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