APPGM: Seizing buildings as detention depots may cause Covid-19 outbreak

Modified 25 Jan 2021, 2:07 am

A bipartisan parliamentary group has spoken out against the government's proposal to temporarily seize buildings as depots for detainees as a measure to reduce overcrowding in prisons, fearing that such a move could cause Covid-19 outbreaks.

In a statement yesterday, the All Party Parliamentary Group Malaysia for the Reform of All Places of Detention (APPGM) said opening up more prisons or temporary places of detention can potentially make the problem much worse...

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