No “secret” executions in Malaysia? Then how come you and I do not know who is on the list of execution or not? The process is not transparent and is indeed “shrouded in secrecy”. We are a country that practices the death penalty and so far it is quite unknown to us what is happening in this area.

The police department should stop behaving like politicians and behave more like the civil “servants” that they are. Be more responsive, and not defensive.

Well, it all happenned like this:

First newspaper reports stated that (in reference to the International NGO’s 2007 report, released in London on April 15):

The amnesty report “expressed deep concern” that many more people were killed secretly in countries such as Mongolia, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Then the police refuted the allegations with Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Ismail Omar vehemently denying the allegations, saying Malaysia should not be included in such a category.

“Police carry out their investigations openly and all procedures carried out by the force is based on the laws of the country”.

Today,  Amnesty International Malaysia says that Ismail’s observation had been “incorrect and therefore his comment is misleading”.

Amnesty says that the report titled “Death Sentences and Executions in 2007”, released on April 15 2008, merely asserts the fact that information on executions and death penalty in Malaysia, a country that retains and practices death penalty as a form of punishment for a various offences, is shrouded in secrecy.

The report in every sentence either directly or indirectly did not assert or put forward any fact of arbitrary executions or extra judicial killings by the police in Malaysia or any other facts that undermine police investigations and criminal procedures.

The following is the exact paragraph taken from the April 15 report titled “Death Sentences and Executions in 2007” (AI Index: ACT 50/001/2008) that can be referred to at our website at

“…Amnesty International remains concerned that executions may have taken place in Mongolia and
Malaysia. However, due to the secretive nature of the use of the death penalty the organization was unable to obtain reliable information

Amnesty International Malaysia therefore calls on the government of Malaysia to make an official release on all statistics on executions and death sentences in Malaysia to date. We also urge the government to be more transparent and report on cases and statistics of death penalty and executions to the Parliament annually.United Nations in the past repeated call for the death penalty only to be used in an open and transparent manner.

14 responses »

  1. ConFuSeus says:

    “When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today.” Jacques Prevert 1900-1977, French Poet

    Easily insert quotes and jokes into your writing at

  2. hutchrun says:

    Say, maybe semi value will be executed soon. He has given an ultimatum to the gubment and if they don`t give in, he`ll be running with the Tamil Tigers:

    MIC president S Samy Vellu is giving the government an ultimatum. If it continues to ignore the Indian community, then he will be forced to seek support from other countries.

    We already got Hindraf, so semi value`s outfit will be ILO? (Indian Liberation Organisation).

  3. ghenjis khan says:

    Didn’t that fellow from the Unit Tindakan Khas ADMITTED he “eliminated” a few Malaysians before doing one on Ms Altantuya?

    Why do these people like to BOHONG BOHONG …… I think it is the way they were brought up by their parents and their mentors !

  4. Shrill says:

    Yes, and how about Francis Udayyapan?

  5. Pegasus says:

    The guys who brought the story of some of these executions are under the ISA,the 5 Hindraf heros are blank out and kept in solitude. These killings are indeed happening around us,some are reported but most goes without any news. Those people affected by the death of their loved ones in police custody should come out in the open and report to the right NGO’s
    or their elected MP’s from the Pakatan Rakyat.Let them take up the case from there. There are lot of cover-up that are waiting to be exposed.

  6. ANg Kong says:

    they hav got it wrong again, open execution is practiced widely here in malaysia…
    when a police force is called to response to an armed criminal (well, provided tht the police gets there in time as it is not unusual for the police to intentionally delay their arrival to avoid confrontation). Their aim is not shoot to wound/arrest…. instead, the police 9/10 times shoot to kill.. (the 1/10 time is when they miss).

  7. goldenhazel says:

    I’m not so sure about secret execution but police brutality is certainly no secret.

  8. sad dam says:

    If nobody saw Nathaniel Tan being abducted by the secret polis, he would have disappeared/gone just like that.

    Malaysia is just another Iraq.

  9. Robert says:

    What about Francis Udayppan case??? Were not the Police responsible for anyone under their detention?
    It also makes me to believe the ‘Hanged” cases in lockups are a form of secret executions!!!!
    Kudos to Annesty International…….I salute u.

  10. Hunk says:

    Those who died beaten by the police, can that be considered secret executions since the police always claims that the inmates death was natural.
    And if there is not the case, the sudden dissepearance of Nigel Mansel in highly likely in the State of Sarawak, since he was a vocalist against de-forestation against Sarawak’s CM. And till now, nobody has seen him….

  11. Gina says:

    Some 80 people have died in polic custody between 2000 and 2007. Only a few deaths were referred for inquests. These are ‘secret executions’ as most of the dead had evidence of trauma to their bodies…they didnot all die of natural causes. Perhaps the IGP can wake up and ask his mata mata how they killed these people. Most were of Indian origin…you can ask Samy Vellu. Families complained to the MIC and as usual they did nothing although they promised familes to move heaven and earth so light is shed. Each of those death diminishes all of us Malaysians. Of course it does not bother the IGP who has been asleep like AAB or UMNO or BN. They were too busy with other matters.

  12. fred says:

    Some Mongolian girl died. if they knew how to do it secretly and not use a bomb…. things might be different.

  13. kiassy says:

    Polis must check properly

  14. […] Amnesty International has suggested that Malaysia’s zero figure might conceal some secret (presumably extrajudicial) executions. While the government angrily denied that suggestion, the death penalty has come under growing […]

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