Malays make up more than half of custodial deaths, says group

Raevathi Supramaniam

Ministry data show there were 1,293 deaths of prisoners in custody from 2013 to 2017. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, September 19, 2021.

MALAYS account for more than 50% of the custodial deaths in Malaysian prisons or lockups, government data show, debunking the popular misconception that Indians make up the majority of victims. 

Eliminating Deaths and Abuse in Custody Together (EDICT) executive director Khalid Ismath said this was because there is usually lack of “noise” from the Malay families over the incidents.

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  • A life is a life, no matter what the ethnicity, religion or citizenship. BUT WHO took those lives? Disease/illness? Unfortunate, unintended accident? OR murderers in uniform? A government without political will, dependent on the force for carrying out hatchet jobs and running scared to confront them lest they spill the beans cannot be expected to solve these deaths.

    Posted 4 weeks ago by Simple Sulaiman

  • Ayoyo.....

    Posted 4 weeks ago by Au Fait