MoHA Union Minister inspects Pathein, Insein, Toungoo prisons

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Union Minister Lt-Gen Soe Htut inspects the jail kitchen.

State Administration Council member Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Soe Htut inspected the Pathein Prison together with Ayeyawady Region Security and Border Affairs Minister Colonel Moe Min Naing and departmental officials under the ministry on 11 January.
During the meeting with prison officials, the director of the Ayeyawady Region Prison Department reported on the prison protests that occurred on 6 January and measures conducted by prison staff and security force members as per the procedures of the prison handbook.
Then, the Union minister instructed those responsible to take necessary measures so that such prison unrest do not occur again and to draft the plans with the experiences from that cases including advantages and disadvantages in detail.
He then checked the prison central prison outpost, prisoners/detainee dormitories, kitchen, rations warehouse, place where prisoner/detainee launched unrest on 6 January, their materials and destroyed security equipment.
During the inspection, the Union minister also instructed officials to focus on security, conduct 24-hour patrol to prevent security breaches, systematic inspection of dormitories by cooperating with the police force as the restricted materials are sent to prisons, avoid bribes, do regular weapon training, provide meals, healthcare and vocational issues to the inmates and apply strict administration under the existing law, orders and directives.
Afterwards, the Union minister and party met with the prison staff and families and provided kitchen utensils and cash.
The Union minister and party also inspected the Luggage X-Ray Scanner operations at the parcel reception office and parcel scanning division of Insein Prison, CCTV Control Room and preparation of breakfast for inmates yesterday.
Then, they went to Training School for Prison Staff (Insein) and inspected the dormitories, classrooms and dining rooms. They also enjoyed breakfast together with the trainees of No 107 Basic Training Course of Private Level and provided cash to the trainees.
At noon, the Union minister and party went to Toungoo Prison in Bago Region and inspected the prison compound and instructed matters related to security, meals, healthcare services for inmates including prisoners with HIV/AIDS and proper prescription of prison doctors for the released prisoners with HIV/AIDS. – MNA/KTZH

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