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In Penang, ill Sosma detainees go on hunger strike

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Family members of Sosma detainees with Malaysian Tamilar Kural president P David Marshel outside the Penang Prison today.

GEORGE TOWN: Eight men detained under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 or Sosma in Penang have been on a hunger strike since yesterday in protest against a non-bailable provision in the act.

Malaysian Tamilar Kural president P David Marshel said the eight who are inmates at the Penang Prison suffered from cancer, HIV, diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.

He added that they had been isolated as they were unwell and on medication.

“Jelutong MP RSN Rayer met them yesterday to convince them to stop their hunger strike but failed.

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