Suhakam: Address crowded prisons

PETALING JAYA: The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has urged the government to consider releasing those remanded for petty and non-violent crimes to reduce overcrowding in prisons in order to check the spread of Covid-19.

Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph also hoped that the government would take a rehabilitative approach when dealing with drug users as they make up a large number of those in prisons.

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