Research On The Design Typology Of The Royal Malaysian Police (Rmp) Lockups
Royal Malaysian Police (RMP) lockup is often associated with an offender or better known as a police detainee. Lockups are often associated with a place bound by various rules, penalties and laws, and are categorized as a restricted area or a prohibited place for ordinary people who are unfamiliar with their functions and roles. This study aims to shed light on the design typology of a RMP lockup from various angles and aspects, such as its definitions, types, infrastructure, lockup standards and regulations, as well as its design layout. The study also highlights current issues and concerns related to the lockups in the country, as raised by Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) such as the Human Rights Commissioner (SUHAKAM) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Therefore, a research approach combining qualitative research-based methodologies using a number of appropriate methods such as literature review, case study and precedent studies, was adopted used as a guide and reference to strengthen the results. The outcomes from this study provide an overview, reference and guidance to all parties regarding the nature of the RMP lockup.