PETALING JAYA: Police have reported another death in custody case, this time in Penang. It was the 13th case recorded in the country this year.
Integrity and standards compliance department (JIPS) deputy director Allaudeen Abdul Majid said this involved a 59-year-old Chinese man, who was arrested over an alleged drug offence.
The deceased was detained yesterday at the Seberang Perai district police headquarters (IPD). He died this morning at 7.30am.
JIPS will carry out a detailed investigation into the death, Allaudeen said in a statement today.
The last custodial death involved an Indonesian national, who died at Bintulu Hospital in Sarawak on March 6. He had been detained at the Bintulu IPD for drugs and immigration-related offences.
Many groups, especially civil society organisations and MPs, have raised the alarm over the high number of custodial deaths that have been recorded so far this year.
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