13 November 2020 – Social visits to Deepavali prison suspended

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice, Media/Arts/Culture
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Malaysian Prisons Department

Overview: Malaysian Prisons Department suspends social visits for Deepavali to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/11/13/prisons-dept-physical-deepavali-visits-suspended-inmates-can-use-skype-prepaid-phone-calls-to-reach-out-to-family

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat