No racial discrimination in death of detainees in lockup, says Home Minister

Published on 5 Oct 2021 10:53:45 PM

There was no racial discrimination against individuals who died in lockups under the custody of Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), said Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

The Home Minister told the Dewan Rakyat that in his winding-up speech for the 12th Malaysia Plan on Tuesday, adding that the ministry is now in the process of improving the management of RMP lockups by appointing private clinics, as well as the installation of closed- circuit television (cctv) at all police lockups which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Hamzah’s reminder that Members of Parliament refrained from making death cases in lockup as a racial issue however sparked off a tense situation when several opposition MPs stood up to intervene, seeking additional time, written answers and further explanation on the issue.