Reforms to prevent custodial death must continue

THE Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy welcomes the award of RM450,000 by the Negri Sembilan High Court to the family of M. Segar (“Widow, son get close to RM450,000 in custodial death civil suit”, The Star, Sept 8; online at

Segar was arrested in April 2017 and was detained at the Port Dickson police lock-up. He suffered blunt force trauma and internal injuries and died in his cell on April 19, 2017.

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