Monday, June 8, 2009

CONTINUED POLICE VIOLENCE WILL EFFECT PUBLIC CONFIDENCE FOR THE GOVERNMENTThe IGP is said turportedly sh

The IGP is said to be furious at the video posted by RPK that purportedly showed a group of policemen beating up an alleged criminal. He claimed that the video is intended to defame the police force, and suggested that RPK, who is presently on the run from the police, “should take a good look at himself first before accusing the police”.

I do not see any reason why the IGP should be furious, but rather he should be thankful that a dastardly act has occurred, and those involved (regardless of who they are) must be fully investigated. It is not too difficult to identify the culprits, if indeed the IGP wants to be serious at finding out the truth to this entire nasty episode. And by shutting off the video from Malaysia Today, it will only cause the public to believe that the police have indeed something hide from public knowledge.

There has been so much of public hatred for the police force in recent times, and it is not getting better by the day. The many mysterious death that has occurred while in police custody has never been properly answered. And if Anwar Ibrahim had himself been brutalised while in police custody by the then IGP himself, what more if it is an ordinary person. The police has to do some extreme cleansing, to redeem themselves of their poor reputation and image in the eyes of the ordinary citizen.

And even before the 'video issue' could simmer down, a student Koh Chon Weng was alleged to have been brutalised by the police at Bandar Sunway recently. Viewing pictures of the swollen face of the student, the injuries to the face cannot possibly be self inflicted, as claimed by the police. It conjures all that Anwar Ibrahim had gone through.

It is time for the police to realise that their actions towards the public is not only causing public anger, but more importantly, affecting public confidence on the government. My honest reading of public perception towards the government in the urban areas today, is one that will not pleased the government. And if the police are not able to restrain their 'acts of violence' against the public, the results will be one that will adversely affect public support for the government, come the next general elections.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

5 comments:

nik juzailah said...

THERE ARE: "Only bad officers and bad leaders" officers are to lead by GOOD example!

DO NOT expect the privates and other ranks to follow orders if leaders themselves are rotten and corrupted!

The IGP must clean up the force, no matter who is involved, too many cover ups have happened in this country!

Yes, rightfully said by Dato" Arshad, if a former deputy PM can be wallop, who are we then in the face of these brutal officers in the lock up!

If one dies, maybe an incident if too many have died and brutalized that IT is un-acceptable and a very BIG shame to the organization called POLICE RAJA DI-MALAYSIA!

I DO HOPE THE NEW HOME MINISTER HAS THE MORAL COURAGE TO ADMIT ANY WRONG DOING AND INVESTIGATE THE MATTER, FIND OUT THE TRUTH AND PUNISH THE CULPRITS BY THE BOOK.

NO FOREIGNER, INVESTOR, TOURISTS OR NORMAL FOLKS CAN BE ASSURED OF THEIR SAFETY AND SECURITY IF THIS CONTINUES TO OCCUR!

THE IMAGE OF THIS COUNTRY IS ALREADY BAD ENOUGH, WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE DAMAGE!

WAKE UP !

mohamad said...

We do not know the "culprit" who took the video and distributed it.

We also do not know the real guys in the video, it could be the police or it could be actors impersonating policemen.

We know very well the motive of the "culprit" for taking the video and distributing it.

We know who RPK is and we also know his motive of making this video public. We must take note that while RPK had disclosed many exclusive informations (right or wrong) he is on war path with the police!

When we see RPK's video, without second thought we assume that those guys in the picture are from the police, even though we do not actually know those guys in the video. See how we are being irrationale!

RPK's write-ups in his "Malaysia
To-day" can be very influential because RPK is a good English writer. I used to admire his articles until I discovered that on many occassions he was not telling the truth and he was not lying either. I hope all readers adopt my approach of reading the bloggs, weigh them and we, being more matured and intelligent than RPK, will make make more sound judgements and decisions.

We can judge what is the rakyats' perceptions of our police force
to-day. For the many disgraceful incidences involving the police in the past all good and commendable achievements by them were ignored by the public.

We must be fair to the police. Not all the policemen are bad and I really feel very sorry for the good and dedicated men wearing the same uniform. You can be assured that there are more loyal, dedicated and good policemen than the "blacksheep" policemen and we must give the due respect to the deserving ones.

The IGP's denial approach does
not help to improve the police's image but instead it aggrevates the situation. The IGP must convince the rakyats that he and his team will conduct thorough investigations on this case, make the results known and whoever the culprits are ( even his own men ), will be accordingly punished.

For the IGP, you have a difficult task ahead. Your police force credibity is very much at stake and you must embark upon very aggressive overhaul of your entire system, from the top to the bottom.

Your success can only be measured when every single rakyat in this country feels safe and secured only when there is a policeman around.

WaliMuar said...

It is time that we the raayat slam the law book against the policeman who breaches the Laws of the land.I am sick to watch,read or hear police brutality treatment to innocent Malaysian.Time and again these sickening occurences will not stop as if the stupid dark blue uniform gave them the absolute power to abuse.IGP should resign as he is too old to lead.Malaysian must and shall become a civilise society and not becoming a police state.All media shall stop popularising this organisation days and night as this embolden their wrong doing.Look at develop countries like England,Australia and the rest they did not promote their police like what we are doing in Malaysia , everyday police ,,police,police......tak ade cerita lain ke?

WaliMuar said...

It is time that we the raayat slam the law book against the policeman who breaches the Laws of the land.I am sick to watch,read or hear police brutality treatment to innocent Malaysian.Time and again these sickening occurences will not stop as if the stupid dark blue uniform gave them the absolute power to abuse.IGP should resign as he is too old to lead.Malaysian must and shall become a civilise society and not becoming a police state.All media shall stop popularising this organisation days and night as this embolden their wrong doing.Look at develop countries like England,Australia and the rest they did not promote their police like what we are doing in Malaysia , everyday police ,,police,police......tak ade cerita lain ke?

Haezrikal said...

PDRM (Polis Di-Raja Malaysia) have lately turned ugly and they have been reduced to what amounts to a hate campaign. I believe this attitude is totally counterproductive because as citizens we deserve the police service we get. In other words, unless we are prepared to work with them, they will not succeed.

PDRM must change with the times, and change what is known all over the world as the police culture of impunity. Police training must naturally cover traditional aspects of policing, but in today’s terms nothing is more important than for our police to understand the issue of human rights and the rights of the individual to police protection without regard to race or colour.

PDRM Officers at every level of the service must subject themselves and their actions to the closest public scrutiny. Members of the public today are no longer mesmerised by the shiny little badges of rank that elbow for space on their very crowded epaulette.

Members of the Royal Malaysian Police belong to an honourable profession that, in our country, is more than two centuries old. The PDRM is older than the London Metropolitan Police (1829) and the New York City Police Department (1843). They are the inheritors of a long and proud tradition of service to the people of this country. And we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.

The Malaysian police service is like no other in the world. What little I know of police forces in some parts of the world suggests that in many respects, ours is as good as the best, but as the report of the Royal Commission on the Enhancement of the Management and Operation of PDRM has pointed out, there is a lot of room for improvement so as to bring the standards of policing in Malaysia in line with best international practices.