KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 (Bernama) -- The Prison Department is keen to use a Swiss-made high-tech pistol (less lethal weapon) that does not kill but is capable of restricting the movement of aggressive inmates.
Prison Department director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Omar said the use of pepper guns was an effective precautionary measure in line with current needs in managing prisoners in jail.
"This weapon can also be used in the event of fights and riots in prisons.
"It also reduces the risk of injury to the individual shot," he said after receiving five units of the less lethal weapon - JPX Piexon from the company Fortress Defence Sdn Bhd at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) Exhibition and the National Security (Natsec) Asia 2018 here, today.
Zulkifli, who received the weapon on behalf of the Prison Department, said they still use the electric shock weapon that could only shoot one individual at any one time.....