A problem arises when police have to investigate crimes committed by police - and that is why we need an independent body to investigate crimes committed by police in Malaysia. The Minister tells us that for almost two thirds of the cases investigated for crime, they have been classified as NFA - No further action.
We recall the death and custody case of Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur, where the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC) said that the police officers should be investigated, and possibly charged for murder. That was on 30/10/2015 - has anything happened? Or has this case also been classified as 'NFA" (No further action??)
“There was an element of crime in the attacks involving common intent or abetment by PDRM officers, including the arresting team, to intentionally use physical violence on the deceased to cause death or injury,” the EAIC said in a statement today.
It added that the action was a criminal offence, specifically under Section 302 and 325 of the Penal Code read with Section 34 of the same Act.
Section 302 pertains to murder while Section 325 involves voluntarily causing grievous bodily harm; Section 34 deals with voluntarily causing hurt.