NGOs to hold rally against state violence

KUALA LUMPUR: A movement fighting against what it calls “state violence” is planning to hold a mass rally early next month as part of its campaign for accountability on unexplained deaths linked to the authorities. The group, endorsed by 34 rights groups, held a public forum last night, officiating what they said would be an…

Memorandum Hentikan Keganasan Kerajaan

Apakah tiada keadilan atau kedaulatan undang-undang di Malaysia? Bolehkah Polis DiRaja Malaysia, Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) atau sebarang agensi penguatkuasaan kerajaan menyalahgunakan kuasa mereka dengan sesuka hati, pada bila-bila masa sahaja? Apakah mereka semudahnya boleh lepas daripada tindakan undang-undang, pengadilan, pendakwaan jenayah dan tindakan disiplin bagi kesemua penembakan, kematian dalam tahanan dan penyiksaan yang…

Memorandum to Stop State Violence

Is there no justice or rule of law in Malaysia? Can members of the Royal Malaysia Police, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) or any other government enforcement agency abuse their powers as and when they please? Should they escape the long arm of the law, justice, criminal prosecution and disciplinary action for all the unjustifiable and…

‘Police hid son’s arrest from me’

KUALA LUMPUR: The police did not inform A Kugan’s mother that he was arrested despite her repeated queries on his whereabouts, the Kuala Lumpur High Court was told today. Testifying in her RM100 million suit against the deputy IGP and four others, N Indra said she only learnt of her son’s arrest when he died…

Post-mortem: Inmate died of heart infection

Based on preliminary findings, R Kumar Rajah died due to infection of the heart muscle and not because of HIV. PETALING JAYA: A post-mortem has finally been performed on the remains of R Kumar Rajah, 27, who died at the Kajang Prison on Oct 29 after complaining of severe stomach ache. The preliminary findings of…

NGOs to rally against state violence

KUALA LUMPUR: A coalition of 30 NGOs will hold a peaceful rally at Dataran Merdeka on Dec 9 to compel the government to put an end to extrajudicial killings, deaths in custody and other forms of violence perpetrated by the state against members of the public. The rally is scheduled to begin at 2pm. The…

PKR leaders demand post-mortem

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-president N Surendran and Subang MP R Sivarasa today demanded the Home Ministry to order the police to refer the remains of R Kumar Rajah for a post-mortem. The Kajang prison inmate was in excruciating pain for several days and died on Oct 29, but his mother M Sooriakandhi was only informed…