KOLUMNIS HANIFF KHATRI: Kenaikan Mendadak Kadar Kematian Dalam Tahanan & Cara Penyelesaiannya

KOLUMNIS HANIFF KHATRI: Kenaikan Mendadak Kadar Kematian Dalam Tahanan & Cara Penyelesaiannya

Wahai Rakyat Malaysia yang prihatin, Assalamualaikum dan Salam Sejahtera

Perangkaan yang didedahkan sumber rasmi berhubung jumlah kematian individu dalam tahanan penguatkuasa pada 7 bulan pertama tahun ini berjumlah 19 orang, iaitu kadar tertinggi yang terlampau tinggi, jika dibandingkan dengan jumlah kematian sepenuh tahun, untuk tahun-tahun lepas.

Permasalahan ini telah membangkitkan dengan serius akan persoalan penting bagaimanakah proses untuk membendung dan menyelesaikan perkara ini, mengambil kira konsep kedaulatan undang-undang yang dijunjung dan diterima pakai oleh negara ini yang berpaksikan keadilan dan kesaksamaan.

Pada petang Isnin lalu, 01.08.2022, seorang rakan pemberita telah menghubungi saya, antara beberapa pihak lain, untuk bertanyakan pendapat berkaitan isu ini, dan pandangan serta pendapat saya itu telah dipetik dan dilaporkan dalam Bahasa Inggeris oleh THE SUN DAILY 02.08.2022 bertajuk “Number of deaths in custody concerning”, yang mana adalah dimuat naik di Ruang Bawah :

https://www.thesundaily.my/home/number-of-deaths-in-custody-concerning-BE9530388

THE SUN DAILY 02.08.2022 : ‘Number of deaths in custody concerning’ – Haniff Khatri :

“Ill health may be a factor that led to the deaths of some detainees while in police custody. However, when 19 inmates are reported dead while in detention within just seven months, the highest number of cases ever recorded in less than a year, there is cause for concern.

The deaths include the latest, involving a 36-year-old man who was said to be in the pink of health with no known medical condition but died barely a week after spending time in jail for a drink-driving offence.

Prominent lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla said the matter should be raised in Parliament and a proposal to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) and a special independent committee should be made to get to the root cause of the issues that led to the deaths.

He said there should be a proper and thorough study to determine if lock-ups and detention centres are safe, hygienic and germ-free.

“We do not know what caused the deaths but we must find out. If it was due to hygiene reasons, then we can find ways to resolve it.

“The special task force or committee should be independent and made up of a retired judge, retired doctor or surgeon, building safety expert and someone who specialises in the study of infections and germs.

“Only then will the public have confidence in its findings.

“The issue needs to be tackled seriously in accordance with the rule of law. The Home Minister and Law Minister will need to look into it,” Mohamed Haniff told theSun.

“We cannot go on accusing the authorities of foul play. There are thousands of policemen who work hard and guard the prison sincerely. The good name of these cops should not be tarnished because of a few bad apples. Hence, if there is foul play suspected, then an RCI should hear the case.”

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