Monday, January 17, 2022

If proper procedure followed, 63 year old accused will be alive today, and not died in a police lock-up...(MADPET)

 

Media Statement – 17/1/2022

If proper procedure followed, 63 year old accused will be alive today, and not died in a police lock-up

Police lock-ups for suspects under investigations, not accussed persons in detention awaiting end of trial

On 13/1/2022, a 63 year old man, who would probably be alive, died in a police lock-up at the Taiping district police headquarters (IPD), Perak. The deceased was an accused person who had already been charged in court in April 2021, and as such he should rightly have been returned to his place of detention at the prison complex, possibly Taiping prison, and not placed in any police lock up.

Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department (JIPS) director Datuk Azri Ahmad said “The accused had been placed in the Taiping IPD lock-up after the first mention of the case on Jan 11 while awaiting the next mention tomorrow,”

MADPET (Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) states that after his court date on 11/1/2022, he should have immediately been returned to prison, and brought back to court again on 15/1/2022. It must be noted that the Taiping Prison, where he was most likely detained after being charged in April 2021 is very near. He cannot simply be placed in a police lock-up at this stage.

Persons in police lock-ups are only arrested suspects, remanded for investigation purpose only, and as such the authorities must explain why this accused person awaiting his trial to end was even in a police lock-up when he died.

After an accused is charged in court, he is further detained if his application for bail was denied, or because he simply could not afford to furnish the required bail. In Malaysia, sadly there are too many un-convicted waiting for their trial to end are in prison. In 2015, for example, there were a total of 51,602 persons in Malaysian prisons, and about 25.8 %(13,000) of them were remand pre-trial prisoners. Great injustice happens when these detainees are later found not guilty, and Malaysia at present still do not compensate the innocent for their often years of lost liberties and freedoms. MADPET reiterates the call for compensation for those wrongfully detained, who have been found not guilty or innocent.

CCTV and Custodial Medical Unit (CMU) in Lock-Ups

In a Parliamentary Reply on 16/12/2021, [Q.331], the Home Minister said that all police lock-ups will be monitored by CCTV latest by the end 0f 2021, and as such, it is hoped that the CCTV recordings will assist in the inquiry of this mid- January 2022 death in custody case.

MADPET hopes that there will no more cases where the police come up with excuses of non-functioning or non-existent CCTVs, ‘fake’ CCTVs  or even excuses that the CCTVs do not record.

To reduce death in police custody, the Minister also said that steps have been including a more stringent Standard Operating Procedure(SOP), whereby there will also be increased monitoring at night and also increased personnel responsible for monitoring lock-ups/[Q.331]. MADPET urges for a disclosure of this SOP, so that the detainees and others can also make sure the compliance of the police.

The Minister also informed about the set-up of Custodial Medical Unit (CMU), which will also do a medical examination of detainees before they are placed in police lock-ups. [Q.331]. MADPET is pleased that this will certainly reduce and/or eliminate deaths in police custody in Malaysia.

The NEW Death in Custody Investigations Unit that began in 2022 gets its first case

On 7/12/2021, Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin said that because of the number of complaints about deaths in custody, the decision was made to set up this new Death in Custody Investigations Unit which would be under the Federal Police’s Integrity and Standards Compliance Department. This unit would be headed by a police superintendent and would begin investigating all deaths in police custody that occur on Jan 1 onwards. (Star, 7/12/2021).

Apparently, this NEW Unit has sprung to action, and 2 policemen are among the four individuals arrested to assist in the investigation into the death of this detainee. All 4 have remanded at the Taiping Magistrates’ Court for seven days until January 20 to assist in the investigation.

MADPET is open to give an opportunity for this police’s NEW Death in Custody Investigations Unit to show us that police can investigate independently death in POLICE CUTODY cases, even where the perpetrators who may likely be police officers, and the scene of the crime is a police facility.  

Even before this new special unit, the police was duty bound to investigate such deaths in the custody, but unfortunately the lack of prosecution of the police suspects have given rise to a public perception that the police cannot really be expected to independently investigate and bring to justice police officers responsible for the death. There is a need for a non-police independent investigation.

In 2018, the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) found that police personnel had beaten Syed Mohd Azlan criminal intent sufficient to make it a crime of murder. The EAIC also found that the police had tampered with evidence – even causing a rubber mat and/or carpet possibly stained with blood to vanish.

It is for this reason that many have called for an INDEPENDENT body, not the police, when the police themselves may be the perpetrator, and/or are directly or indirectly involved in the crime.

Covering Up By classifying it a ‘Sudden Death’ must be avoided

The Bernama Report said that the victim ‘…suffered from sudden death while in custody…’(Sun Daily, 14/1/2022). Sudden Death, according to dictionary  like Merriam Webster means, ‘unexpected death that is instantaneous or occurs within minutes from any cause other than violence’. What is the cause of the death is for the Coroner to determine after an open inquest.

In death in custody cases, violence cannot be ruled out prematurely – as the likelihood of violence by police officers and/or others of causing the death instantaneously or even much later after the act/s of violence is there. The failure to provide speedy healthcare and medication also makes someone criminally liable for the death.

“A Magistrate holding an inquiry shall inquire when, where, how and after what manner the deceased came by his death and also whether any person is criminally concerned in the cause of the death.'(s.337). It is the coroner that determines whether it is ‘sudden death’ or otherwise, not the police and certainly not the media.

In a Parliamentary Reply on 16/12/2021, [Q.402], the Home Minister said for the period from January 2015 until September 2021, there were 79 deaths in police custody. The Minister said that only 20 inquest were done, 17 cases are with the Public Prosecutor, 12 still being investigated and the police have classified 30 cases as ‘No Further Action’.  

MADPET calls for an inquest for ALL remaining 59 death in custody cases in that period, and for all death in custody cases, and these inquests must be done speedily, preferably before the body of the deceased which is the key evidence is disposed off. Cremation can destroy much needed evidence.

An inquiry of death is NOT an investigation with the object of finding sufficient evidence to prosecute anyone. An inquest determines when, where, how and after what manner the deceased came by his death and also whether any person is criminally concerned in the cause of the death.'(s.337). As such, the most important question is whether anyone may be criminally responsible for the death or not.

As to the determination of who exactly is the criminal suspect, that is really not the responsibility of the Coroner, but the police and the prosecutors.

An independent Coroner’s finding after an open inquest can remove doubt of police criminal responsibility of victim of death in police custody.

MADPET calls for a speedy inquest in this case, and reiterates the call for Inquests for all death in police custody cases; and

MADPET calls on the Home Minister, Government and Judiciary to practice transparency and accountability, and make public results of inquests, Coroner’s reasons for not holding inquests, investigation and/or prosecution of especially of death in custody cases vide their websites and other means, without being always forced to answer because of some Parliamentary Question.

 

Charles Hector

For and  on behalf of MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture)

 

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KUALA LUMPUR: Two policemen are among four individuals arrested to assist in the investigation into the death of a detainee in a lock-up at the Taiping district police headquarters (IPD), Perak, yesterday.

Bukit Aman Integrity and Standards Compliance Department director Datuk Azri Ahmad said the Criminal Investigation Unit on Deaths in Custody had been instructed to investigate the incident on the day it occurred.

He said the results of the investigation also led to the arrest of two other accused persons.

“Therefore, all of them were remanded at the Taiping Magistrate’s Court for seven days until Jan 20 to assist in the investigation,“ he said in a statement, tonight.

Yesterday, police confirmed that a local male detainee suffered from sudden death while in custody at a lock-up at the Taiping IPD.

The 63-year-old was an inmate of the Taiping Prison who had been placed temporarily at the Taiping IPD lock-up.

-Bernama - The Sun Daily, 14/1/2022

 

SOALAN NO: 331

PEMBERITAHUAN PERTANYAAN BUKAN LISAN (BERTULIS)

DEWAN RAKYAT, MESYUARAT KEDUA, PENGGAL KEEMPAT,

PARLIMEN KEEMPAT BELAS

PERTANYAAN : BUKAN LISAN (BERTULIS)

DARIPADA : TUAN RAMLI BIN DATO' MOHD NOR (CAMERON HIGHLANDS)

SOALAN

TUAN RAMLI BIN DATO' MOHD NOR [ CAMERON HIGHLANDS ] minta MENTERI DALAM NEGERI menyatakan apakah langkah-langkah pencegahan yang akan dan sedang diambil oleh PDRM, SPRM dan Imigresen untuk memastikan tiada lagi kes kematian dalam tahanan di negara ini.

SOALAN NO: 331

JAWAPAN

Tuan Yang Di Pertua,

Langkah-langkah yang diambil pihak Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) untuk meminimakan kes-kes kematian tahanan dalam lokap khususnya tahanan yang mengalami masalah kesihatan adalah dengan menyediakan garis panduan (SOP) yang lebih ketat termasuk dalam menguruskan tahanan sakit, rondaan yang lebih kerap di sel pada waktu malam, penyediaan bilik rawatan dan pembantu perubatan serta penambahan anggota polis yang menguruskan tahanan.

Di samping itu, Kementerian sedang dalam proses menambahbaik pengurusan lokap PDRM melalui pewujudan Custodial Medical Unit (CMU) di lima (5) Lokap Berpusat PDRM dengan Lokap Berpusat Bayan Baru, Pulau Pinang dijadikan sebagai projek rintis. Kementerian turut merancang untuk melaksanakan pemeriksaan kesihatan ke atas tahanan melalui pelantikan panel klinik swasta. Dengan kaedah ini, pemeriksaan tahap kesihatan tahanan dapat dibuat dengan segera sebelum tahanan dimasukkan ke dalam lokap.

Selain itu, pemasangan kamera litar tutup atau CCTV di semua lokap balai polis juga sedang dilaksanakan mengikut 5 zon (Utara, Selatan, Timur, Sabah, Sarawak) sebagai penambahbaikan bagi mengatasi isu kematian di dalam tahanan. Projek pemasangan CCTV Lokap PDRM dijangka akan selesai pada akhir tahun ini.

SOALAN NO: 331

Kementerian Dalam Negeri melalui Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia juga sentiasa menitikberatkan hal ehwal kebajikan tahanan di Depot Imigresen dengan menyediakan penjagaan khas serta perlindungan ke atas mereka semasa dalam tahanan. Prosedur pengurusan tahanan yang berada dalam Depot Imigresen adalah berpandukan Arahan Tetap Ketua Pengarah Imigresen Mengenai Prosedur Pentadbiran dan Pengurusan Depot Imigresen.

Sebagai langkah bagi memastikan tahap kesihatan yang baik di kalangan tahanan, pihak Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia telah telah mengadakan sesi libat urus dengan Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia dengan menempatkan 25 orang Penolong Pegawai Perubatan Gred U29/32 di depot imigresen seluruh Malaysia bagi memberikan rawatan awal kepada tahanan. Bagi memperkukuhkan lagi perkhidmatan kesihatan di depot, klinik kesihatan yang terdekat dikenal pasti sekaligus bertindak sebagai pusat rujukan kepada Penolong Pegawai Perubatan Gred U29/32 serta untuk membantu dari aspek keperluan perubatan. Mereka juga bertanggungjawab membuat lawatan dan pemantauan secara berkala ke depot imigresen.

Kerajaan juga membuat penambahbaikan semasa melalui kerja-kerja menaik taraf depot imigresen sedia ada dengan menyediakan ruang dan fasiliti yang sesuai untuk semua tahanan.

Dalam pada itu, isu kematian di lokap Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) bukan berada di bawah bidang kuasa KDN. Sehubungan itu, adalah dicadangkan agar persoalan ini dikemukakan terus kepada pihak SPRM yang berada bawah tanggungjawab Jabatan Perdana Menteri (JPM).

PARLIMEN KEEMPAT BELAS

PERTANYAAN : BUKAN LISAN (BERTULIS)

DARIPADA : YB TUAN SIVARASA A/L K.RASIAH (SUNGAI BULOH)

SOALAN

TUAN R. SIVARASA [ SUNGAI BULOH ] minta MENTERI DALAM NEGERI menyatakan kes-kes kematian dalam lokap polis dalam tempoh 2015 hingga 30 September 2021. Daripada jumlah ini berapa inkues telah dimulakan, berapa telah di selesai dan apakah langkah Kerajaan untuk mengurangkan kes-kes kematian dalam lokap polis.

SOALAN NO: 402

JAWAPAN

Tuan Yang Di Pertua,

Bagi tempoh Januari 2015 hingga September 2021, pihak Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) telah merekodkan sejumlah 606,664 tahanan yang ditahan di lokap-lokap PDRM seluruh Malaysia. Daripada jumlah tersebut, sebanyak 79 laporan atau 0.09 peratus kes kematian tahanan dalam lokap PDRM direkodkan.

Untuk makluman Yang Berhormat, Mahkamah telah memerintahkan 20 kes dalam prosiding inkues; 17 kes dalam tindakan Timbalan Pendakwaraya; 12 kes masih dalam siasatan; dan 30 kes berstatus ‘no further action’.

Di antara langkah-langkah yang diambil pihak PDRM untuk meminimakan kes-kes kematian tahanan dalam lokap khususnya tahanan yang mengalami masalah kesihatan adalah dengan menyediakan garis panduan (SOP) yang lebih ketat termasuk dalam menguruskan tahanan sakit, rondaan yang lebih kerap di sel pada waktu malam, penyediaan bilik rawatan dan pembantu perubatan serta penambahan anggota polis yang menguruskan tahanan.

Di samping itu, Kementerian sedang dalam proses menambahbaik pengurusan lokap PDRM melalui pewujudan Custodial Medical Unit (CMU) di lima (5) Lokap Berpusat PDRM dengan Lokap Berpusat Bayan Baru, Pulau Pinang dijadikan sebagai projek rintis. Kementerian turut merancang untuk melaksanakan pemeriksaan kesihatan ke atas tahanan melalui pelantikan panel klinik swasta. Dengan kaedah ini, pemeriksaan tahap kesihatan tahanan dapat dibuat dengan segera sebelum tahanan

SOALAN NO: 402

dimasukkan ke dalam lokap.

Selain itu, pemasangan kamera litar tutup atau CCTV di semua lokap balai polis juga sedang dilaksanakan mengikut 5 zon (Utara, Selatan, Timur,Sabah, Sarawak) sebagai penambahbaikan bagi mengatasi isu kematian di dalam tahanan. Projek pemasangan CCTV Lokap PDRM dijangka akan selesai pada akhir tahun ini.


Thursday, December 16, 2021

Sarawak Police investigating police who shot person dead must be independent, and lead to suspects being openly tried in court, and not subject to internal ‘secret’ disciplinary action - No preferential treatment for police law-breakers especially in extrajudicial killings

Media Statement – 16/12/2021

Sarawak Police investigating police who shot person dead must be independent, and lead to suspects being openly tried in court, and not subject to internal ‘secret’ disciplinary action

No preferential treatment for police law-breakers especially in extrajudicial killings

MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture) applauds the fact that the police is investigating the killing  of a 24 year old man by the police in Sarawak for murder under the Penal Code  and offences under the Arms Act 1960. Later, one may be charged for murder, culpable homicide not amounting to murder or for some lesser killing offence.

Police who shot dead ‘suspect’ investigated for Murder

On 15/12/2021, a man driving a Proton Saga was shot dead by the police after he allegedly tried to evade and ram into the police along Jalan Simpang Tiga in Kuching, Sarawak. It was alleged the man had been instructed to stop for checks by the police for driving recklessly, but he  ignored the order and sped off, hitting several cars along the way before arriving at a traffic light junction in Jalan Simpang Tiga.

Another report said that the man driving a Proton Saga was said to be behaving in a suspicious manner and when instructed by police to stop, he drove his car at high speed towards them.

Another report suggested that the police already knew he was a wanted criminal suspect. There are contradictions in media reports, and the real truth is difficult to determine from media reports.

The only known truth seems to be that the man was shot dead by the police.

 ‘Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail when contacted confirmed the case.,"Police will carry out a complete investigation into the case under Section 307 of the Penal Code and Section 8(a) of the Arms Act 1960," he said. The road was closed for more than five hours for the police to investigate the case, forcing motorists to use alternative routes.’(New Straits Times, 16/2/2021).

This reasonably means that the police is investigating the police officers who shot dead the victim, for it is nonsense for the police to be now investigating a dead victim.

In this case, MADPET sees no other option but to now charge the said suspected police officers for the killing of this person, and in court the accused police officers then will have every opportunity to raise whatever defenses including maybe ‘self defence’, and leave it to the court to decide on their guilt and/or innocence.

Police can only arrest not kill suspects

The police in Malaysia, under the law, is empowered to only arrest, and is permitted to use reasonable force to arrest – not kill as provided for in section 15 of the Malaysian Criminal Procedure Code 199(Act 153)(CPC).

Only Police killing of only persons already accused of serious crimes whilst trying to arrest may be excusable under CPC

Section 15(3) CPC clearly states that ‘(3) Nothing in this section gives a right to cause the death of a person who is not accused of an offence punishable with death or with imprisonment for life.’

In this case, it seems clear that the said victim is certainly not a person ‘accused of an offence punishable with death or with imprisonment for life.’ If he was accussed, he would have already been charged in court, and so, at most, now he is merely a suspect, as such the killing of such suspects is not permissible in Malaysian law or the CPC.

Was the incident a pre-meditated or accidental encounter?

Media reports suggest that the police shot the victim dead allegedly because he tried to use his car to ram into the police, but there is no indication that the now deceased had used any firearms on the police. Another media report suggests this may have been a pre-meditated or planned police action to arrest the suspect of several crimes, and hopefully not to kill. Or was it merely a chance encounter by a police patrol unit? [Astro Awani 15/12/2021, Malay Mail 16/12/2021, Borneo Post 15/12/2021)

Public Prosecutor, SUHAKAM, EAIC and others to ensure independence of investigation/prosecution

MADPET urges a comprehensive and independent investigation of these police suspects, with no cover-ups or preferential treatment simply on the basis that the  suspects are police officers.

It is best that investigating officers are not from the same station or the same police district or even the police. It may be best if the Coroner and the Public Prosecutor are involved in the investigation from the onset.

MADPET also urges SUHAKAM (Malaysian National Human Rights Commission), and the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission(EAIC) to also closely monitor this case to ensure that there be an independent investigation and prosecution of said police officers.

MADPET urges the suspects to be charged and tried in court, and not be simply subject to some ‘secretive’ internal disciplinary action. Crimes must be punished in accordance to the law.

Government/Police Priority Is To Prove That It Was Not An Extra-Judicial Killing

If the said police officers were acting on orders and/or authorization of the police, then this would be extrajudicial killing. If they were acting in pursuance of their duties, it would again be extrajudicial killings.

However, if they were acting on their own at the behest(or orders) of another or for payment, then it may not extrajudicial killing but simple murder or an ordinary crime.

Truth must be revealed, and at present, it will be reasonable that it be presumed to be an extrajudicial killing, making it a priority for government and police to prove that it was not an extrajudicial killing.

There have been too many incidents of police shot alleged suspects or other innocent persons in Malaysia, where there was no closure – let alone proper independent investigations and/or prosecutions. Were they all extrajudicial killings?

Even in cases of death in custody, where SUHAKAM and/or the EAIC, after an proper inquiry found police officers criminally liable for the death of victims and/or other related offences like tampering of evidence, makes recommendations that they be charged in court, we have seen a failure of the government, police and/or the public prosecutor to charge and try them in criminal courts. It is embarrassing when thereafter, civil actions by the deceased’s families against the said officers and the police succeeds.

Recent SUHAKAM’s finding after public inquiries of enforced disappearance caused by police officers, have not yet to see any police officer being charged and tried in court.

This recent assurance by the Sarawak Police Commissioner of a thorough investigation of the police officers in this recent ‘shoot to kill’ incident gives us hope, that even police officers that committed crimes are not above the law, and will be investigated charged and tried.

MADPET reiterates the call for an independent investigation or re-investigation in all past ‘shoot to kill’ or extrajudicial killing incidents, as there is no limitation when it comes to crime, and the wrongdoers must be charged and accorded a fair trial in an open court. Secret disciplinary actions must be  avoided.

MADPET reiterates for the criminalization of extrajudicial killings in Malaysia;

MADPET also calls on the government to disclose statistics and information about all deaths by reason of police shootings, and the steps taken against the perpetrators.

Charles Hector

For and on behalf of MADPET(Malaysians Against Death Penalty and Torture)

 

POLICE INVESTIGATING THE DEAD?

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail when contacted confirmed the case. "Police will carry out a complete investigation into the case under Section 307 of the Penal Code and Section 8(a) of the Arms Act 1960," he said.

Section 307 Penal Code -   Attempt to murder

Section 8(a) Arms Act 1960 - Any person who in contravention of the provisions of this Act-(a) has in his possession, custody or control, or carries or uses any arm or ammunition without an arms licence or arms permit in that behalf or otherwise than as authorized by the licence or permit or, in the case of ammunition, in quantities in excess of those so authorized; or...(b)...

 

Section 15 Criminal Procedure Code -  Arrest, how made

(1) In making an arrest the police officer or other person making the same shall actually touch or confine the body of the person to be arrested unless there is a submission to the custody by word or action.

(2) If such person forcibly resist the endeavour to arrest him or attempt to evade the arrest such officer or other person may use all means necessary to effect the arrest.

(3) Nothing in this section gives a right to cause the death of a person who is not accused of an offence punishable with death or with imprisonment for life.

Man shot dead after trying to ram cops near Kuching

KUCHING: A man was shot dead after he allegedly tried to evade and ram into the police along Jalan Simpang Tiga, here, last night.

It was learnt that the man, who was driving a Proton Saga, had been instructed to stop for checks by the police for driving recklessly.

The man, however, ignored the order and sped off, hitting several cars along the way before arriving at a traffic light junction in Jalan Simpang Tiga.

He was said to have tried to ram into the police when they attempted to approach the vehicle to apprehend him. This forced the police to open fire.

A team paramedics deployed to the scene confirmed that the man, 24, died on the spot.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail when contacted confirmed the case.

"Police will carry out a complete investigation into the case under Section 307 of the Penal Code and Section 8(a) of the Arms Act 1960," he said.

The road was closed for more than five hours for the police to investigate the case, forcing motorists to use alternative routes. - NST, 16/12/2021

 

(UPDATED) Man believed shot dead after attempting to evade, ram cops in Kuching

Police investigating the old Proton Saga driven by the suspect.

KUCHING (Dec 15): A man was believed to have been shot dead after he allegedly attempted to evade and ram police personnel around 7.20pm at Jalan Simpang Tiga traffic light intersection here tonight.

It was said that the suspect, driving an old Proton Saga, had been ordered by the police to stop for checks.

He however disregarded the order and sped off, hitting several vehicles at the traffic light intersection.

Several police personnel tried to approach the vehicle to apprehend the suspect but he was said to have attempted to ram them to try to escape, which prompted the police to fire several shots at him.

Paramedics at the scene confirmed that the suspect had died.

Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail in a statement later said the police had fired shots on the Proton Saga which was driven suspiciously and dangerously, in an attempt to stop it.

“Upon checks, paramedics have confirmed that the suspect, a local man around 24 years old, has died on the spot,” he said.

He said the case is being investigated under Section 307 of the Penal Code for attempted murder and Section 8(a) of the Arms Act 1960 for possessing or carrying arms and ammunition without an arms licence or permit. - Borneo Post, 15/12/2021

Man shot dead after trying to plow into cops in Kuching

Sources said police were forced to open fire when the suspect tried to run down several traffic policemen who attempted to apprehend him. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri
Sources said police were forced to open fire when the suspect tried to run down several traffic policemen who attempted to apprehend him. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri



KUCHING, Dec 16 — A motorist was shot dead after he allegedly tried to ram his car into a police patrol vehicle at the Jalan Simpang Tiga-Batu Lintang junction here last night.

In the 7.40pm incident, the man driving a Proton Saga was said to be behaving in a suspicious manner and when instructed by police to stop, he drove his car at high speed towards them.

It is understood that the suspect, whose identity has not been disclosed, hit several cars at the traffic light junction while trying to flee.

Sources said police were forced to open fire when the suspect tried to run down several traffic policemen who attempted to apprehend him.

Sarawak CID chief SAC Lukas Aket, when contacted, confirmed the incident. — Bernama - Malay Mail, 16/12/2021

 

Wanted Man Shot Dead In Kuching After He Tried To Escape From Police

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Source: Sukan Star TV - sstv.my | Facebook

This incident took place after the man had realised that traffic officers were tailing him in a vehicle and tried to escape at a traffic light intersection. Several vehicles were damaged as the suspect collided into them in his attempt to flee custody.

When the officers from the Kuching District Police Headquarters tried to arrest the suspect, he fought back which caused the officers to fire several shots.Shot 3

The Borneo Post shared that the suspect is confirmed to be dead on the scene.

“Upon checks, paramedics have confirmed that the suspect, a local man around 24 years old, has died on the spot”, said Sarawak Police Commissioner Datuk Aidi Ismail.

Kuching folks, did you witness the incident? Let us know in the comment section. - World of Buzz, 16/12/2021

 

Polis tembak mati lelaki dikehendaki

Astro Awani
Polis tembak mati lelaki dikehendaki
Suspek adalah individu yang dikehendaki polis kerana terlibat dalam beberapa kes jenayah sebelum ini.
 
KUCHING: Seorang lelaki mati selepas ditembak polis di persimpangan Jalan Simpang Tiga - Batu Lintang, dekat sini sekitar jam 7.40 malam Rabu.
 
Suspek adalah individu yang dikehendaki polis kerana terlibat dalam beberapa kes jenayah sebelum ini.
 
Suspek dipercayai berasal dari Kampung Pinang Jawa, Kuching telah melanggar beberapa kenderaan dalam usahanya melarikan diri di persimpangan lampu isyarat di Jalan Simpang Tiga sebaik sahaja menyedari diekori polis. Astro Awani, 15/12/2021