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COMMENT | From 'disco-cops' in Bangi to PWD-harassment – IPCMC needed now

COMMENT | Despite all the exposure given to deaths in custody and other forms of abuse, there seems to be no political will in addressing the issue of police overstepping their boundaries.

This year, attention was given to the phenomenon when cow’s milk seller A Ganapathy died after alleged maltreatment in lockup.

There were some token reassurances by the Home Ministry and the inspector-general of police (IGP) that cases would be looked into and new SOPs drawn up.

But now we see the problem appears to have been swept under the carpet, and the dirt is beginning to show again and again.

A new low for Malaysian police

I wish to draw attention to a case highlighted during an online press conference held jointly by PSM deputy chairperson S Arutchelvan who was handling the case, human rights organisation Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy and human rights lawyer Sashi Devan.

On Nov 12, an investigating officer (IO) looking into a case that was lodged...

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