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Report on public hearing on death of N. Dharmendran to be announced
April 28, 2016 @ 09:00 - 12:00
KUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The report on the outcome of the public hearing following the death of a detainee in a police lock-up, N. Dharmendran, two years ago will be announced on April 28.
The chairman of the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) Datuk Yaacob Md Som said a press conference would be held at the EAIC Headquarters, in Putrajaya on the outcome of the report.
“The final (report) of the investigation is ready and will be taken to the members of the EAIC commission in the third week of April and we will decide how to make the public announcement,” he told Bernama after making a call on the Chairman of the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) Datuk Seri Azman Ujang here today.
Yaacob, who chaired the public hearing, said the outcome of the report was also for public viewing.
“I had chaired the investigation and carried out the public proceedings, besides having a consultant appointed to assist in the investigation and preparing the report, who was very satisfied with the report. It is a very comprehensive and detailed report,” he said.
EAIC had held five sessions of public hearing on the Dharmendran case which was opened to the public and the media beginning July 27 last year and ending on Nov 16 last year.
The hearing was held according to procedure under Section 35 of the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission 2009 (Act 700).
On May 21 2013, Dharmendran was confirmed dead at the Kuala Lumpur Contingent Police Headquarters.
On the visit to Bernama, Yaacob said it was to foster closer relations between the institution and media practitioners especially with the top leadership of Bernama besides congratulating Azman on his appointment to lead the news agency.
“Among the important matters that we proposed during our visit was that we want Bernama to give more space for us to publicise all our activities so that the general public knows of the role played by EAIC and to report all complaints of malpractices by members of or the enforcement agency itself,” he said.
He said all complaints could be channelled in various ways including by e-mailing to email@example.com; by letter or going to the headquarters at Menara Usahawan, Presint 2, Putrajaya.
Earlier, Bernama General Manager Datuk Zulkefli Salleh gave a briefing on the operations of the organisation which was attended by the top leadership lineup of Bernama including Editor-in-Chief Datuk Zakaria Abdul Wahab. — Bernama