Or is an absence of a response indicative that it has fallen on 'deaf ears' and the Minister or his Minisitry and/or the Government has yet to take any actions.
This kind of lack of response, after a while, would result in Malaysians and others just not wasting time asking anything of the Ministers, Ministry and/or government for after all they do not even show the minimum respect to people by their total lack of response...
Was there any investigations done as to cause of the Leptospirosis - was it contaminated food/drinking water coming from the food providers, was it from within the camp? Did the Detention Camp have a problem of sick animals - like rats, etc? Has it been taken care of yet?
What about healthcare? If a person suffering from Leptospirosis was given prompt medical/healthcare he will most likely recover? So, with regard the deaths, an explanation for the delay and the deaths need answers?
Since then, there have been another 6 deaths by reason of Leptospirosis at the KLIA Detention Centre (See post:-LEPTOSPIROSIS CAUSES DEATH OF ANOTHER 6 BURMESE IN DETENTION IN MALAYSIA DENIAL OF HEALTHCARE IS A VIOLATION OF RIGHT TO LIFE)
There has also been death of 2 other Burmese from the Lenggeng Detention Centre. The Hospital in Seremban did not tell friends/relatives whether it was Leptospirosis or what disease. The hospital allegedly only told them that death was caused by disease... (See earlier post:- 2 more Burmese migrants die in detention. Was it Leptospirosis again? Would hygienic conditions and proper healthcare prevented these deaths?)
25th May, 2009
Dato' Sri Liow Tiong Lai,
Minister of Health
Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
Block E1, E6, E7 & E10, Kompleks E,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62590 Putrajaya, MALAYSIA
Please find enclosed this Joint Statement of 113 organizations and groups, from all over the world, dated 23/5/2009, entitled “Death Of 2 Burmese Indicative Of State Of Detention Places In Malaysia - Denial Of Healthcare Is A Violation Of Right To Life”
This is our complaint and concerns brought about by reason of the recent deaths of 2 persons in the Juru Detention Centre, in
. The call is also for an improvement of hygiene and cleanliness in all detention places. Penang, Malaysia
We also call for an improved healthcare policy and practice at all detention places, which we verily believe will certainly reduce the unnecessary loss of life and suffering.
We wish to state that the statement speaks for itself, and if there is need for further information and clarification, feel free to contact us [Charles Hector (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pranom Somwong (Bee) (email@example.com) at 019-2371 300]
Kindly acknowledge receipt, and we would appreciate being kept informed of steps taken in response to this statement.
Charles Hector Pranom Somwong
For and on behalf of the said 113 Organisations/Groups
Lot3585A, Kampung Lubuk Layang,
Batu 3, Jalan Mentakab,
Tel: 019-2371 300