Covid-19 'death in custody' was a stranded tourist - but immigration says he didn't die

Aidila Razak, Alyaa Alhadjri & Ramieza Wahid

Modified 23 Jun 2020, 5:56 am

Anguish and sadness have pervaded the Zeawdeen family household in Chennai, India, since May 8, when the head of the household, Zeawdeen Kadar Masdan, was detained by the immigration in Kuala Lumpur.

On June 14, their world shattered.

That day, they learnt from the news that a 67-year-old Indian citizen died in the Bukit Jalil Immigration Depot. The man was not named, but the description fitted Zeawdeen. A day later, the Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur confirmed it was him...

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