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Groups slam release of cops in Wang Kelian mass graves case

Ariv Chelvam & Annabelle Lee  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Human rights and civil groups have cast doubts over Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s statement yesterday on the release of 12 policemen, and the conviction of four foreigners, in the Wang Kelian mass graves case.

Tenaganita director Aegile Fernandez, in dubbing the release of the cops as "unbelievable", questioned how was it possible for the authorities to successfully charge the foreigners nabbed in connection to the case, but "conveniently" let go of the policemen, due to insufficient evidence.

She referred to a 2015 report by the Malaysian police's Special Branch that alleged 80 percent of all border authorities, including police and immigration officers, are corrupt...

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