malaymail.com 01 May, 2021 10:45 am

We need IPCMC, Coroners Act now, Malaysian Bar stresses as Ganapathy’s passing puts spotlight on deaths in custody

We need IPCMC, Coroners Act now, Malaysian Bar stresses as Ganapathy’s passing puts spotlight on deaths in custody
KUALA LUMPUR, May 1 — The Malaysian Bar has urged the federal government to take decisive action into the phenomenon of custodial deaths in Malaysia, saying that the proposed Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) must be formed as soon as possible. Its president AG...

This is a matter of great public concern and warrants the highest priority,” he said, adding that a thorough and transparent investigation must be conducted in order to uncover the facts surrounding Ganapathy’s death.Kalidas said that Ganapathy’s death means the need for the formation of the IPCMC is now greater than ever, so as to act as an external and independent civilian oversight body to investigate complaints about police personnel and to clothe it with disciplinary authority.The questions surrounding Ganapathy’s death make the need for IPCMC and the independent Coroners Act all the more dire,” Kalidas said.Ganapathy’s death on April 18 occurred just over a month after he was first warded.

Its president AG Kalidas said an immediate and independent investigation and inquest into the death of cow milk trader A.Referring to news reports, Kalidas said Ganapathy had spent 12 days in police custody before being released and subsequently admitted to Selayang Hospital.

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