Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Motion on killings by police rejected by Speaker

Motion to discuss the recent killings by the Police was rejected by the Speaker. Three requirements before an urgent motion is allowed to be debated. And there are, it must be definate, urgent and of public importance. Further a motion cannnot contain more then 300 words. Speaker says the motion has to be rejected as it is not urgent as the police are investigating the killings.In the first place the police were the one who did the killing!
My motion reads as follows:

Five Indians were killed in a shoot out with the Police in Lorong Sungai Keramat, Taman Klang Utama in Klang at 12.30am Sunday, November 8.

In the wake of outcry over the shooting, Federal CID chief Datuk Mohd Bakri Zinin denied that police had used indiscriminate force in the shoot out.

But this was not the first case where people were killed in shoot out with police . According to media reports, last year there were 39 deaths after shoot out with police. Shoot out deaths continue to happen this year.

Although the Police has the right to shoot in self defence, there has been increasing public allegation that the police are trigger happy and do adopt a shoot to kill approach .

The above incident on November 8 has undoubtedly strengthened such allegation despite strong denial by the police .

The attempted suicide by R Seetha who poured weedkiller for herself and her four children after being overcome with grief by her brother's death shows how traumatized families of shoot our victims could be. Seetha's brother Surenden was one of the five killed in the shoot out.

Surenden's father, R. Rampathy has disputed police claims that his son was a criminal.He even claimed that his son did not have a police report, had never been arrested or even set foot in a police station.

Public allegation cannot be taken lightly. The police should know that public allegation cannot be dispelled merely by a denial

The government must conduct an open inquiry into the above shoot out deaths .

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