18 May '11, 3am

Ex-policeman dies fleeing Malaysian morality raid

KUALA LUMPUR: A former policeman fell to his death from a 16th floor hotel window ledge as he tried to evade a raid by Malaysia's Islamic morality police, officials said Wednesday. Islamic religious department officials carry out regular raids throughout the country, arresting Muslim Malays for "khalwat" or "close proximity" under religious laws that bar unmarried Muslims from being alone with a member of the opposite sex. District police chief Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman told AFP the 49-year old man was with a 40-year old woman, who was not his wife, when the incident occurred Tuesday. "Initial reports show he fell from the ledge when trying to escape the officers," he said. "The man died on the spot due to severe head injuries and the body was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital. We are still investigating the case and so cannot provide any further details," Zulkarnian added. ...

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