Family in custodial death case wins negligence suit


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  • Friday, 29 Sep 2017

Lim being congratulated by her counsel Visvanathan after winning a civil suit against the Federal Government, police and Rela. Looking on is Chin Lee's aunt Leanne Cheah.

GEORGE TOWN: Family members of Cheah Chin Lee, who died in police custody, won their negligence suit against the Federal Government, Rela and the police.  

Cheah's mother Lim Gaik Suan, 71, and sister Cheah Saw Imm, 51, were awarded RM184,000 with 5% interest from the date of filing their suit on Aug 18, 2015, until the verdict.  

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