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KUALA LUMPUR: The Prison Community Service Programme, has been a big success, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) told the Dewan on Wednesday.
He said among the factors that contributed to the success of the programme was the exposure of the prisoners to basic skill courses like reflexology, agriculture, fishery, building maintenance, hair grooming and repairing cars.
"By giving them knowledge and skills, the prisoners are able to be independent to earn a living," he said in his reply to Datuk Ismail Mohamed Said (BN - Kuala Krau) during the question and answer session in the Dewan Rakyat.
He said 2,713 inmates have been involved in the programme since it was introduced in 2010.
"Up until May this year, 1,827 inmates have been released," he said.
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