RCI hearing on Wang Kelian mass graves begins today

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The public hearing by the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on human trafficking and mass graves in Wang Kelian begins Wednesday (April 17).

It is held at the Home Ministry's Dewan Gemilang here, which has been converted into a court room.

The hearing will also be held tomorrow and on April 22.

Former Chief Justice Tun Arifin Zakaria is heading the seven-member RCI, with former Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Norian Mai as deputy chairman.

The other members are former Head of Prosecution in the Attorney General's Chambers Datuk Noorbahri Baharuddin, former Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail, former Head of Research in the Attorney General's Chambers Datuk Junaidah Abdul Rahman, former Malaysian Ambassador to Thailand Datuk Nazirah Hussin and former Public Accounts Committee (PAC) deputy chairman Dr Tan Seng Giaw.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has been reported to have said that the report by RCI would be submitted to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

In 2015, the country and the world were shocked over the discovery of mass graves and several transit camps in Wang Kelian linked to human trafficking activities, where a total of 147 graves with 130 human skeletons were found, which later led to the arrest of 44 foreigners.

The tragedy which involved victims from the ethnic Rohingya community from Myanmar and Bangladesh also attracted the attention of the international community. - Bernama

Related stories:

Keeping close watch on ‘laluan tikus’

‘RCI to decide on whether to use report’

Report finds Wang Kelian mass graves dug by human trafficking syndicate

34 refugees rescued and fed by Sungai Baru villagers

Journalist frustrated at lack of recognition for exposing Wang Kelian mass graves

Malaysia back on US human trafficking watchlist

RCI to probe actions of authorities in Wang Kelian graves case

No light shed on Wang Kelian

Cops still looking for info over alleged involvement of authorities in Wang Kelian trafficking case

Muhyiddin: Wang Kelian RCI may use Suhakam report as reference for its investigation

Journalist willing to testify before RCI

Cops: Human trafficking victims usually tight-lipped

RCI to probe mass graves in Wang Kelian

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 7
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Across The Star Online

Air Pollutant Index

Highest API Readings

    Select State and Location to view the latest API reading

    Source: Department of Environment, Malaysia