Parliament to mull Transfer of Prisoners bill in upcoming session


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  • Friday, 14 Sep 2012

PUTRAJAYA: The Government will table the International Transfer of Prisoners (TOP) bill 2012 when parliament reconvenes this Sept 24, in a bid to bring home Malaysians locked up abroad.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the bill, if passed, would also help ease congestion in Malaysian jails where nearly 30% of its occupants are foreign nationals.

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