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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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Police and FRU cordon off DAP dinner with 3,500 guests

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on June 22, 2009

MALAYSIA TODAY

(The Star) – DAP’s 43rd anniversary dinner started with 3,500 people eating in tents along Lorong Bayu Tinggi 4C here as truckloads of police and FRU, including two with water canons, cordoned off the area.

Police, at first, refused to allow dinner guests, including women and children, to enter the area but when DAP leaders Lim Kit Siang, Gobind Singh Deo and Ronnie Liu, among others, turned up at about 8pm, they marched in with them and took their seats.

However, police confiscated the PA system and told organisers that they were barred from making speeches, holding the lucky draw or having the lion dance.

Klang MP Charles Santiago said that police had originally given a permit on June 17 to hold the function in conjunction with Father’s Day in front of his service centre but revoked it at 3.30pm on June 19. He showed reporters the revoked permit.

The dinner went on peacefully and ended at about 10pm and most of the DAP leaders left.

Guests streamed out as police and FRU looked on.

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The latest ‘death in police custody’ case : Eli Wong speaks

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on June 16, 2009

FROM THE WEBSITE OF HARIS IBRAHIM

Below is the full text of the press statement issued by Yang Berkhidmat Elizabeth Wong today

Death in Custody in DUN Bukit Lanjan

It is with grave concern that yet another person has been found dead in police custody in Selangor, this time in my constituency of Bukit Lanjan.

Mr. A. Ghana Prakasom Anthony, a resident of Damansara Damai was found dead at the Sri Damansara Police Station at 8.06 am on Sunday, 14 June 2009. He leaves behind a wife and 6 children. He was arrested on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 .

The deceased’s wife was able to see him on Friday, 12 June 2009. During her visit, A. Ghana informed her that he had complained the magistrate who heard his remand that he was beaten in police custody. Further, his wife reported to me that her husband had a bruised right eye during her visit.

Ghana’s wife was then informed by the police that her husband was expected to be released on Monday without charges. Thus, it is shocking that a day before he is due for release, he was found dead in the lockup.

It is immaterial whether the suspect has a police record or not; a suspect is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. One expects the police to be fully responsible for the well-being and fair treatment of suspects while being in their custody.

I urge the Minister for Home Affairs to investigate this case thoroughly, without favour or fear, and for all police officers on duty during the days when A. Ghana had reported he was beaten in the lockup, leading to his demise, to be suspended pending the investigation.

I urge for a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Deaths in Police Custody to be formed, for the numbers of persons dying in police custody is a matter of national concern.

I join my fellow Members of Parliament and State Assemblymen in urging for the formation of the Independent Police Complaint and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) and a coroner’s court to arrest this problem. It is our collective wish that after this tragic incident, no other person would enter into a police lockup and come out in a body bag.

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Statutory Declaration of Sarjan Mohd. Yasin Bin Malik (RF/89379)

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on June 11, 2009

FROM THE MALAYSIA TODAY WEBSITE

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In 2007, six (6) police officers and two (2) underworld figures signed Statutory Declarations alleging that senior police officers right up to the IGP have links with the Chinese drugs, prostitution, illegal gambling and loan-shark syndicate based in Johor and which was expanding its operation throughout Malaysia. Another police officer made a police report alleging that his family was kidnapped by the ACA to force him to change his statement while the head of the CCD and his lawyer were arrested and charged for alleged criminal offenses for detaining underworld bosses under the Emergency Ordinance.

THE CORRIDORS OF POWER

Raja Petra Kamarudin

AKUAN  BERKANUN

            Saya, Mohd. Yasin Bin Malik (K/P Polis No: RF/89379) yang beralamat di Ibu Pejabat Polis Daerah (IPD) Kluang, Johor dengan ini sesungguhnya dan seikhlasnya berikrar dan menyatakan seperti berikut:-

1.         Saya bekerja sebagai seorang anggota polis berpangkat Sarjan (Sjn) di Bahagian Siasatan Jenayah, IPD Kluang, Johor (JSJ). Sebagai anggota JSJ, saya menerima arahan dari pegawai atasan di JSJ. Saya membuat Akuan ini demi menjaga keselamatan peribadi dan integriti saya sebagai seorang anggota polis berhubung tugasan dan siasatan yang saya lakukan dan arahan yang saya terima.

2.                  Pada Mac 2005 jam 0030, saya bersama PPKG C/Insp. Mohd Shah Bin Kamaluddin dan anggota telah melaksanakan tangkapan WTT terhadap Ah Chai. Ketika itu saya nampak Ah Chai menelefon seseorang (panggilan Dato’) dan bercakap dalam keadaan gelisah. Kemudian saya telah menyemak nombor telefon orang yang bergelar Dato’ tersebut dan saya dapati nombor telefon tersebut adalah kepunyaan YDH Tan Sri Ketua Polis Negara yang ketika itu adalah Timbalan Ketua Polis Negara.

3.                  Pada Mac 2005 jam 0200, ketika sedang menguruskan tangkapan terhadap Ah Chai di pejabat D7, IPD Kluang PPKG, C/Insp. Mohd Shah ada beritahu kepada saya bahawa seorang pegawai dari IPK Johor, DSP Tukiman ada menelefonnya dan mengatakan YDH Timbalan KPN meminta supaya Ah Chai dibebaskan pada malam itu juga dan meminta pendapat saya. Saya memberitahu kepada PPKG bahawa kita tidak boleh berbuat demikian kerana repot tangkapan telah dibuat. Semasa dalam perjalanan untuk menghantar Ah Chai ke penjara Air Molek, Ah Chai ada beritahu kepada saya yang beliau hanya akan menjalani sekatan selama 6 bulan sahaja. Saya dapati Ah Chai kelihatan tidak puas hati dengan saya kerana membuka kes fail keatasnya.

4.                  Pada 08/03/2006, saya menyertai pasukan serbuan terhadap premis bersama ASP Md. Yusof dan anggota dan telah berjaya menangkap 4 orang termasuk isteri kedua Ah Chai nama Than Lee Poey dan merampas peralatan perjudian ekor haram.

5.                  Pada 30/03/2007 jam 0100, Ah Chai bersama isteri keduanya serta PR nama Ah Chin telah ditangkap dibawah Sek 3(1) Ordinan Darurat oleh pegawai D7 IPK Johor, ASP Mior Fahim Bin Ahmad dan dibawa balik ke IPK Johor untuk ditahan di sama selama 60 hari bagi meneruskan siasatan.

6.                  Pada 08/04/2007, saya dihubungi oleh sumber memberitahu Ah Chai terlalu marah pada saya dengan menuduh saya membuka kes fail keatasnya. Sumber memberitahu bahawa group Ah Chai akan menukarkan saya ketempat lain.

7.                  Pada 07/05/2007, saya mendapat tahu melalui E-siar yang saya ditukarkan ke Bahagian D4, JSJ Bukit Aman.

8.                  Pada 09/05/2007, saya membuat rayuan pertukaran atas alasan untuk menjaga bapa saya yang sakit. Untuk itu, say tidak ditukarkan keluar dari Johor.  Saya meminta bantuan abang saya SM Tahir yang merupakan imam Masjid Bukit Aman untuk merayu bagi pihak saya supaya saya ditukarkan ke daerah Johor Bahru tetapi selepas 2-3 hari abang saya memberitahu saya dia telah berjumpa dengan pengawai tinggi di Jabatan Pengurusan dan menurut pengawai terebut arahan pertukaran saya telah dikeluarkan sendiri oleh YDH Ketua Polis Negara dan tidak boleh berbuat apa-apa. Pada 21/05/2007, saya dapat tahu melaui E-siar yang arahan pertukaran saya ke D4, Bukit Aman telah dibatalkan dan ditukarkan ke D6, JSJ, IPD Kemaman.

9.                  Pada 04/06/2007, saya berjumpa Sumber di bandar Kluang dan Sumber memberitahu sebelum arahan pertukaran saya ke Terengganu dikeluarkan dia bersama dengan kawannya telah pergi ke rumah YDH Tan Sri KPN dan semasa dalam perbualan tersebut sumber dengar bahawa YDH Tan Sri KPN beritahu yang SM Yasin akan ditukarkan ke Terengganu.

10.       Adalah saya mengatakan bahawa sebagai seorang anggota polis, saya merasa amat tertekan bahawa tindakan saya menjalankan tugas terhadap Ah Chai boleh menyebabkan saya dikenakan pertukaran yang memberikan gambaran negativ terhadap kerjaya dan integriti saya.

            Dan saya membuat pengakuan ini dengan sesungguhnya mempercayai bahawa yang sama adalah benar dan mengikut peruntukan Akta Akuan Berkanun, 1960.

 

DITANDATANGANI DAN DIIKRAR                                         )

SESUNGGUHNYA oleh Mohd. Yasin Bin Malik                  )

(K/P Polis No: RF/89379)      tersebut di atas di Kuala Lumpur        )

pada                  haribulan                                     2007                      )

Di hadapan saya,

Pesuruhjaya Sumpah

(The original copy of the above was signed and personally delivered to Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad by Raja Petra Bin Raja Kamarudin).

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Police quick to end fast

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on May 26, 2009

THE MALAYSIAN INSIDER

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 Police in control of fast site, as their personnel sit inside the tent intended for the fasters today. – Picture by Shannon Teoh

By Shannon Teoh

IPOH, May 26 — The police here “stopped” the planned Pakatan Rakyat (PR) hunger strike by arresting five workers and taking over the tent where the fast was to take place.

The light strike officers moved in at 7am arrested two locals and three Burmese workers from an event management company who were putting up the tent and a giant balloon — which was confiscated by the police.

They are now occupying the canopy to block PR from continuing with their fast which was meant to be part of a move to press for fresh state elections.

As at 9.30am, the riot police are still under the tent just outside the DAP headquarters here and having breakfast.

A total of 40 policemen, two jeeps, four police cars, two vans and seven trucks are in attendance but no PR leaders except for Ipoh Barat MP M. Kulasegaran have arrived.

Ousted mentri besar Datuk Seri Nizar Jamaluddin and dumped speaker V. Sivakumar are due to launch the event at 11am.

The balloon has also been confiscated by the authorities.