Activists hauled up for questioning

KUALA LUMPUR: Keadilan Youth deputy information chief Rozan Azen Mat Rasip and Bersih 2.0 project officer Mandeep Singh were called up by the police this morning over their involvement in a peaceful protest last month. The duo showed up at the Sentul police station accompanied by two lawyers to have their statement recorded by the…

Police arrest 15 flash mob participants

KUALA LUMPUR: The flash mob, held as a prelude to the Black 505 rally, was short-lived as 15 participants were arrested barely an hour after it started. Among those arrested were Solidariti Anak Muda Malaysia (SAMM ) propaganda director Edy Noor Reduan and a 10-year-old boy. Dang Wang OCPD Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad said the…

‘We still need independent police commission’

PETALING JAYA: The establishment of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is paramount to curb custodial deaths, said Pakatan Rakyat leaders. “IPCMC is what we need to investigate errant police officers but the government is not interested,” said DAP chairman Karpal Singh. Yesterday, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced several measures to address…

Lock-up deaths: Surendran speaks out

Crusading lawyer N. Surendran has encountered many harrowing cases of deaths in custody over the past 12 years TIME and time again, Malaysians have met their deaths in grim circumstances behind the bars of a police lock-up. These aren’t sanctioned executions nor fights between prisoners, but appear to be something altogether more sinister. In recent…

Sugumar to be laid to rest tomorrow

PETALING JAYA: PKR vice president N Surendran said today that the family of C Sugumar has given up on the crusade for a second autopsy but will continue to fight for justice. “The family along with us lawyers had given the government a 48 hour ultimatum to allow a second autopsy. They have kept mum…