Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Police Abuse MMS: Special Inquiry Formed

The Prime Minister has acted swiftly in trying to at least restore a little respect for Malaysia by setting up an independent body to investigate the incident of a Chinese national woman ordered to strip and perform ear squats.

Special inquiry to probe ear squat issue

SUBANG: An independent body will be set up immediately to investigate the recent case of a woman, believed to be a Chinese national, ordered to perform ear squats in the nude in a police lockup.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said he had been briefed on the case and decided that an independent inquiry must be carried out.

Speaking to reporters on returning from Malta at the Royal Malaysia Air Force (RMAF) base here, Abdullah said the names of the people to sit in the proposed body had been shortlisted.

"I will speak to them to find out whether they are willing to be members of the body," Bernama quoted Abdullah, who had been in Malta for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), as saying.

On who would be heading the body, the Prime Minister said he was still considering it as "there are many (people) in (my) mind" at the moment. [...]

Looks like there's some bright light at the end of the tunnel after all.

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