Another unfortunate custodial death took place this year in Kuantan, Pahang on Saturday, April 9.
The deceased is a 42-year-old man who was detained in the Indera Mahkota lock-up upon facing charges under Section 12 (2) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
Azri Ahmad, Director of the Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS), explained that the detainee was held in custody on March 21, and was originally sentenced to eight months in jail. Azri also stated that he was due to attend court this week for a re-mention of the case.
The official report says that the man had been found unconscious during the food distribution process, before having the chance to break his fast.
He was provided tuberculosis medication approximately an hour prior to this, at 4.40pm. Kuantan Hospital pronounced him dead at 6.35pm that same evening.
In response to the matter, Azri confirmed that…