Monday, January 8, 2018

Anwar Ibrahim's Get Out of Jail Card

Prisons Department director-general Zulkifli Omar announced on Sunday that Anwar Ibrahim is to be released from prison on June 08, 2018. 

He was reported as saying that this was based on the calculation of the days he spent in jail under his sentence in accordance with Section 44 of the Prison Act (1995) and Rule No. 43 (1)(a) of the Prisons Regulations. 

Zulkifli was quoted by The Sun as saying that the Act and the Regulations allow a one-third remission from the original sentencing to any inmate who has carried out his sentence for more than a month. 

Anwar’s actual release date falls on June 10, but as it is a Sunday and the preceding day a Saturday, he would be released two days earlier on Friday, a working day. 

Zulkifli also said that the prisons department and the Sungai Buloh Prison where Anwar was being held had not received any warrant or order from the government to change the release date. 

Anwar is serving a five-year jail term.

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