Friday, April 05, 2019

Charge the police officers in COURT - no to 'internal disciplinary' procedures or termination for enforced dissapearance cases

Will the Pakatan Harapan-led Malaysian government now investigate the enforced disappearance of Amri Che Mat and others(about 4), and prosecute the perpetrators even if they are police Special Branch officers? 

Victims of Enforced Dissapearance by police officers - Amri and Pastor Koh? HR Commission's findings

Or will they just sweep it all under the carpet - and we see no action again when police personnel are suspected perpetrators of the crime. 'Secret' internal discipline is not what we want but a PUBLIC open trial? A transfer, a demotion or even a termination from employment simply will not do in such cases ...

We recall sadly that in death in custody cases before, that the EAIC conducted an enquiry and found the police guilty of various wrongdoing including the causing of death - we saw no prosecution of the suspected perpetrators...

See earlier related posts:-

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?

Police officers that killed Syed Mohd Azlan, and tried to hide a crime? What happened?


15 Immigration Officers 'Sacked' - not right, just charge them in court? To ensure no 'cover ups'? Deterrence too? Justice demands it..

(Bilingual) Press Statement by Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy on 3 April 2019 in Petaling Jaya

Re-open the Case of Amri Che Mat and Raymond Koh, Get UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances Involved.

Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy welcome the conclusion of the SUHAKAM’s public inquiry on the disappearances of activist Amri Che Mat and Pastor Raymond Koh. We urge the federal government to conduct a fresh investigation with the participation of United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.

The involvement of international experts is crucial because the police have failed to conduct independent and professional investigation on cases of human rights violations, such as the first probe into the disappearances of Amri and Koh, the custodial death of Kugan and Teoh Beng Hock. The police must recuse themselves from the new probe as police cannot investigate police themselves.

The SUHAKAM’s conclusion that the special branch of police involved in the enforced disappearances of Amri and Koh is shocking. Stern action must be taken against those implicated in the abduction of the victims should the allegation proved true in the fresh investigation.

Pakatan Harapan was elected on promises of democratic and human rights reforms, it has obligation to right all wrongs committed by the previous government, including the enforced disappearances of Amri and Koh.

Justice delayed is justice denied. The perpetrators must be brought to court as soon as possible, the government must ensure justice for the families of Amri and Koh.

It is also high time for the government to reform and trim down the special branch of police and ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

Ng Geok Chee
Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy









赵明福民主基金会也吁请政府改革政治部和削减其编员,以及核准保护所有人免遭强迫失踪国际公约(International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance)。


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