Saturday, February 05, 2022

7th Death in Police Custody in 2022 - like Covid, the number of cases in police custody are sky-rocketing this year? Other deaths in custody????

Stop arresting and/or remanding suspects in police lock ups for the purpose of investigations. Some like Najib did not even spend any time in remand at a police lock-up. There is really no necessity to keep suspects in police custody - they can always be released on police bail, to return when the investigation officer needs to him for further investigations. Too many suspects spend days in the lock-up, and never really is seen by investigating officers. If a suspect takes a position that he will exercise his 'right to silence' - what use to keep him in detention? Maybe for an identification parade - well, that can be done in a day or 2...Remember, one is presumed innocent until proven guilty. If the police/prosecutor is convinced that he/she is guilty - then charge him in court fast...

Was there CCTV recordings - remember Home Minister assured us that CCTVs will be installed in all lock-ups by the end of the year.

The lock-up conditions is WORSE than prison conditions - this must change, and lock-ups must be IMPROVED as they are only housing the suspect - not even the accused person or a convicted prisoner. A perusal of the SUHAKAM report will show us pictures too of how bad lock-up conditions are - see Deaths in Police Custody a Thematic Study on Lock-Up Conditions and Factors Contributing to The Death (2016)

Seventh custody death, this time in Klang lock-up

FMT Reporters
- February 4, 2022 7:46 PM

Bukit Aman’s integrity and standards compliance department said it would investigate the death of the 35-year-old man.

PETALING JAYA: A 35-year-old man detained for drug possession at a police station in Klang was found dead yesterday morning.

Bukit Aman integrity and standards compliance department director Azri Ahmad said the man was found unconscious at 6.50am at the Pandamaran police station and was declared dead at 7.30am.

He said the cause of death was yet to be ascertained.

“The suspect was on a three-day remand to be investigated under Section 12(2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. He was initially arrested on Feb 1. We will investigate the death,” Azri said in a statement.

This was the seventh death reported by Bukit Aman this year, with the latest being yesterday, involving a 38-year-old detainee in a drug use case at a prison in Kuantan. - FMT,


See earlier posts:-

6th Death in Police Custody of 2022 > Has the Coroner(the Sessions Court Judge) already viewed the body, at site of death, started investigation? 

Contempt Proceedings Against Home Minister and Others for failure to complete inquest in death in custody cases as directed by the Judiciary?


In January 2022, the reported deaths in police custody are as follows:-

a)      13/1/2022 - a 63 year old man, who would probably be alive, died in a police lock-up at the Taiping district police headquarters (IPD), Perak.

b)     16/1/2022 -  37-year-old man died at the Pengkalan Chepa police station at 4.35pm.

c)      28/1/2022 - 38-year-old detainee died at the Marang police station lock-up in Terengganu on Friday (Jan 28), and

d)     29/1/2022 -  38-year-old man died while in police custody in Kuala Kangsar, Perak


5th Death in Police Custody of 2022 - Myanmar national, Kajang district police headquarters - died on Wednesday. A local apparently caught and brought the foreigner to the police - the likelihood of it being 'sudden death' is little - was there force exerted or other things done before the foreigner was delivered to the police?

6th Death in Police Custody of 2022 - 38-year-old detainee was brought to the Indera Mahkota centralised lock-up last Tuesday to attend a hearing under Section 15(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 today(3/2/2022) - died on 2/2/2022.[There is a similarity to the first case, where this person ought not even been in a police lock-up, which are for suspects investigated - not for persons already accused(charged) in court- this need to be looked into...]

See earlier relevant posts:-

Contempt Proceedings Against Home Minister and Others for failure to complete inquest in death in custody cases as directed by the Judiciary?

If proper procedure followed, 63 year old accused will be alive today, and not died in a police lock-up

Other relevant posts:- 

2022 2nd Death in Police Custody(16th Jan) - Pengkalan Chepa. Coroner - Tell us how he died? 

3rd Death in Police Custody in 2022 - at this rate, for 2022 we will get 36? All police lockups have CCTV by end 2021

4th death in police custody in 2022...Where is the Coroner - has he seen the body, started investigations,...??


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