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Enact an Anti-Torture Act


Ng Yap Hwa


Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy

Policy Code:

2b Human Rights

Problem Statement / Issue:

The endless death in custody incidences violated the human rights of detainees, be it Malaysians or foreigners. A new act is required to tackle the culture of impunity among all enforcement officers who involved in torturing detainees under their custodies.

Value(s) and Belief(s):

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. (Article 5 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948)

Proposal of Solution and Call to Action:

Enact an Anti-Torture Act to penalize enforcement agency officers who physically or mentally tortured detainees under their custodies, for example MACC, Police, immigration and prison officers.


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