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Tuesday October 29, 2013 MYT 11:45:52 AM
by oh chin eng
Mohd Sobri (second right) and Nandakumar (third right) presenting the Deepavali cookies to the inmates at the Penang Prison yesterday.
GEORGE TOWN: Although he has six more months to serve before his release, a 46-year-old prison inmate longs for his family, especially with Deepavali around the corner.
The man, who has two children aged between 10 and 20, is serving a two-year jail term in the Penang Prison for drug possession.
“What I miss most is definitely my family.
He promised to turn over a new leaf and help out his family with their cattle farming business once he is freed.
He was among nine Hindu inmates who received packets of Deepavali cookies from the Malaysia Hindhu-dharma Mamandram Penang branch and Om Shakti charitable organisations at the prison.
Malaysia Hindhudharma Maman-dram Penang branch deputy president D.S.V. Nandakumar stressed that the public should not exclude ex-convicts from the society.
Some 2,500 packets of Deepavali cookies were distributed to the Hindu inmates in Penang Prison as well as the Seberang Prai Prison Complex in Sungai Jawi.
Penang Prisons deputy director Mohd Sobri Mahadzir thanked the society for visiting the inmates for the past 33 years.
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