http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/malaysia-bodies-refute-abuse-claimsAn inspection by the Malaysian Enforcement Agencies Integrity Commission (EAIC) and Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has found allegations that migrant workers – Cambodians among them – were killed in detention to be “false and without basis”, according to local media reports.
Representatives of EAIC, a government watchdog, and Suhakam were unreachable for comment yesterday but they are reported to have carried out a “spot-check” at the Juru detention centre, where a recently repatriated Cambodian migrant worker told NGO Central she witnessed guards beating and torturing several detainees to death. Following the inspection, an official statement was released rubbishing the Cambodian returnee’s claims.
“The allegations of detainee deaths from physical abuse as reported are false and without basis,” EAIC chairperson Yaacob Md Sam is quoted as saying in the statement, which also alleges the centre is overcrowded, structurally unsafe and has been without functioning CCTV since 2014.
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