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Police say latest detainee death caused by fall in lock-up toilet

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on July 4, 2009

THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER

IPOH, July 3 – The death of a suspected drug addict, Choong Soy Soy, 55, while under police custody here, was caused by a fall in the lock-up toilet, Ipoh police chief, ACP Azisman Alias said today.

He said Choong was pronounced dead at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital (RPBH) at 11.05am on Tuesday following a neurosurgery operation on June 27.

“The post-mortem conducted by RPBH’s pathologist revealed that he died of head injuries as a result of the fall,” he said in a statement here today.

He said initial investigations also showed there was no foul play and the case was classified as sudden death.

Azisman said the family of the deceased was informed about the situation and that they had accepted the explanation.

Choong from Kampung Tawas here was arrested with another friend in a shophouse in the village for suspected drug abuse. He was remanded for 14 days from June 17 to July 1 to facilitate investigations under Section 3(1) of the Drug Dependents (Treatment and Rehabilitation) Act 1983. – Bernama

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