Friday, May 07, 2010

183 shot and killed by police from 2007-2009 - Will their families also get justice? Another victim sues..

More victims of police shooting are courageously coming forth - and demanding justice. This, I suspect is still only the tip of the iceberg...

For justice, we need an independent judiciary....and many believe that our judiciary is 'not independent' - more so when the cases filed are against the police and the government of the day. 

Deaths caused by shoot to kill incidents in Malaysia  is 183 in the last 2 years, 2007-2009.
Ini dapat dilihat apabila Kementerian Dalam Negeri menyiarkan dalam satu kenyataan Akhbar di parlimen pada 18 Mac 2010, yang menyatakan bahawa jumlah kes tembak mati oleh polis adalah seramai 183 orang dari tahun 2007 hingga 2009. - SUARAM Media Statement, 28/4/2010, Kini Remaja ditembak mati oleh Polis: Segera Jalankan penyiasatan secara terbuka!, also published in Merdeka Review, See also full statement in earlier post:-Police's duty to arrest - not kill. Judicial Inquiry Needed for all police 'shoot to kill' incidents

A victim of police shooting has filed a legal suit against the police and the Malaysian government...Will the courts now drag this case....and try to strike it out for all kinds of reason, or will we get justice soon?

Woman files suit against 'trigger-happy' police
Before there were Aminulrasyid Amzah and Norizan Salleh, both of whom were shot by the police in a hail of bullets, there was Siti Nasrinda Sumirin (above).

Twenty-three-year-old Siti Nusrinda was injured in her waist by a “blind and wild rampant shot” while driving with her fiance in Klang last August.

NONEAnother bullet had apparently grazed her 'tudung' in the incident - another few inches and she would suffered the fate of 14-year-old Aminulrasyid, who was killed during a police car chase last Monday.

Siti Nusrinda has today filed a RM2 million suit against the police and the government for the lack of action taken by the police in her case and for the injury she sustained.

NONEIn addition, Siti Nusrinda also wants the police officers involved in the shooting - a constable and a corporal - to undergo two years' of community service.

According to her, this was to teach the duo a lesson to be more responsible in their action next time.

Her suit was filed at the Shah Alam High Court today by her lawyer M Manoharan, who is also the Kota Alam Shah assemblyperson.

In the suit, she named the Klang OCPD, Selangor police chief, inspector-general of police, the two police officers and the government as defendants.
Shot allegedly fired without warning
Besides seeking RM1 million in damages, her fiance Mohd Fauzi Mohd Daud, who is now her husband, is also seeking RM500,000 in damages. He was not injured in the incident.
NONESiti Nusrinda and Mohd Fauzi were both chatting in a car parked along a street in Klang Utama at 8.30pm on Aug 19.

A police car later arrived and flashed its headlights. Both Siti Nusrinda and Mohd Fauzi panicked and fled.

The police gave chase and allegedly started shooting without warning. A few shots were fired, with one bullet going through the passenger seat and hit Siti Nusrinda's waist.

Driver Mohd Fauzi eventually stop the car where the duo were informed by the police that they were being investigated for speeding, committing 'khalwat' (close proximity) and for obstruction of the police.- Malaysiakini, 7/5/2010, Woman files suit against 'trigger-happy' police

1 comment:

Geronimo said...

When you have policemen whose qualifications are so low (SRP?), and thus having a low esteem, the wearing of a uniform and a gun can have a tremendous impact on them. In fact all these policemen before fully recruiting them should subject them to some form of psychological or aptitude tests. Carrying a gun carries huge responsibilities and if they are not mentally prepared, the public lives could be put into jeapordy. The recent shooting events attest to this shortcoming. So, the question is - are we now living in the wild wild west?