Solitary Confinement of Maria Chin Abdullah is Torture by Default — SUARAM Statement

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27 November 2016
Solitary Confinement of Maria Chin Abdullah is Torture by Default

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is appalled by statement made by the Inspector-General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar claiming that the Royal Malaysian Police would not abuse Maria Chin Abdullah and that he would personally see to that she is not mistreated in detention.

It is common knowledge that solitary confinement which Maria Chin is kept under is by its own merit a clear case of inhuman treatment if not torture. Even if the Royal Malaysian Police did not actively interrogate Maria or subject her other form of torture or violence, the absence of interrogation does not absolve the Royal Malaysian Police of the crime of torture.
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Remedies for gloomy times — Gurdial Singh Nijar

Source: The Sun Daily

BY GURDIAL SINGH NIJAR
(Deputy President, HAKAM)

MANY despair of the gloomy times we are facing in our blessed country: corruption, racial discord, religious acrimony, and much more. To many – no end, no resolution, seems to be in sight.

The world itself faces incredulous challenges as climate change, wars and the subversion of established institutions – like the UN Security Council. Wars are initiated in defiance of established internationally agreed processes; on the basis of bald-faced lies. Leaving in its wake a litany of wasted lives – mainly women and children – murdered through unparalleled sophisticated weaponry. War crimes committed with impunity.

Perhaps it’s time to reflect; and glean wisdom from one of the few colossuses that walked this earth: M. K. Gandhi.

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