Friday, February 26, 2010

Suhakam: Raja Azman injuries self-inflicted

My lawyer went to meet my son in the Sungai Buloh Hospital today and it is confirmed that my son slashed his wrist and swallowed a razor blade. My son broke down and cried while telling my lawyer that he can no longer stand the physical and mental torture that he is being subjected to and that he wants ‘out’. And the only way out to him is to end his life. This is my response to the Malaysian authorities who are using my son to punish me.


Raja Petra Kamarudin

Suhakam: Raja Azman injuries self-inflicted

The country's human rights body has absolved prison authorities of having abused Raja Azman Petra, son of fugtive blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin.

National human rights council, Suhakam, today told reporters that the victim himself had admitted that the injuries were self-inflicted during a fit of temper and there was also no evidence of abuse or wrongdoings committed in the Sungai Buloh prison against him.

NONE"We have conducted a thorough investigation and upon interviewing a few inmates and wardens, it was proven that there are no human rights violations," Suhakam commissioner N Siva Subramaniam (right) said.

A four-member team from the commission had today spend two and half hours at the prison to investigate the complaints pertaining to injuries sustained by Raja Azman early this month.

Speaking at a press conference later, Siva Subramaniam said that the injuries to the wrists did not require stitches and were not as serious as alleged.

"He only scratched his wrists," he said.

slash verses scratched , lots of difference , slash could mean cut so deep with blood oozing out which needs stitches versus scratch , no blood , no medical procedure required .

Razors smuggled for shaving

According to Siva Subramaniam, Raja Azman had hurt himself using an "old and blunt razor". No explanation was given as to the origins of the razor.

As to the razor blade which was swallowed, Raja Azman's doctors said that it had exited through natural means.

When asked about the razor blade's origin, Siva Subramaniam explained that it is common for old razors to be smuggled into prisons for shaving purposes.

He said the incident stemmed from Raja Azman's animosity against a warden for putting him into seclusion for breaching a prison rule.

raja azman raja petra "Raja Azman (left) told us that he was dissatisfied and angry because he was put in isolation for scolding a warden," Siva explained.

According to Siva, Raja Azman appeared "happy-go-lucky" and he had admitted that the injuries were self-inflicted because he was very upset then.

Siva explained that all procedures have been adhered to by the prison authorities in handling this incident.

"Raja Azman immediately rushed to the hospital, upon discovering that he was injured," Siva said.

He added that doctors have confirmed that the inmate is healthy and has not sustained any internal injury nor was he suffering a mental breakdown.

Under observation

Also present at the press conference was prison director Narander Singh, who told reporters that all inmates are treated equally regardless of their status.

NONE"However, Raja Azman will be observed more closely due to his past history of inflicting self-injuries," Narander said.

Where's the father ? who mentioned that he was never that close to the son for the last 20 years and that his son was grown up and he couldn't control his son . Such irresponsible parents .

He is now in the prison's hospital ward for observation.

Raja Azman, who was held under remand in the prison since May 19 last year after failing to post bail, is facing four housebreaking and theft charges.

He swallowed a razor blade on Feb 8, 2010 and was admitted at the Sungai Buloh Hospital the same day. He was discharged two days ago.

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