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In conjunction with Human Rights Day today, I>StarTwo/Ilooks at the lot of the Malaysian prisoner, his/her right to humane treatment, and what is being done to help convicts rehabilitate and return to the fold of society.
OVERCROWDING in Malaysian prisons has been a perennial complaint. In fact, it tends to hamper the effective implementation of correctional procedures as well as adherence to international standards for correctional facilities such as the United Nations Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (SMR).
Suhakam has been assured by the Education Ministry that parents living in very remote areas with no schooling facilities will not be penalised if they cannot send their kids to school.