15 Jun '11, 3am

(TTR) Malaysian official: Nude squats for female detainees is a ’standard procedure’

A Malaysian immigration officer has accused the two Singaporean women who were detained and stripped for not having their passports stamped at the Johor checkpoint of “blowing the matter out of proportion.” Both women were detained in a locked, crowded room until 5pm the next day and were initally asked to pay a fine of RM6,000 (S$2,440). They were eventually let off with a stern warning. Their ordeal sparked a massive outcry among Singaporeans with some questioning the standard procedures that detainees are subjected to by the immigration authorities in Malaysia and others calling on the MFA to launch a proper investigation on the incident. “It is common sense for one to get his or her passport stamped upon crossing the Causeway,” said another immigration officer at the Immigration of Johor State headquarters. He further added that it was indeed “standard procedure ” for ...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/06/15/malaysian-officia...

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