The human rights body also rues the lack of improvement in police procedures when dealing with sick detainees.
UPDATED 4.16PM | Suaram calls for IGP's resignation for 'poor track record' in handling custodial death cases.
UPDATED 4.25PM | A senior cop admits it's a 'serious breach of procedure', but says it cannot be helped as he cannot turn detainees away.
Man dies during remand hearing, but no inquest has been initiated.
Gang-robbery suspect L Thuraisinggam was also beaten by fellow inmates and subjected to a forced confession, claims human rights body.
UPDATED 6.30PM | Inspector Mohaneswaran also tells a public inquiry he did not introduce himself to the detainees during interrogation.
Malacca police deny report saying the man died in police custody.
UPDATED 12.04PM | The cops charged with the murder walk free yet again, laments lawyer Surendran.
Other causes of death include HIV, asthma, heart attack and suicide.
'There can be no more compromises on custodial death cases as the numbers have reached a worrying level.'
COMMENT | Many have voiced concerns on the persistence of custodial deaths in Malaysia.
M Thanaseelan's family wants Bukit Aman police to probe the case for culpable homicide.
We know any investigation by the police would be an internal process, says DAP's Charles Santiago.
It is highly imperative for the ministers and government officials to be careful in releasing important facts and figures, especially in relation to any information that only the government is privy to.
UPDATED 2.42PM | Investigation began a day after Thanaseelan was found dead on Feb 25, says its chairperson.
There is yet another death in police custody, barely three weeks after Balamurugan Suppiah made the news.
Lawyers point out that lock-up rules specifically require police to look after detainee's well-being.
Family's lawyer wonders why AG's Chambers behaving like defence lawyer for the police.
A sentry found him unconcious in a cell, but when medical help arrives, it was too late.
The officer is believed to have defied a magistrate's order to free Balamurugan, send him to hospital.
COMMENT | Until we establish ‘all lives matter’ as our primary truth, we are far from being a civilised society.
UPDATED 12.19PM | The 2nd post mortem allegedly reveals multiple injuries on the North Klang IPD victim.
On Jan15, a detainee named Soh Kai Chiok died at the lock-up of the Bera district police headquarters.
Born in Thailand, Balamurugan's daughter, 14, has lived in Malaysia since she was three.
UPDATED 11.46AM | Judge allows request by Balamurugan's family for second post-mortem to be conducted at HKL.
UPDATED 3.02PM | 'Today we have a wife without a husband, a daughter without a father, and a family without an elder son.'
MP SPEAKS | Proposals by EAIC and Suhakam should be made binding and enforceable.
Commission says police did not send Balamurugan, who died in a rest room, to a lock-up after 6pm.
The human rights group urges an inquest into S Balamurugan's death.
It says the investigation will be performed transparently, independently and free of prejudice.