Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Death of civilian under police custody, denial and cover-up

With another death as the result of police brutality, the call for an Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) to be established had once again resurfaced.

There is a need for the IPCMC to come into the picture as soon as possible because the police force had to-date yet to let seen any of its reforms or improvements as promised by the BN government earlier. In other words, nothing had really been done so far?

The assistance by the two deputy ministers in the prime minister’s department to the family of the deceased recently had also sparked protest and uneasiness from the police force for trying to seek the truth behind the cover-ups. However, the police has not being able to cover-up anymore, thanks to the fast and efficient acts of the two deputy ministers and the press as well to expose the wrongdoers who are also the murderers from within the police force.

Due to the wide publicity onto this murder, the attorney-general had no any other choice but to classify this case as murder and a file has been open to facilitate the charges onto those who involved.

And yet at the last moment, in order to avoid losing face, the home affairs minister Datuk Syed Hamid Albar try to stress that if the two deputy ministers were to be found to have been part of the group of aggrieve family members who ambushed and stormed into the mortuary to examine the body of the victim, they will be charged for the said offence.

Why did Syed Hamid trying to do something to deny the incident which had in actual fact already taken place and the truth has been established that those policemen had killed the 22 year old man while under detention. It proves that Syed Hamid is behaving like an ostrich now by trying to hide only his head under the sand thinking that nobody would ever know anything at all.

Syed Hamid also known as the “Father of Security Instability” is well known as an expert fast moving and committed liar in all areas he is involved with. Look at during the previous incident when the then Bukit Bendera Umno division chief Datuk Ahmad Ismail who uttered racist remarks on the Chinese community during an election campaign and a journalist reported his statement in the press.

Did you know what happened? Datuk Ahmad Ismail immediately admitted his racist statement and pledged to repeat his act again and called for the journalist who wrote his statement in the press to be arrested or killed. So, after that Syed Hamid immediately signed the detention order to detain the journalist who reported the incident to the press under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for the purpose of protecting her (the journalist) from any extremist threat.

So what happened is the real threat to the security Datuk Ahmad Ismail escapes untouched. Or could we say all Umno top leaders are untouchable because of their supremacist position in the party and the country.

Therefore, we need a new system of governance and a new government as well to let the truth prevail and give confidence and hope to the people and our nation.

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