Friday, April 30, 2010

Call for thorough and independent probe into police shootings which caused the deaths of 14-year-old Form III student Aminulrasyid Hamzah and others.


There have been quite a number of public allegations against police shootings in the past. Public have been very concerned about the alleged trigger happy behavior of the police.

In November last year, I had moved an emergency motion in Parliament to conduct a public inquiry on the Klang shoot out where five Indian men were killed. The police had claimed they were suspected gang members.

Unfortunately, my motion was rejected by the Dewan Rakyat Deputy Speaker Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Three days ago, 14-year-old Form III student Aminulrasyid Hamzah became the latest fatal victim of trigger-happy police shooting.

The official police version of the shooting/killing of Aminul has been challenged by the family , just like in many past cases of deaths caused by police shooting.

In the Klang shoot out incident, I had raised the question as to why the police could not capture the suspects and bring them to court instead of shooting them. Many Malaysians too asked the same question.

Today, more Malaysians are asking why was there a need for the Police to open fire at Aminulrasyid . More Malaysians are also concerned and outraged at the trigger happy behaviour of the police.

It is time that we must put a stop to such trigger happy police shooting.

The government must therefore ensure that there is no cover up and must set up independent , credible Committee of Inquiry to conduct thorough probe into the incident.

Additionally, the Federal government must also set up another similar Committee of Inquiry to investigate into all past complaints of deaths caused by police shootings.


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