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Mum of factory worker who died in prison to seek dependency...

Lawyer says the inmate was economically productive and supporting his parents before his death.

Cops urged to probe death of man allegedly beaten in prison

The family claims 21-year-old drug suspect told them he was assaulted by wardens.

2 MPs question lack of action on Nigerian’s death

Kasthuri Patto and RSN Rayer say an independent committee must be set up to investigate Immigration department procedures.

No sign of assault on dead Nigerian, says Immigration chief

However, the department was still waiting for a medical report from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital to confirm the cause of death.

No foul play in death of Nigerian student, says immigration

The department says Orhions Ewansiha Thomas was arrested during a raid in Kepong and remanded for two weeks to facilitate the verification of his documents.

Act against cops who destroyed evidence in death in custody case,...

They says both the medical records and CCTV footage had been disposed of despite the death being under investigation.

Mind-boggling, lawyers group says after cops halt probe into custodial death

Lawyers for Liberty says it is 'ridiculous' to conclude that the police report on P Karuna Nithi's death concerns a 'non-seizable offence' as a verdict was made and upheld in court.

7 years on, family of custodial death victim still waiting for...

P Karuna Nithi's brother claims authorities have yet to take action despite the verdict by the Coroner's Court.

Verdict on detainee’s death in lock-up upheld as AGC withdraws appeal

The coroner had ruled that P Karuna Nithi died in 2013 due to beatings by the police as well as other detainees.

Court orders another inquiry into death of navy man

The inquiry will among others probe reasons for the seaman's absence from work and also for his detention.

Apex court affirms acquittal of 4 cops in death in custody

Five-member bench rules the criteria for circumstantial evidence put forward by the prosecution has not been met.

EAIC told not to probe death in custody cases

Lawyer M Visvanathan says EAIC should leave that function to the coroner's court as the commission’s findings are of little help to families making civil claims.

Confer with cops on IPCMC, ex-CID chief tells committee

Zaman Khan Rahim Khan says retired and serving officers want their views to be heard on the setting up of a commission to oversee complaints and misbehaviour related to the force.

Muhyiddin urged to probe inmate’s death in prison

Hindraf wants action taken against Attorney-General for not doing anything about the death of Sasikumar Selvam in Johor which was ruled to be homicide.

GE14 coming, but other things are already here

Amid the hype in the run-up to GE14, don't forget issues like custodial or suspicious deaths.

Thanabalan and 10 others unwell in lockup, says official

Detention cells disinfected and detainees isolated while ministry awaits report on cause of Thanabalan Subramaniam's death in police detention.

Police want ‘screening’ at lock-up, hospital after custodial death

Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat says police suspect the lock-up has been contaminated by an infection.

Iran’s ex-intelligence minister slams handling of prison death

Ali Younessi says if a competent and legal agency does not intervene public opinion will not believe they are spies, as claimed, even if they are convicted.

Police to blame for Balamurugan’s death, commission confirms

SOPs were ignored and the police did not follow a court's instruction to allow immediate medical attention for Balamurugan, says EAIC.

Coroner: Police negligence led to ex-lorry driver’s death in custody

R Thangaraja could have been saved if the police had given him timely medical assistance while he was under their custody, rules coroner Mohd Zulbahrin Zainuddin.

Klang MP calls for inquiry into custodial death case

Charles Santiago notes contradictions in statements by police and victim's mother.

Apex court rules out exemplary damages for death in lock-up cases

Dissenting judge Zainun Ali says the family members are entitled to exemplary or aggravated damages when the state has deprived the victim of his life.

High Court upholds coroner’s findings on custodial death of Karuna Nithi

Lawyer Eric Paulsen calls on AG Mohamed Apandi Ali not to appeal the decision and instead charge those responsible for the death.

Civil societies hope new chief will raise police standards

They hope IGP Mohamad Fuzi Harun will weed out corruption and allocate more resources to resolving cases of missing persons.