15 October 2020 – Penang Remand Prison placed under enhanced MCO

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Corrections / Justice
Level of Jurisdiction: Penang Remand Prison, PG
Lead People/Agency: Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob

Overview: The Penang Remand Prison and the prison officers’ quarters is placed under an enhanced movement control order (MCO) to control the spread of COVID-19, especially to stop infections within the community.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2020/10/13/covid-19-penang-remand-prison-officers039-quarters-under-enhanced-mco-from-oct-15

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Inmates in the Penang Remand Prison had tested positive for COVID-19.