SOME 9,757 foreigners are portion sentences in Malaysian prisons adult to a initial 6 months of this year.
Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Abdul Rahim Mohd Radzi pronounced they form about 27 percent of a 36,728 jail inmates nationwide.
“This figure is not shocking though we contingency acknowledge that a some-more unfamiliar prisoners than internal prisoners in Sabah.
“Of a sum 1,300 prisoners in Sabah, some 1,020 are foreigners,” he told reporters after shutting a 1KDN Family Carnival during Kajang Prison Complex nearby here today.
Rahim pronounced to assuage overcrowding in prisons, inmates would be relocated to other prisons to safeguard that a series of prisoners was balanced.
“As for unfamiliar prisoners, we don’t wish a emanate of overcrowding in prisons turn a weight to a nation and ministry,” he added.
Some 3,600 of 4,100 prisoners underneath a release complement had finished their release duration and were released.
“Less than one percent of prisoners underneath a release complement were re-arrested by confidence army for violating a terms including repeating rapist offences.”
Reference: Prison Ministry Malaysia(4)