditions, even the facility staff faced serious health problems.

"It is Suhakam's view that the poor conditions may further contribute to mental health concerns of both detainees and staff," said Razali in a statement today...

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