BUKIT LANJAN: Enough is enough! Launch measures to check growing number of deaths of police detainees!

Ahmad Zahid gave a complete racial breakdown of the deceased: 1,037 were Malays, 222 ethnic Chinese, 182 ethnic Indians, 28 from other ethnicities, and 185 foreigners. — AFP pic
Over 1,600 deaths in custody since 2010, DPM reveals
BY KAMLES KUMAR
Monday March 13, 2017
12:23 PM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, March 13 — There have been 1,654 deaths in custody cases since 2010 until February this year, Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi divulged today. The deputy prime minister in a written parliamentary reply gave assurance that the police will not compromise or protect any police or enforcement officers who are suspected of violence resulting in injuries or death in custody. "The statistics for death in custody from 2010 to February 2017 is 1,654 people, while the occupants received further treatment at the hospital from diseases like HIV, cancer, heart attack, blood issues, lungs, TB, asthma and other diseases," he said in his response to DAP MP Kasthuri Patto. Ahmad Zahid also gave a complete racial breakdown of the deceased: 1,037 were Malays, 222 ethnic Chinese, 182 ethnic Indians, 28 from other ethnicities, and 185 foreigners for more, go to http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/over-1600-deaths-in-custody-since-2010-dpm-reveals

BUKIT LANJAN: Enough is enough! Launch measures to check growing number of deaths of police detainees!

A 38-year-old man has died in police custody in a lock-up in Shah Alam.

The death adds to the list of 1,654 detainees who died while in police custody from 2010 to February 2017.

“Whether a detainee dies due to illness or due to torture, it tarnishes the image of Polis di-Raja Malaysia,” Gerakan Deputy Speaker Syed Abdul Razak Alsagoff said.

“If a detainee dies due to torture and beatings, that is naturally unacceptable and those responsible for inflicting the fatal injuries cannot be forgiven.

“They are not licenced to kill,” he added.

Syed Razak said: “For detainees who died due to natural causes or illness, the question arises whether the detainees were given proper access to medical assistance and treatment.

“There is also the question of whether the police lockups are health hazards,” he added.

Lawyers for Liberty director Eric Paulsen claimed the lack of prosecution or conviction in past custodial death cases proved that the authorities are not serious in wanting to tackle the problem. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Lawyers group: Police not serious in tackling lockup deaths
BY SYED JAYMAL ZAHIID
Sunday February 26, 2017
03:27 PM GMT+8
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Following the death of yet another detainee in police custody today, a lawyers group alleged the authorities have done little to improve its procedures to prevent detainees from dying in lockups. Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) director Eric Paulsen claimed the lack of prosecution or conviction in past custodial death cases proved that the authorities are not serious in wanting to tackle the problem. “At the root cause of deaths in custody is the lack of seriousness of PDRM and the government in tackling custodial deaths,” Paulsen told Malay Mail Online. “How many deaths in custody over the last decade and how many policemen are actually prosecuted, sacked or disciplined?” he added … for more, go to http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/lawyers-group-police-not-serious-in-tackling-lockup-deaths

Syed Razak, who is Gerakan’s nominee to contest N.37 Bukit Lanjan in the May 9 14th General Election (GE14), said the number of detainees dying in police custody “must be reduced at all cost”.

“It is affecting the image of the police force and also the confidence of the public in the officers of the law,” he added.

Syed Razak urged Bukit Aman (federal police) to look into custodial deaths seriously and “implement measures to help improve the health and safety of detainees”.

Here’s what The Star Online posted:

"Man, 38, dies in police custody in Shah Alam

NATION
Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018
11:51 AM MYT
by farik zolkepli





SHAH ALAM: A 38-year-old man, who was held for suspected involvement in organised crime, has died while in police custody.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said the suspect was found unconscious at the Shah Alam central lockup at about 8.20pm on Tuesday (April 17).

"He was then sent to Shah Alam Hospital for treatment.

"However, he was later pronounced dead by the hospital's medical officer at about 9.05pm," he said when contacted on Wednesday (April 18).

A post-mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death, added Comm Mazlan.

"A team from the Petaling Jaya Health office will also conduct checks on the lockup. All detainees as well as personnel there might have a viral sickness," he said.
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