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Nurul Izzah urges prison reform, says poor are disproportionately penalised
Published:  Jul 29, 2020 9:26 AM
Updated: 9:26 AM

PARLIAMENT | The correlation between poverty and crime must be recognised and tackled in the 12th Malaysia Plan, PKR's Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar told Parliament today.

Citing a Universiti Malaya study entitled “Poverty and delinquency: A qualitative study on selected juvenile offenders in Malaysia”, she said that there was a clear relationship between the commission of offences by juveniles and a background of poverty.

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