Friday, January 30, 2009

Juicy News

Kapar MP files report against Selangor police chief.

I am surprised to read that the 50 people with two Deputy Ministers did not barge into the Serdang Hospital mortuary. In fact, it was said that the hospital staff allowed them to enter.

A week ago, the following news report made the headlines.

Family barges into mortuary
An assistant medical officer from the hospital’s forensics department has lodged a report yesterday alleging that family members and unknown people had barged into the mortuary where Kugan’s body was kept.

Remember one thing. The law is indifferent to all. No one in Malaysia is above the law.

Arrest all the policemen involved in brutality of those under custody or in prisons. Note that this must exclude self defence on the part of the police. Investigations must also be carried out on those who barged into the mortuary. If found to be true, they must face the law too.

I have to say the Attorney General, Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail, is very strict with the investigations of this case. After all the criticisms from the rakyat and the Opposition, I think he deserves a pat on the back this time.

Read: AG sends back investigation papers
Yesterday, the AG sent back the investigation papers from the police and ordered them to conduct a more thorough probe. According to a report in the New Straits Times, Abdul Gani was unsatisfied with the results of the investigation. He had also demanded to see the results of the second post-mortem conducted at the University Malaya Medical Centre (UUMC) on Sunday.

But I am wondering why the police personnel to be charged in Court next week will not face a murder charge but a case of causing hurt/grievous hurt to extort confession.

Didn't the AG classify this as murder?

If I beat someone up and he died, am I also causing hurt or grievous hurt but not murdering the victim? The Attorney General's chamber must investigate this case thoroughly, whether or not the victim is a criminal.

Also, do read the opinions of a CONCERNED CITIZEN from Selangor.

The incident at the Serdang Hospital mortuary, where the body was with unauthorised persons for about two hours, was against ethics. These unauthorised persons have used it as a reason to claim police brutality and that the police wanted to cover up the matter. The police themselves do not encourage its members to use inhumane methods to obtain information from suspects. And knowing how violent perpetrators can treat their victims, it sometimes gets on the emotions of the officers.

(Credits to TheStar for the pictures)

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