Nur Jazlan to visit filthy and overcrowded detention centres

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Deputy Home Minister Nur Jazlan Mohamed has said he will visit immigration detention centres following a Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) report that highlighted filthy and overcrowded conditions at one such centre.

“I will go visit the centres and see what can be improved. But it is a question of budget as well,” he said when contacted today.

When asked when the visits would be made, Nur Jazlan said he would be going “as soon as possible,” but mentioned he was currently busy visiting police lockups after Suhakam reported on the inhumane conditions discovered at a lockup in Pulai, Johor Baru last month.

After a recent spot-check conducted at the Tanah Merah Immigration Depot in Kelantan, Suhakam chief commissioner Razali Ismail described it as being overcrowded and filthy, with poor ventilation and blocked toilets...

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