“Chilli powder and thinner” – a documentary movie made on police brutality in Malaysia is the latest buzz among the netizens. The movie, produced by Rights group Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram), was premiered on June 12 at FreedomFilmFest, an annual human rights documentary film festival.
The movie highlights how three friends – Tambi, Dan and Kula – were picked up by the police over the violations of traffic rules. They were subjected to brutal beating and torture in the custody, without any reason. Kula lost his life due to the police behaviour.
The movie urges the government to set up an Independent Police Complaints of Misconduct Commission (IPCMC).
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“Chilli Powder & Thinner”, an animated movie, has been directed by local artist Amir Landak.
The chilling animation shows the brutal manner in which the three friends were tied and beaten up. The movie further shows that with various objects – such as wooden sticks and rubber pipes were used to torture them.
The movie further tells that as many as 721 individuals have died in police custody between 2013 to 2016 in Malaysia.