Special teams to work on improving detention depot security

Source: http://www.mmail.com.my/content/53524-special-teams-work-improving-detention-depot-security
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 15:59:00


The Home Ministry will send five special teams to several countries to undergo training on the management of detention depots.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said, among the countries identified to help the ministry improve management of Malaysia’s detention depots are Australia, Holland, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Thailand.

"Besides that, the ministry has also set up the Depot Management Department which consists of RELA members, the Prisons Department and the Immigration Department, whereby their skills will be integrated to manage and administer the depots," he said in response to a question from Kuala Krau Member of Parliament, Datuk Ismail Mohamed, at the Dewan Rakyat today on the number of foreign detainees nationwide and the security measures taken to ensure cases of foreign detainees escaping from depots did not recur.

Hishammuddin said the ministry has also taken the appropriate corrective and safety measures to tighten security in detention depots.

Earlier this month, the Finance Ministry approved a RM100 million allocation for the Home Ministry to increase security of detention depots nationwide.

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