16 Jun '11, 1am

Malaysia orders investigation into case of 2 Singaporean women who were allegedly forced to do illegal nude squats

KUALA LUMPUR - MALAYSIA on Wednesday ordered an immediate investigation into the case of two Singaporean women who were allegedly forced to do illegal nude squats at a detention centre, as it continued to draw increasing criticism. A multi-agency inquiry committee comprising officials from the police, prisons, immigration and detention centre departments has been formed, and will head to Johor today to start the probe. It has been directed to complete the task in five days. 'We have to get to the bottom of this,' Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein told reporters after a parliamentary session. Immigration Department director-general Alias Ahmad told The Straits Times that the newly formed committee will investigate if the detention centre officer followed proper procedures and recommend changes to the standard operating procedure if necessary. He said: 'We want to resolve t...

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