Caning & Deaths Numbers

Escalated Caning Numbers in Malaysia

The Home Affairs Ministry announced in December 2004 that 18,607 ‘illegal immigrants’ had been whipped since the Immigration Act was amended in 2002. These comprised 11,473 Indonesians, 2,786 Myanmarese, 1,956 Filipinos, 708 Bangladeshis, 509 Indians and 1,175 of other nationalities, each given between 1-6 strokes.  page-4 from this source: 
http://www.wao.org.my/Documents/MWG-JUMP%20-%20joint%20UPR%20submission%20-%20Malaysia%20-%20February%202009.pdf

An example of caning in Malaysia

 
In a response to a parliamentary question on 9 March, Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein disclosed that Malaysia had caned 29,759 foreigners between 2005 and 2010 for immigration offences alone.

Since 2002, when Parliament amended the Immigration Act 1959/63 to make immigration violations such as illegal entry subject to caning, tens of thousands of refugees and migrant workers have been caned.

At least 60 percent  of the 29,759 foreigners caned were Indonesians, according to Liew Chin Tong, the parliamentarian who submitted the question. Source: http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/country,,,,MYS,,4d79c525a,0.html

 

 

Burmese refugee tells of caning in Malaysia : http://www.theage.com.au/national/burmese-refugee-tells-of-caning-in-malaysia-20110624-1gjnu.html

Note: UNHCR stated in its country operation plan,notably, there were credible indications that forcible deportations of asylum-seekers and refugees had ceased inmid-2009″.

 

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About 3,000 deaths in custody in Malaysia in the last 20 years…Deaths in police custody have been on the rise

 
source from sharleshector, 23 July 2009
 
Death in Police Custody in Malaysia has been increasing…and this is based on the information that we have obtained from the government…[It is really difficult to get information from the government – and the only way is to get an MP to ask questions…]

Relying merely on data provided by the government, it has been disclosed that there have been 150 deaths from 1990 until 2004 (10.7 per year), 108 deaths between 2000 and 2006 (18 per year), and, 85 deaths between 2003 and 2007 (21.25 per year).

In Malaysia “…from 1990 till September last year [2004], a total of 1,583 deaths among prisoners were recorded in 28 prisons nationwide, with the highest number in 2003 when 279 inmates died. During the same period, 150 detainees died in police lock-ups or custody…” – Malaysiakini, 7/2/2005

‘…Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today revealed that 108 deaths occurred during police custody between 2000 and 2006…’ – Malaysiakini, 23/4/2007

‘…There were 85 deaths recorded in police lock-ups during the 2003-2007…’ -Bernama, 8/7/2008.

Make Malaysia Torture-Free – Ratify Convention on Torture, Set Up the IPCMC (MADPET- 26/6/2009)

How many deaths in custody in Malaysia since independence?How many deaths in police custody in Malaysia since independence?How many deaths in custody of other enforcement agencies in Malaysia since independence?

Yearly data is required to determine whether deaths in custody is on the rise, as is the case of death in police custody…

“1,535 Deaths in Custody in Malaysia between 2003 and last year” (Bernama News, 8/7/08) – this was what was revealed at the Dewan Rakyat(Parliment) on Tuesday(8/7/2008). – 1,535 Deaths in Custody in Malaysia between 2003 and last year

We know that from 1990 until September 2004, there were 1,583 + 150 deaths in custody…Maybe about 3,000 deaths in custody in Malaysia since 1990…
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Malaysia’s mystery migrant deaths
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4720386.stm

    

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