Certainly took a long time with RM2.6 Billion and IMDB cases, didn't they? Here - within about a WEEK?
From the news report:-
- police knows the 2 who threw grenade? Was it some CCTV footage, identified by witnesses, fingerprints, the 2 confessed?
- who in Syria instructed the 15 locals here in Malaysia? - Did the 15 arrested reveal this information to the police? Phone records confirmed this?
Really amazing job by the Malaysian police -
CAN WE BELIEVE THE IGP? Well, we remember the past - Anwar caused the black eye himself...and the death in custody initial responses... personally, I would say not yet...
Maybe the IGP should have just said 'suspected'....and not CONFIRM anything...
INVESTIGATE IT SIMPLY AS A CRIMINAL OFFENCE - NOT A 'TERRORIST OFFENCE'
Remember that what happened in Puchong is already a criminal offense according to our Penal Code and other laws - there is really no reason to call it a 'terror' offence or a terrorist attack...
When we allow our government to call it a 'terrorist offence' - that will allow the police/government to use SOSMA, POTA and all these other draconian laws that allows for the suppression of rights of the accused persons (or suspects)...the right to a fair trial may also be denied...and they may also simply be subjected to 'detention without trial'...other 'Restriction Orders'...
Opposition leader and PKR President, Wan Azizah, also seem to have swallowed what the IGP said as being true - and she also said she believes that IS was responsible...She says, '“We are now a target of the IS terrorist organisation.'
Sadly, Wan Azizah, was also reported asking 'reclassify all incidents involving explosives, including hand grenades, as being terror attacks in nature until proven otherwise.' She obviously forgets that such a classification opens the door to the denial of fair trial rights, and other rights of suspects and/or accused persons. It opens the door to POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act) - which allows for Detention Without Trial (for 2 years and more), etc ...
Wan Azizah really must reconsider her statement, which seems to be a 'knee-jerk' response rather than a well considered expression of the stand of PKR? ...Is PKR for human rights and justice...?
Now, as mentioned, we have the necessary offences (without even looking at those 'terrorist offence') in Malaysia's Penal Code...
What laws _
s. 307 - Attempted Murder > sentence 10 years
s. 326 Voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means... ( which includes also use of explosives)> imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty years, and shall also be liable to fine or to whipping.
Whoever, except in the case provided by section 335, voluntarily causes grievous hurt by means of any instrument for shooting, stabbing or cutting, or any instrument which, used as a weapon of offence, is likely to cause death or any scheduled weapon as specified under the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act 1958, or by means of fire or any heated substance, or by means of any poison or any corrosive substance, or by means of any explosive substance, or by means of any substance which it is deleterious to the human body to inhale, to swallow, or to receive into the blood, or by means of any animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to twenty years, and shall also be liable to fine or to whipping.
And yes, we also have that section 120A - Criminal Conspiracy... "When two or more persons agree to do, or cause to be done..."sec. 107 Abetment of a thing
A person abets the doing of a thing who-
(a) instigates any person to do that thing;
(aa) commands any person to do that thing;
(b) engages with one or more other person or persons in any conspiracy for the doing of that thing, if an act or illegal omission takes place in pursuance of that conspiracy, and in order to the doing of that thing; or
(c) intentionally aids, by any act or illegal omission, the doing of that thing.
We want them to be given every right available to any criminal suspect...and certainly the right to a fair trial...
But, I worry, that our government may resort to SOSMA and POTA and.... - and, they may never even be charged and tried ...and simply subjected to Detention Without Trial???
THEY WHO ARE NOW ARRESTED AND DETAINED AS SUSPECTS SHOULD BE ACCORDED ALL RIGHTS ACCORDED TO SUSPECTS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - AND CERTAINLY THE RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL.
NO TO DETENTION WITHOUT TRIAL(DETENTION ORDERS) OR RESTRICTION ORDERS - A FAIR TRIAL IN OPEN COURT IS WHAT THEY DESERVE, AND WHAT ALL MALAYSIANS WANT...
4 July 2016 | MYT 3:32 PM
Cops confirm Movida bombing first ever IS attack in Malaysia
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said the attack, which left eight people injured, was carried out by locals who were directly instructed by IS member Muhamad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi from Syria.
“Since the attack on June 28 to July 1, we have arrested 15 people including the two men who threw the hand grenade,” he said.
Wan Azizah: Ulama must come out and condemn IS attack
PETALING JAYA: Opposition leader Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has urged police to reclassify all incidents involving explosives, including hand grenades, as being terror attacks in nature until proven otherwise.
She also wanted the ulama, intellectuals and leaders at all levels to come forward to condemn such attacks.
She said the government must be constantly cautious of any attempts, rhetoric and polemics that not only supported the IS extremist ideology but also all other extremist ideologies.
“The government must also be firm and consistent by providing clear leadership and curb a climate that encourages extremism, racism, corruption and religious deviancy, including by learning from the recent kafir harbi episode where the government was very slow to act resulting in the rise of unhealthy polemics,” she said in a press statement today.
Eight people watching a Euro football match were injured when a hand grenade was tossed at them at 2.15am.
IS has also recently claimed responsibility for the attacks in Bangladesh (in which 20 people were killed) and also in Baghdad (in which more than 165 people have been killed so far).
The PKR leader asked police to swiftly apprehend and disable all active IS cells and bring to justice all those involved in extremist militant activities such as IS.
She urged Malaysians to be vigilant and to remain united.
“We are now a target of the IS terrorist organisation. Therefore, we must reach across our political, ethnic, and socio-economic divide for the sake of our common security and the future of our beloved nation.” - FMT News, 4/7/2016
IGP: We are probing all angles, including terrorist elements
“The more we recognise them, the happier they are. Let us investigate the incident (Tuesday’s grenade attack at a nightspot in Puchong)
“We are probing all angles, including terrorist elements,” Khalid said after receiving 300 helmets, sponsored by Celcom Axiata, on behalf of the Kuala Lumpur traffic police.
A Malaysian man, who identified himself as Abu Hamzah Al-Fateh, had claimed responsibility for the grenade attack on his Facebook.
Another posting of Abu Hamzah claimed that the attack was carried out by two militants against “a club full of infidels or kafir harbi” and warned Muslims to avoid such places so that “they will not be targets”.
Asked if the postings were legitimate, Khalid said: “There are so many untrue things being shared on social media. I let you judge for yourself.” - Star, 29/6/2016