Another Death in Prison-Motion rejected

My Motion to discuss on sudden death of C. Uthayachandran at Sg Buloh Prison was rejected by Dewan Rakyat Speaker at his chamber on ground that the precentage of such indicent is very minimal.

Despite almost 80 deaths occured since year 2000 and no proper inquest was conducted to find the reasons.

The Government has no respect to an individual life.

2008/05/19/NST
Suspect dies in prison fight

SUNGAI BULOH: A father’s worst fears came true when his son died at the Sungai Buloh prison here yesterday despite repeated requests that he be transferred to a different block.

C. Uthayachandran, 23, in prison pending his trial for a drug case next month, died when a fight broke out among several inmates in the Damai block at noon. Besides Uthayachandran, another inmate was injured.


The Prisons Department has lodged a police report.


Uthayachandran’s father, M. Chandran, 52, said his son had been facing problems with the inmates in the block over the last few months.


“He had asked prison officials to be transferred to a different block. He feared something bad was going to happen to him,” he said at the Sungai Buloh Hospital mortuary yesterday. Chandran, a taxi driver, claimed no one entertained his son’s request.


“If they had moved him out, this might not have happened,” said Chandran, who was supposed to visit his son today. Uthayachandran had been in prison for the past three years.


Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the report but declined to reveal details, adding that police were investigating. Police have classified the case as murder.

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