EAIC chief: What happened to probe on 2013 custodial death?

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Chairman of Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission, Datuk Yaacob Md Sam speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya on N. Dharmendran custodial death, Arpil 28, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

Chairman of Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission, Datuk Yaacob Md Sam speaks during a press conference in Putrajaya on N. Dharmendran custodial death, Arpil 28, 2016. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, May 4 ― Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) chairman Datuk Yaacob Md Sam today questioned why the police have not completed their investigation on a 2013 custodial death, when his agency finished its inquiry last year.

Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur died while in police custody in Pengerang, Johor, on November 3, 2013 and the EAIC found police violence to be the cause of death in its report released October last year.

“From what we know, as of two weeks ago when we checked, the police are yet to complete the investigation papers to be sent to the Attorney General Chambers,” Yaacob told a roundtable on police accountability today.

“I want to ask,’Why?’ What part of the report is not complete yet?” he said.

He said that EAIC consistently checked the progress of cases in which it had issued recommendations every three months.

Yaacob also said that police and other agencies should be taking their recommendations seriously.

“By law, they should act on our recommendations. If they are not going to act on it, they should come back to us and explain to us,” he said.

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

IGP vows action after EAIC concludes Johor man’s 2014 custodial death was murder

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Laporan-EAIC-SyedAzlanKUALA LUMPUR, Nov 4 — Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has given his assurance that those involved in the 2014 custodial death of Johor youth Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur will be brought to book if found guilty.

In a brief statement late last night, the national police chief also announced that the police are in the process of wrapping up their investigation into the case and will forward their probe to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for further instruction.

“We assure the public that those involved will be brought to justice as we do not practise the blue wall of silence to shield any member of the police who are liable for criminal charges,” he said. Read more

Weed out the rogue cops – Citizen Nades

Source: The SunDaily

BY R. NADESWARAN

ON Friday, a nine-page statement from the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) was emailed to the media. It was no ordinary release as it outlined some serious shortcomings in our crime management system.

While previous cases of police brutality and custody deaths were pooh-poohed and brushed away, this time around, it was a comprehensive, detailed and analytical declaration on the death of one Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur.

Investigations found attempts to get evidence by interrogating the 25-year-old resulted in 61 separate injuries on various parts of his body.

The police officers involved, the statement said, engaged in a “serious breach” of standard operating procedures on handling of detainees, material seizure, and the integrity of statements.

“There was an element of crime in the attacks involving common intent or abetment by police officers, including the arresting team, to use physical violence on the deceased to cause death or injury,” the statement added.

Read with the report by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam), the EAIC statement is damning indeed. Read more

EAIC says Johor man’s 2014 death in custody was murder

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Laporan-EAIC-SyedAzlanKUALA LUMPUR, Oct 30 — The use of physical violence by police during arrest and questioning was the cause of Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur’s 2014 death in custody, the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) said today.

According to the enforcement watchdog, its investigations also found attempts to obscure evidence from the 25-year-old’s interrogation that resulted in 61 separate injuries on various parts of his body.

The police officers involved also engaged in a “serious breach” of standard operating procedures concerning the handling of detainees, material seizure, and the integrity of statements.

“There was an element of crime in the attacks involving common intent or abetment by PDRM officers, including the arresting team, to intentionally use physical violence on the deceased to cause death or injury,” the EAIC said in a statement today. Read more