Hornbill Unleashed

February 24, 2014

25pct of S’wak’s 1,287 inmates are foreigners

Filed under: Corruption,Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 7:00 AM
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bernama

Sarawak currently has about 1,287 inmates in its six prisons state-wide, director of the state Prison Department, Abdul Kadir  Rais said in Sibu today.

Of the number, 25 percent are foreigners, he told reporters after presenting a paper at a crime prevention briefing session with 600 secondary students and the National Service Training camp participants from the Bumimas and Junaco Park Camps, at the Civic Centre.

The one-day function was organised by the state branch of the Malaysian Anti-Crime Foundation (Yayasan Pencegahan Jenayah Malaysia).

Abdul Kadir said the figure also included 30 individuals on parole and 41 on death row, mostly for committing murders.

“On juvenile offenders, we have 59 serving their term. We have sent another 55 to the Henry Gurney School in Keningau, Sabah.

“There is a plan to set up such a correctional facility in Kuching. This is at the request of parents. We hope to set up this school either by next year, the latest,” he said.

Earlier in his briefing, he said the crime situation in the state was still very much under control.

“If you want to compare, the Kajang prison which is just one of the prisons in Selangor, there are more than 5,000 inmates,” he said.

Abdul Kadir said his department was still identifying a suitable site for the new Sibu Prison since the current one was small and located within population centres and schools.

– Bernama

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2 Comments »

  1. Sarawak 25% and Sabah even worse, 95%!

    Comment by Sharpshooter — February 25, 2014 @ 12:33 AM | Reply

  2. Why is the nation so engrossed about correctional facility and foreign workers detention centres.? For the former,why can’t the authority see most crimes are committed by disadvantaged citizens due to economic needs. While they are young the society should “build more fishing boats’ to teach them how to fish. Giving them fish at later stage is defeating. When they run of fish they commit more crimes to get fishes. For serious cases like murders,jail is not their home but psychiatric centre or orang gila centre. Because I believe only orang gila can commit murders. For the foreigners I don’t see the need to feed them free curry rice when I have to buy curry rice at RM6 at hawker stall. Instead detaining them they should be make to work in enclosed farms. They should eat from their own efforts and the rest of produce should be sold to buy their fares back to their respective countries.

    Comment by loyarburok — February 24, 2014 @ 11:19 AM | Reply


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