Prisons Dept mulls using public buildings to hold MCO violators: Sources

Hariz Mohd

Modified 14 Apr 2020, 10:12 pm

CORONAVIRUS | Following the government's announcement that all movement control order (MCO) violators would no longer be issued a compound and will instead be charged in court, the Prisons Department is looking at an unexplored option to avoid further overcrowding at its facilities nationwide.

Sources said the department might turn to other buildings that are available and suitable to be used as detention facilities, and turn them into temporary prisons to house the new convicts...

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