Suhakam says Nigerian student's death due to heart attack, but raises elements of negligence

Published on 20 Dec 2019 6:47:54 PM

The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) found there were several issues of negligence relating to the death of Nigerian student Thomas Orhions Ewansiha, who died in custody after being nabbed by the Immigration Department.

Suhakam commissioner Jerald Joseph, in a press conference on Friday (Dec 20), said that while the commission agrees that the cause of death was due to a heart attack, there were preventable issues.