Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia
Block E1, E6, E7 & E10, Kompleks E,
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
62590 Putrajaya, MALAYSIA
We have recently been informed that 2 Burmese Migrants, who were detained at the Lenggeng Detention Centre recently died at the
One of the deceased was allegedly Aung Myo Lwin [Camp Body Number: 22157], who died on 22/10/2009. Hospital did not say what disease he died from. He was buried on 29/10/2009. The other deceased was allegedly buried on 28/10/2009.
Please find enclosed also a Joint Statement of 21 organizations and groups, from all over the world, dated 25/9/2009, entitled “Leptospirosis Causes Death Of Another 6 Burmese In Detention In Malaysia - Denial Of Healthcare Is A Violation Of Right To Life”
We note that this is the 2nd time that this is happening. In May 2009, 2 persons in the Juru Detention Centre, in
The statement speaks for itself, and if there is need for further information and clarification, feel free to contact us [Charles Hector (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Pranom Somwong (Bee) (email@example.com) at 019-237100/300]
Kindly acknowledge receipt, and we expect your response. We note sadly that there was no response to our letter of 25/9/2009, and wish to state that this reflects very badly on your good self, the Ministry of Health and the government of
We would like to know whether there was an investigation conducted by the Ministry and/or its departments as cause of the contamination that resulted in the death by Leptospirosis.
We would also appreciate statistics as to the number of deaths of detainees in places of detention, and the causes of the deaths.
With regard to Leptospirosis, we would like the Malaysian statistics of persons infected by Leptospirosis and the number of deaths, and also the same statistics with regard to prisons, detention centers of undocumented migrants.
We would also like to know the steps being taken by the Government of Malaysia, your Ministry, the Public Health Department and/or other relevant bodies to ensure proper hygine, cleanliness, and most importantly how prompt and effective healthcare is to be provided at places of detention to prevent unnecessary deaths.
If you are unable or unwilling to provide the said information, kindly revert to us as to the reasons why. We hope that you will promptly respond to this letter.
For and on behalf of the organizations that have endorsed the said Statements.
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Tel: 019-2371 100/300