Sun, Jan 16, 2005 - Page 2 News List

Businessman says he was detained by Malaysian cops


Taiwanese businessman Chen Pao-chao (陳寶照) yesterday accused Malaysian police of human rights violations when detaining him without evidence, according to a report in a local Chinese-language newspaper.

In a press conference at a hospital in Taichung County, Chen said he had been detained for 43 days late last year and that he lost 11kg during that time.

The report quoted Chen as saying that he was met by a friend named Sun when arriving in Malaysia on a business-related visit on Dec. 1, and that when the two went to the parking lot, eight policemen armed with guns pushed him to the ground and then detained him.

Chen was further quoted as saying that his requests to meet with Taiwan's representative in Malaysia and a lawyer were rejected, and that he instead had to live in fear in a dark prison for six weeks.

He also said that he injured his leg when he was pushed to the ground and that he was beaten by police during interrogations, causing him to suffer both physical and psychological injuries.

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