Death camps: Post-mortem reveals no foul play


  • Nation
  • Friday, 12 Jun 2015

KANGAR: No element of foul play was found in the post-mortem conducted on 26 human skeletal remains found at the death camps in Wang Kelian.

Police state police chief Senior Asst Comm (SAC) Shafie Ismail said the deaths been classified as sudden death.

SAC Shafie added that the 26 were identified to be all male and between the ages of 17 and above 60.

“The post-mortem was aimed at determining whether there was any element of foul play and it has been found that no foul play was involved in the deaths,” he said on Friday.

On Monday, police completed exhuming 139 graves and retrieved a total of 106 bodies from the 28 transit camps were found abandoned by a human trafficking syndicate in Wang Kelian, close to the Malaysia-Thai border.

He was speaking to reporters at a press conference after witnessing the handing over of duties at the Kangar police headquarters on Friday.

Shaffie added that some of the remains found were semi decomposed while others were skeletons.
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