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.
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