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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tuesday January 4, 2011

Indian national ‘overstays’ prison term by 32 months

OTHER NEWS & VIEWS
Compiled by CHRISTINA TAN, IZATUN SHARI and A. RAMAN


AN Indian citizen has been languishing in a detention centre for more than 36 months despite being sentenced to a four-month jail term for illegal entry, reported Tamil Nesan.

It said that S. Nallusamy, 37, was frustrated with his predicament that he had asked for poison from a social worker who visited him at the Lenggeng detention centre.

Nallusamy’s plight came to light when social worker S. Kamalanathan was contacted by the man’s family in Tiruchy, India.

He was earlier detained by the Immigration in 2007 for not having travel documents after entering Malaysia in 2002.

Kamalanathan said he was told by immigration officers that they had submitted documents to the Indian High Commission to enable Nallusamy to be repatriated back to India after completing his sentence. However, they had not received any reply.

> Makkal Osai reported that Seri Muda state assemblyman Shuhaimi Shafie has come to the assistance of a family with six children in Kampung Jala in Shah Alam, who have been dependent on rain water for their daily needs for several months.

It was reported that the water supply to their house was disconnected after they failed to settle a RM700 bill which arose due to underground water leakage. Four of the children stopped schooling as the family was unable to purchase exercise books, uniforms and shoes.

Souece: The Star

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