KUALA LUMPUR, March 22 (Bernama) -- District parole offices nationwide are open as usual during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period from March 18 to March 31.
However, the Home Affairs Ministry, in its list of frequently-asked questions issued today said parole release has been postponed until April 1.
The ministry said in the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, all operations involving visits, release, transfers and movement of inmates have also been temporarily halted.
“The temporary postponement involves all inmates meeting with families, lawyers, police, and embassy officials. It also includes the transfer of inmates to other institutions,” the ministry said.
Meanwhile, the statement said, at the moment, 29 National Registration Department (NRD) offices nationwide remain open with counter operations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. only for applications for new identity cards due to damage or loss.
“First-time applications (12 years old) can be delayed until the end of the MCO,” the statement said.
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