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Selangor police deny detainee’s denial of medical treatment | Malaysia

A generic view of the Royal Malaysian Police logo outside Bukit Aman Police Headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on July 26, 2019. — Photo by Mukhriz Hazim

SHAH ALAM, April 23 – Selangor Police have refuted a report from an online portal claiming that a detainee was denied medical treatment while in custody.

State Department of Commercial Crime Investigation chief ACP Azman Ali said the suspect, who was arrested on April 17 on suspicion of involvement in buying and selling cards ATM machine, was taken yesterday for treatment while being held at Selayang Police Station in Gombak.

“Yesterday, while the suspect was remanded under Article 117 of the Criminal Procedure Code at Selayang Police Station, he complained of fever and worried if it was a symptom of the dengue fever or Covid-19.

“As a result, police from the Gombak District Police Headquarters (IPD) sent him to Selayang Hospital for treatment. The results of the doctor’s report indicated that he had a normal fever and had received medication and treatment,’ he said in a statement today.

Azman said the suspect had already been remanded in custody for four days and during that time he had not complained of fever or illness.

In addition, Azman pointed out that the police have strong evidence to detain the suspect to help investigate the cases of fraud reported by victims in Serdang, Shah Alam and Gombak.

“Reports of police engaging in ‘chained smoking’ (hugging detainees around police stations) or arbitrary actions are inaccurate,” he said.

Azman was today responding to a report on an online portal titled ‘Lawyer says his sick clients have not received medical treatment in detention’. — Bernama