Public Safety Crisis in Malaysia

The custodial death of Kugan Ananthan reflects a serious public safety crisis in Malaysia. I applaud Malaysian Indian Youth Development Foundation (MIYDF) chairperson SA Vigneswaran's call for a permanent solution to the problem.

He is right to point out that blaming the federal government alone is not a solution. It will not get us anywhere.

Vigneswaran also pointed out that Kugan's death was not an indication of the gulf between the government and the Indian community because it’s not just the Indians who were outraged by the incident.

"The whole country, Malays, Indians and Chinese were stunned that this sort of thing could still happen. We have laws and standards that have been regulated to safeguard the welfare of detainees."