The human rights commission previously said in its report on deaths in detentions released in April 2016 that two-thirds of detainees with health problems interviewed were denied medical attention, as the police did not believe that they were genuinely ill. — AFP pic
KUANTAN, Jan 18 — A detainee at the lock-up of the Bera district police headquarters (IPD) was found unconscious before being pronounced dead early this morning.
Bera district police chief DSP Mansor Samsudin said the guard at the police headquarters men’s lock-up found the victim, Soh Kai Chiok, 49, unconsciousness and was pronounced dead at 12.15am.
However, Mansor said initial investigations showed the man’s death was not linked to any criminal elements based on the closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording.
“There were no fights in the lock-up because when the victim was in the lock-up the place was under 24-hour CCTV surveillance,” he told Bernama tonight.
In this regard, he urged the public not to speculate on the case because it could interfere with ongoing investigations. Read more →
KUALA LUMPUR: Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur hari ini menolak bantahan timbalan pendakwa raya atas permohonan aktivis dan pelukis, Mohd Fahmi Reza Mohd Zarin, 39, untuk membatalkan pertuduhan memuat naik gambar menyerupai perdana menteri di akaun Instagramnya, Januari lepas.
Pesuruhjaya Kehakiman, Datuk Mohamad Shariff Abu Samah menolak bantahan awal timbalan pendakwa raya, Ahmad Nazneen Zulkifli dengan sebab Mahkamah Tinggi mempunyai bidang kuasa untuk mendengar permohonan Fahmi untuk membatalkan pertuduhan.
Mahkamah Tinggi menetapkan 23 Februari ini untuk mendengar penghujahan permohonan Fahmi untuk membatalkan pertuduhan itu. Read more →
Terengganu Religious Affairs Department said implementing the anti-vice operation dubbed Ops Bonceng for other vehicles would be different, admitting that religious officers would not be able to observe Muslims in cars. Pic from the MMO.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — Under media spotlight for arresting unmarried Muslims couples riding motorcycles together, Terengganu Islamic authorities admitted today that it is considering extending the enforcement to passengers in other vehicles, such as cars.
Despite that, Terengganu Religious Affairs Department (JHEAT) said implementing the anti-vice operation dubbed Ops Bonceng for other vehicles would be different, admitting that religious officers would not be able to observe Muslims in cars.
“There are suggestions to extend [the operation] but we have to see first how Ops Bonceng is being handled,” JHEAT’s chief assistant commissioner (enforcement) Nik Zulhaiza Ismail told Malay Mail Online’s sister publication ProjekMMO. Read more →
JOHOR BARU: Police have detained a 42-year-old man for posting a social media statement deemed offensive against the Johor royal family.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said that the suspect was detained at a house in Bandar Baru Sentul in Kuala Lumpur at about 9.45pm on Tuesday.
“The man was detained for making offensive remarks against the Johor Ruler, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, on Facebook.
“We also seized a mobile phone and a SIM card, believed to have been used to upload the sensitive comment,” he told reporters after launching the Public Sector Conducive Ecosystem (Eksa) programme at the state police contingent headquarters here Wednesday.
He added that the suspect would be brought down from Kuala Lumpur, and police would apply for a remand in court here later before proceeding with investigations.
PETALING JAYA: Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad is set to be sentenced Thursday at the Klang Syariah Court over a charge of teaching Islam without a permit.
The Parti Amanah Negara lawmaker may even lose his Parliamentary seat, depending on the severity of the sentence.
Khalid was charged in April 2012 by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) for teaching Islam without first obtaining the necessary credentials when speaking at a surau in Klang.
“In 2011, I went to Gaza, Palestine. When I came back, there was this surau which invited to me to give a speech on my trip. So I went and I was therefore charged with teaching Islam without a permit,” he said. Read more →