Published: Monday October 15, 2012 MYT 4:42:00 PM
Updated: Monday October 15, 2012 MYT 10:08:58 PM
Minor crime offenders to be placed in 5 mini prisons
KUALA LUMPUR: Offenders of minor crimes will be placed in five mini prisons in military camps under the Correctional Rehabilitation Programme (PPP) via the National Blue Ocean Strategy, parliament was told on Monday.
Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad said via PPP, the offenders will undergo rehabilitation programmes designed by the Prisons Department with cooperation of the Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Ministry, Women, Family and Community Development Ministry and the Defence Ministry.
"PPP is also aimed at reducing recidivism among prisoners or Supervised Persons (ODS)," he said in reply to a question from Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (BN-Lenggong).
Shamsul Anuar wanted to know the impact of programmes via the National Blue Ocean Strategy on the Finance Ministry and the people.
Abdul Latiff said the planned programmes for offenders of minor crimes were also in line with the National Key Result Areas (NKRA) to reduce street crimes. - Bernama