(9.1) Soh Kai Chiok, aged 49:
(a) The deceased (Soh Kai Chiok) was arrested and detained at Bera District Police Headquarters (IPD) in Pahang. He was suspected of stealing bananas and was being investigated under Section 379 of the Penal Code.(b) It has been reported that Soh Kai Chiok was arrested by the owner of the banana plantation and his four employees, and was handed over to the police with injuries on his left arm, left leg and on the face. He was taken to the Triang Health Clinic and was referred to the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital in Temerloh.(c) According to the Bera district police chief, the guard at the police headquarters men's lock-up found Soh Kai Chiok unconscious. Soh Kai Chiok was pronounced dead at 12.15am on 18.1.2017. He also said that post-mortem results showed ulcers the size of a 50-sen coin were found in Soh’s intestines.
(9.2) S Balamurugan s/o M Suppiah, aged 44:
(a) The deceased (Balamurugan) was arrested on 6.2.2017.(b) On 7.2.2017, Balamurugan was brought before a Magistrate for a remand order. According to Balamurugan’s lawyer, at his remand hearing, Balamurugan was weak and unable to walk, had bruises on his face, was bleeding from his nose and mouth, and vomited blood.(c) Upon observing Balamurugan’s condition, the presiding Magistrate queried the Investigating Officer but the Investigating Officer did not reply. The presiding Magistrate then rejected the remand application and instructed the Investigating Officer to take Balamurugan to the hospital for treatment immediately.(d) Balamurugan was neither released nor brought to the hospital for medical treatment.(e) On 8.2.2017, Balamurugan was found dead at the North Klang Police Headquarters.(f) The first autopsy carried out at the Klang Hospital had reportedly indicated that Balamurugan had died of “heart problems”. However, the results of the second post-mortem conducted by Hospital Kuala Lumpur and released on 18.2.2017 states that the cause of death while Balamurugan was in police custody was “coronary artery disease with multiple blunt force injuries”.(g) On 22.2.2017, the Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that police have started investigations under Section 345 of the Penal Code (wrongful confinement) against the investigating officer for failing to abide by a court order to release the deceased. However, there has been no news since then.(h) On 9.2.2017, the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (“EAIC”) stated that it would commence investigation into the death of Balamurugan immediately. On 28.2.2017, the EAIC stated that it has taken 47 witness statements.(i) Two teenagers, both age 16, who had been arrested together with Balamurugan and who had witnessed Balamurugan being assaulted, have, according to their lawyer, been beaten up and detained in an adult lock-up instead of being kept in a separate facility.
(9.3) Thanaseelan Muniandy, aged 43:
(a) The deceased (Thanaseelan) was arrested in Bukit Beruntung on 21.02.17 for an alleged burglary.(b) Thanaseelan was under a court remand from 22.02.17 to 25.02.17 at the Bukit Sentosa Police Station in the Hulu Selangor District. He was found unconscious in his cell at 1.50am on Saturday 25.02.17. An ambulance was called but Thanaseelan was pronounced dead at the scene by a medical personnel.(c) According to Hulu Selangor Police Chief Superintendent R. Supramaniam, Thanaseelan had been complaining of stomach pains; and he was brought to the Kuala Kubu Baru Hospital for treatment on 24.2.2017. The doctors gave him some medicine and the police brought him back to Bukit Sentosa Police Station.(d) Subsequent inquiries with the hospital have disclosed that Thanaseelan was not warded on 24.02.17, but the outpatient department could not confirm if he was brought in for treatment. Investigations are on-going as to why he was sent back to police custody without adequate diagnosis and treatment.(e) The pathologist who prepared the post-mortem report has said that preliminary findings show that Thanaseelan had died from “blood poisoning from suppurative peritonitis due to a perforated gastric ulcer” and that Thanaseelan would have suffered acute pain as there was so much pus in his stomach. Thanaseelan had a history of chronic gastritis.(f) Thanaseelan’s wife and family members have confirmed that despite being pronounced dead at 1.50am on 25.2.2017, the police only informed them approximately seven hours later. The distraught family members also claimed that they were never informed of the arrest.