SUPP Official Website SUPP PUBLIC COMPLAINTS BUREAU PRESS RELEASE

SUPP PUBLIC COMPLAINTS BUREAU PRESS RELEASE

SUPP Public Complaints Bureau is issuing this press release to update on the case of the sarawakian victim fatally shot dead in Entikong, Indonesia whose family members have requested the assistance of SUPP.

Pursuant to the request for assistance by the family members of the victim, SUPP Public Complaints Bureau Chief, Wilfred Yap under the directive of SUPP Party President YB Datuk Prof Sim Kui Hian, Minister of Housing and Local Government have contacted and written to the Sarawak Police Commissioner and the Director of the Sarawak Health Department requesting for a post-mortem to be conducted.

The Hospital authorities have informed SUPP Public Complaints Bureau that they could only conduct a post-mortem upon request from the Police or by way of Court Order. The official reply from the Police was that they had no jurisdiction to investigate the case as the death occurred on foreign soil and under such circumstances, the Police informed that they cannot request the hospital to conduct the postmortem on the victim. The Police further advised the family members to engage a counsel to file an application at the High Court seeking an Order for a post-mortem be conducted on the victim.

On the advice of the Police, the wife of the victim through the assistance of SUPP Public Complaints Bureau have now made the application to the High Court for an order that a post-mortem examination be conducted on the body of the victim to ascertain the cause of death and the conclusions that can be drawn from the post-mortem. The High Court have fixed the case for hearing on 8th January 2018 @ 9.00 a.m.

SUPP Public Complaints Bureau is always ready to lend a helping hand to the anyone facing problems or who come across problems of public interest but does not know how to deal with it. Anyone requiring assistance can always call SUPP Public Complaint’s mobile number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999 or go direct to SUPP Head Office to request for assistance.

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(Photo shows SUPP PCB Chief Wilfred Yap explaining the procedure of the court application for post-mortem and content of the court documents to the wife and family members of the deceased victim)

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