Panel reviewing Sosma to hold a third meeting


PETALING JAYA: The special committee tasked to review the Security Offen­ces (Special Measures) Act 2012 (Sosma) will hold a third meeting this week.

Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim (pic) said the committee was made up of Insti­tution Reforms Committee, Attorney General’s Chambers, Suhakam, police, lawyers and academicians.

He said the ministry was aware of the hunger strike at the Sungai Buloh Prison.

“We were made aware that some of the detainees did not eat breakfast on Friday and the following day the families held a gathering outside the prison to express their dismay over Sosma which has yet to be repealed.

“The health and welfare of the prisoners will continue to be taken care of in line with the Prison Act and rules,” he said in a statement yesterday.

Alwi said the prisoners involved were in good condition and would be continuously monitored while the prison medical officers were on standby at all times.

“Food will continue to be served according to schedule and they will still be allowed to meet with their families and lawyers,” he added.

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