How many more must die before the gov't takes action?

COMMENT | The M'sian Bar reiterates the call to establish the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission.
  George Varughese

Custodial death: Sosma detainee suffered from stomach ache, diarrhoea

Health DG says 10 other detainees at the Shah Alam lockup also suffered from various other ailments. 

Appeal over RM357k custodial death award fixed on Jan 10

In Chandran's case, the apex court will possibly revisit its decision in Kugan's case on exemplary damages. 
  Hafiz Yatim

Former COA judge startled by judgment in Kugan's case

Mohd Hishamudin says the dissenting judge stated the law on exemplary damages correctly.
  Hafiz Yatim

High Court upholds verdict police beatings led to Karuna Nithi's death

Seremban High Court judge finds no grounds to nullify coroner's court's judgment from two years ago. 

Pathologist's testimony was flawed, lawyer tells High Court

Eric Paulsen argues that P Karuna Nithi wouldn't have died if he wasn't abused in lock-up.
  Alyaa Azhar

Suhakam proposes an inquest into detainee K Parthiban's custodial death

The human rights body also rues the lack of improvement in police procedures when dealing with sick detainees. 

Wife claims custodial death victim died due to police negligence

UPDATED 4.16PM | Suaram calls for IGP's resignation for 'poor track record' in handling custodial death cases.
  Alyaa Azhar

Juveniles may get locked with adults in overcrowded lockups, inquiry told

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. 
  Koh Jun Lin

Lawyers demand immediate inquest on latest custodial death

Man dies during remand hearing, but no inquest has been initiated.

Suaram laments continued detention and alleged torture of detainee

Gang-robbery suspect L Thuraisinggam was also beaten by fellow inmates and subjected to a forced confession, claims human rights body.

Cop denies beating Balamurugan, account contradicts other witnesses

UPDATED 6.30PM | Inspector Mohaneswaran also tells a public inquiry he did not introduce himself to the detainees during interrogation.
  Geraldine Tong

Detainee died in hospital while seeking treatment, say cops

Malacca police deny report saying the man died in police custody. 

AG rapped for repeated failure in conviction in Dharmendran's death

UPDATED 12.04PM | The cops charged with the murder walk free yet again, laments lawyer Surendran.

Zahid: Only two out of 284 custodial deaths caused by cops

Other causes of death include HIV, asthma, heart attack and suicide.

Suaram slams home minister over fourth custodial death this year

'There can be no more compromises on custodial death cases as the numbers have reached a worrying level.'

A case for M’sia to ratify UN Convention Against Torture

COMMENT | Many have voiced concerns on the persistence of custodial deaths in Malaysia.
  Eric Paulsen

Family wants independent probe into detainee’s custodial death

M Thanaseelan's family wants Bukit Aman police to probe the case for culpable homicide. 
  Alyaa Azhar

MP: Gov't must appoint special prosecutor for detainee's death

We know any investigation by the police would be an internal process, says DAP's Charles Santiago.
  Anne Muhammad

Conflicting data on custodial deaths in Malaysia

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.
  Ganeshwaran Kana

EAIC busy with 3rd custodial death probe in just over a month

UPDATED 2.42PM | Investigation began a day after Thanaseelan was found dead on Feb 25, says its chairperson.

‘Police and Hospital KKB culpable for death in custody of Thanaseelan?’

There is yet another death in police custody, barely three weeks after Balamurugan Suppiah made the news.
  Charles Santiago

Thanaseelan's death 'entirely preventable', say lawyers

Lawyers point out that lock-up rules specifically require police to look after detainee's well-being.

Prosecutors attempt to overturn coroner's 'beaten to death' verdict

Family's lawyer wonders why AG's Chambers behaving like defence lawyer for the police.
  Hafiz Yatim

Man found dead in Hulu Selangor lock-up

A sentry found him unconcious in a cell, but when medical help arrives, it was too late.

IGP: Cops probing IO in Balamurugan custodial death case

The officer is believed to have defied a magistrate's order to free Balamurugan, send him to hospital.
  Alyaa Alhadjri

Murder in custody?

COMMENT | Until we establish ‘all lives matter’ as our primary truth, we are far from being a civilised society.
  Ambiga Sreenevasan

Arrest cops involved, say lawyers after new autopsy confirms beatings

UPDATED 12.19PM | The 2nd post mortem allegedly reveals multiple injuries on the North Klang IPD victim.

Following custodial deaths, cabinet should immediately set up IPCMC

On Jan15, a detainee named Soh Kai Chiok died at the lock-up of the Bera district police headquarters.
  M Kulasegaran

DAP to assist custodial death victim's daughter get IC

Born in Thailand, Balamurugan's daughter, 14, has lived in Malaysia since she was three. 
  Harith Najmuddin
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