More public pressure for reforms needed to stop custodial deaths

Ravin Palanisamy

Group against deaths in custody EDICT says Malaysians must not wait for more deaths in custody to call for police reforms. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 12, 2020.

MALAYSIA does not need to wait for an incident like the death of George Floyd in the US in order to reform local laws and procedures in custodial deaths, Eliminating Deaths and Abuse in Custody Together (EDICT) chairman M. Visvanathan said.

More Malaysians also need to take a stand on deaths in custody as it is one of the areas of police reform needed that can impact innocent lives, he said.

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