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Death in custody: Can you save your friend?

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Suppose the police arrest a friend of yours.

For most Malaysians, they would be put through Malaysia’s criminal justice system one way or another. For your friend, however, things are going horribly wrong.

Would you know what to do to help your friend? Could you make a difference? Find out with Malaysiakini’s latest immersive storytelling experience, which aims to help the public understand their rights in police custody.

This interactive feature is part of Malaysiakini’s special project on custodial deaths.

Based on the tragic but true stories of Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur and S Balamurugan, the interactive experience puts you in the shoes of a friend on the scene.

You will be confronted with a series of choices that may influence the final outcome. Fact boxes will pop up from time to time to teach you about your legal rights when you are under arrest.

Do you confront the interrogators who are in midst of beating your friend? Do you ask them for identification?

Try it, and find out what happens next.