Thursday, May 30, 2019

Muhyiddin - Time to prosecute those who 'disapeared' Amri and Koh - no need any new 'task force' to simply inquire and recommend?

What? A special 'Task Force' to look into Malaysian Human Rights Commission's findings over dissapearance of Amri and Pastor Koh ....WHY?
After an extensive public inquiry, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) announced today that the Special Branch, the special police intelligence team from Bukit Aman, was involved in the abduction of pastor Raymond Koh, similar to that of activist Amri Che Mat.
NO - What we need to do now is to move forward, and this means we need a special team to take action, which means a team that will now PROSECUTE the guilty...or maybe commence a civil suit to sue the said Special Branch officers, the Special Branch, etc to secure some justice for the families of the victims...We need also to find the 'disappeared' or determine what happened to them?
SUHAKAM is the National Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, and the public inquiry was conducted by HR Commissioners, not ordinary staff or employees of SUHAKAM. It would have been different if the public inquiry was conducted by some non-governmental organisations(NGOs) or civil society organisations(CSOs)...This inquiry was conducted by SUHAKAM.
We do not need any 'SPECIAL TASK FORCE' to simply review SUHAKAM's findings - we need to move forward now..
"The report by Suhakam is serious, and the task force will be responsible to view it. 

"Once that is done, the task force will recommend actions that should be taken," said Muhyiddin, after attending buka puasa with Home Ministry staff on Thursday (May 23).

No need to view or review SUHAKAM's findings ...No need to make, we need to TAKE ACTION...
As such, what we need is a team with power to prosecute and take action. Maybe, it should be led by the Public Prosecutor(Tommy Thomas) or some senior Deputy Prosecutor or some 'special' public prosecutor(as SUHAKAM's findings point the finger to the involvement of civil servants being police special branch officers ..which may end up making the past government liable as well? So, maybe the Attorney General, who is also the advisor and/or lawyer for government should stay out...

A TASK FORCE that ends up with findings and recomendations to the police, prosecutor or government is not what we need. We need action based on the findings of SUHAKAM.

CRIMINAL PROSECUTION (not any disciplinary action) - it will need evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt to succeed. CIVIL SUIT requires less - balance of probabilities and it will also get the families some compensation.

Police officers or civil servants involved - besides being tried(and possibly convicted) - they should also be 'terminated' - we do not need such 'bad apples' in our police force or civil service.

I worry if it is just another 'special task force' that simply inquires and makes recommendations, it is a waste of time...and worse still, this PH government may then use the 'Official Secrets Act' and keep the procedings and outcome secret.
Talking about taking real action - Muhyiddin must also look at the various other inquiry findings like for example what is happening to the police officers responsible for the killing of  Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur?

Police officers that tortured and killed detainee - what will the AG and the Malaysian government do?

Cepat tindakan kes bunuh lelaki korea, kenapa lambat tuduh polis/pembunuh Syed Mohd Azlan?

Dalam kes Syed Mohd Azlan

...EAIC mengesyorkan kepada Pendakwa Raya (Peguam  Negara) bagi  pendakwaan  jenayah  dibawa terhadap  pegawai  dan anggota  PDRM  yang  didapati  telah  melakukan  salah  laku bersifat  kesalahan jenayah seperti yang dikenalpasti...

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Task force to be set up to look into Suhakam's findings over disappearance of Amri, Pastor Koh

Thursday, 23 May 2019 9:47 PM MYT
by mazwin nik anis
PUTRAJAYA: A special task force will be set up to look into the findings by the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) that the police were behind the disappearance of activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh.

Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the Cabinet had agreed to this and members of the task force would be announced soon.

"The report by Suhakam is serious, and the task force will be responsible to view it.

"Once that is done, the task force will recommend actions that should be taken," said Muhyiddin, after attending buka puasa with Home Ministry staff on Thursday (May 23).

He said several names had been listed as task force members, and they include representatives from the police.

"Yes, the police will also be involved in the task force, but we will have to find individuals who are not directly related to the case.

"For instance, since the allegations are against the Special Branch, we will not name interested parties as task force members," he said.

In April, Suhakam had concluded that both Amri and Pastor Koh were victims of forced disappearances and the unanimous decision in both cases were made after lengthy discussions and deliberations.

Suhakam said direct and circumstantial evidence in both cases proved on balance of probability that they were abducted by state agents, namely the Special Branch of Bukit Aman.

It also urged a special task force to be formed to reopen both cases as enforced disappearances, rather than cases of missing persons.

Amri, who was the founder of the NGO Perlis Hope, left his home in Kangar at about 11.30pm on Nov 25, 2016 in his SUV.
Pastor Koh, who founded the NGO Harapan Komuniti, was believed to have been abducted by a group of men along Jalan SS4B/10 in Petaling Jaya on Feb 13, 2017, while on his way to a friend's house.

On calls for leaders who are not up to mark to step down, Muhyiddin said Datuk A. Kadir Jasin was entitled to his opinion.

"It is also up to those who feel they should not no longer be in Cabinet to quit. I don't know who are the individuals (Kadir is referring to) but if it was me, I would resign," he said.

Muhyiddin said it was also the prerogative of the Prime Minister to take any measures or action against those who do not perform.
Kadir, who is the Prime Minister’s special media adviser, wrote in his blog that leaders incapable of fulfilling their responsibilities should just quit.

He said they include ministers, mentris besar, chief ministers and state executive councillors who are not up to mark even a year after assuming their positions.  - Star, 23/5/2019

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