State to con­sider sep­a­rat­ing pris­on­ers

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KUALA TERENG­GANU: The state govern­ment is will­ing to con­sider a pro­posal from the Tereng­ganu Syariah High Court to sep­a­rate syariah and civil case of­fend­ers in prison.

Menteri Be­sar Dr Ah­mad Sam­suri Mokhtar said the state govern­ment would hold more dis­cus­sions on the pro­posal.

“I take this se­ri­ously (the pro­posal) and the state govern­ment will look at the good and bad sides of the sug­ges­tion, and whether it is within the scope of the state or Fed­eral Govern­ment.

“We will look at it com­pre­hen­sively and not rush into it,” he said af­ter at­tend­ing the state-level Na­tional Sports Day 2018 cel­e­bra­tion here yes­ter­day.

Tereng­ganu Syarie Judge Ka­mal­ru­azmi Is­mail had pro­posed that syariah of­fend­ers be sep­a­rated from civil case of­fend­ers while serv­ing their sen­tence in jail.

PIC BY ROZAINAH ZAKARIA

Menteri Be­sar Dr Ah­mad Sam­suri Mokhtar (right) lead­ing par­tic­i­pants in the state Na­tional Sports Day cel­e­bra­tion in Kuala Tereng­ganu yes­ter­day.

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