Kematian dalam tahanan terbaru bukti polis tak mampu awasi diri sendiri, kata Badan Peguam

Sumber: The Malaysian Insider

Presiden Badan Peguam Malaysia Steven Thiru berkata, kematian Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur, 25, di Balai Polis Sungai Rengit di Johor pada 3 November, 2014 menunjukkan polis tidak dapat mengawasi diri mereka sendiri. – Gambar fail The Malaysian Insider, 7 November, 2015.

Keyakinan orang ramai terhadap pasukan polis hanya boleh dikembalikan semula jika tindakan segera diambil bagi memastikan dalang di sebalik kes kematian dalam tahanan dibawa ke muka pengadilan, kata Badan Peguam Malaysia, hari ini.

Presidennya Steven Thiru berkata, kematian Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur, 25, di Balai Polis Sungai Rengit di Johor pada 3 November, 2014 menunjukkan polis tidak dapat mengawasi diri mereka sendiri.

“Keyakinan awam hanya boleh dikembalikan semula, dan keadilan dilihat dilaksanakan, jika tindakan segera diambil bagi memastikan pelakunya dibawa ke muka pengadilan dan didakwa sehingga ke tahap undang-undang sepenuhnya,” kata beliau dalam satu kenyataan hari ini. Read more

Reveal steps taken to stop custodial deaths, IGP, Zahid urged

Source: MalaysiaKini

Malaysian Bar Council president Steven Thiru - Pic by Malaysiakini/Loh Jun Lin

Malaysian Bar Council president Steven Thiru – Pic by Malaysiakini/Loh Jun Lin

Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar and Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi must provide a detailed account of the steps that have been taken to combat the occurrence of custodial deaths, said Malaysian Bar Council president Steven Thiru.

“The Malaysian Bar calls upon the IGP and the minister to now provide a comprehensive account of the steps that have been taken in the intervening 17 months, and account for the failure of the measures intended to eradicate the occurrence of deaths in custody,” he said in a statement today.

His statement follows the IGP’s recent pledge to take action against any police personnel who were involved in the custodial death of Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur.

Thiru is concerned that the IGP’s announcement may be a ‘mere platitude’, as custodial deaths have continued unabated. Read more

Drug prices stay, Malaysia gains from TPPA, Mustapa tells critics

Source: The Malaysian Insider

Malaysians can still access affordable medicines despite the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, says the minister in charge of overseeing the controversial trade deal. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, November 7, 2015.

Malaysia’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will not undermine national sovereignty nor lead to price hikes for medicine, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed says in an open letter to critics.

In the letter sent to The Malaysian Insider, Mustapa said there have been several“misconceptions” among the public and various non-governmental organisations about the two matters after the full text of the controversial trade pact was released two days ago.

There was argument, he said, that Malaysia’s participation in the TPPA would prevent access for its citizens to affordable medicines because of the clause on patent extension but this allegation was “not accurate”. Read more