GPS anklet embarrasses Poca detainee

Source: FMT News

Pic from FMT News.

Pic from FMT News.

KUALA LUMPUR: First they were detained for 60 days under the Prevention of Crime Act 1959 (Poca) for reasons they claim are still unknown to them.

Now, the three youths have been forced to wear GPS (gobal positioning system) ankle bracelets upon their release.

Saravanan Parameswaran, 23, who lost two of his right fingers after he was attacked by gangsters in 2015, said he worried what the neighbourhood would think if the ankle bracelet was spotted on him.

“I’m embarrassed to wear shorts. People will think we are gangsters and they will say that we spent time in a lockup,” he told reporters after handing over a memorandum to human rights commission Suhakam today. Read more