Monday, May 24, 2010

Mother wants independent commission to investigate police shooting of her son dead - IPCMC is what we need.

When the police is involved in causing death, possible torture., etc..Malaysians want an independent body to do the investigation/inquiry...not the police. 2 Royal Commissions proposed the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC)

A woman today asked that an independent commission be set up to investigate the fatal shooting of her son by police on Oct 20 last year after he was believed to be involved in snatch thefts.

Sapiah Elah, 52, from Simpang Waha Felda, Kota Tinggi, said the authority had still not carried out a thorough investigation nor explained the fatal shooting of her son, Mohd Afham Arin, 18, although the incident happened seven months ago.

"I'm not satisfied as police also tried to bluff me by saying that my son was still alive when I arrived at the Seri Alam police station when he was already dead after being shot at by police in the early hours of Sept 20.

"I am also disappointed that I had to wait long to meet the Johor CID chief over the incident and to claim my son's body from the Sultanah Aminah Hospital," she said at a press conference arranged by Johor Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram), in Johor Bahru, today.

Sapiah claimed that Mohd Afham who was riding the motorcycle with 19-year-old Mohd Firdaus Marsani as pillion rider, was a good son and had no previous criminal record.

She urged the Home Ministry to view the incident seriously and hoped that an independent commission of inquiry could clear her son's name as he was alleged by police to have been involved in 25 robbery cases.

Mohd Firdaus, who also demanded justice in the case, refuted the police allegation that he had waved a machete at the policemen, thus forcing the policemen to shoot at them in self-defence.

He related that he and Mohd Afham were chased by three men on motorcycles in Taman Johor Jaya after having dinner.

He said that out of fear, as the three men were in plainclothes and did not show their authority cards, Mohd Afham sped off towards Pasir Gudang with the three men giving chase.

"On reaching a corner near the bridge on the route to Seri Alam, I heard a gunshot from behind followed by two more shots which caused us to fall from the motorcycle," recalled Mohd Firdaus who managed to flee the scene after falling into some bushes.

He claimed that the death of Mohd Afham who was a student of the Ledang Community College and was undergoing training in Larkin, Johor Bahru, was due to police negligence.

Mohd Firdaus said that in January he gave a statement to the police on the incident but until today had not received any feedback from them.

- Bernama - Malaysiakini, 24/5/2010, Mother wants independent probe into teen's death

See earlier posts:-

IPCMC is what we need to investigate police shooting of Aminulrasyid Amzah - Bar Council's recent statement

UMNO-led BN government should follow the recomendation of the King's commissions - set up the IPCMC

Malaysian police can shoot and arrest when they want when persons were killed, was it intentional?

Policeman watching CCTV did not see man prepare to kill himself, kill himself,,,1/2/2010


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