Barely a week after the 14th custodial death this year, the country has faced yet another one.
The Bukit Aman Integrity and Standard Compliance Department announced in a brief statement that the victim is a 45-year-old Malay male who was held on remand at the Kajang police station under the Dangerous Drugs Act of 1952. He was in police custody after pleading not guilty to the offence.
An assistant medical officer confirmed that the deceased was found dead en route to the hospital after suffering what police officers suspected was a seizure.
The director of Bukit Aman’s Integrity Department, Azri Ahmad, stated that the event occurred yesterday.
He explained that the prison employees notified the hospital of the occurrence at 10.32am yesterday, and health officers arrived around ten minutes later to check on the man before transferring him to the hospital.
“He was held in the Kajang police station…