Abdul Karim asked Fattahula at least five times between January and June 2020 for information about other prisoners, including their location, according to court documents.

Fattahullah admitted that he provided the information in hopes that Abdul Karim, who is known to be disruptive, would not cause him any trouble during the night shift.

The SPS referred the case to the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) and suspended two prison guards. Both have since resigned.

“All SPS staff are trained in the proper handling of confidential information,” SPS said.

“Regular bulletins will also be distributed to SPS staff to emphasize the importance of protecting confidential information and of remaining professional at all times when dealing with inmates.”

The consequences of violating these regulations are also made clear to SPS staff, he said, adding that it takes unauthorized access and communication of sensitive information seriously.

“SPS staff found to have done so will be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law, including, as in this case, being prosecuted in court,” SPS said.

The trial of another former prison officer, Muhammad Zul Helmi Abdul Latip, charged with similar charges is ongoing.

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