CCTV at detention room seized by authorities

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  • Monday, 02 Oct 2017

PETALING JAYA: Footage from the CCTV of the detention room which held the two navy personnel who died on Friday have been seized and authorities confirmed that the men were in good health when they were taken to the detention room.

Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badarud­din said three personnel who were guards on duty during the incident had been remanded to assist investigations.

Bernama reported that RMN had confirmed that the two personnel, Nik Muhammad Baihaqy Nik Mat, 28, and Muhammad Lailatulman Mohd Sukri, 26, were in good health before they were taken the detention room.

Admiral Ahmad Kamarulzaman said RMN had adhered to the SOP that every personnel who was taken to the detention room had to go through a health check first.

“The two personnel were in good health before they were taken to the detention centre.

“However, we do not want to comment further on this issue as it is still under investigation,” he told reporters yesterday.

Admiral Ahmad Kamarulzaman also said that the investigation board formed by RMN on Friday night would discuss and look into the SOP.

“The board will look into whether the SOP is still relevant or comprehensive to be used beside investigating whether personnel on duty adhered to the SOP or otherwise,” he said, adding that the board comprised of personnel headed by a captain with all of the other officers involved having expertise in security and health hazards.

He said the detention centre would not be closed but added that the RMN investigation board would not interfere with police work.

Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has promised that the investigations into the case would be carried out transparently.

“Nothing will be hidden. This is my promise,” he said in a Twitter posting yesterday.

This is not the first case invol­ving navy officers this year.

On June 14, five Malaysian National Defence University students were charged with murdering a navy cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman from the university.

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