After an 8 months wait, the Kugan's case is back in the news. It was announced that a cop (supposedly referring to just one cop) will be charged 'for voluntarily causing hurt to extort a confession; a charge which carries a maximum jail sentence of seven years and a fine'. The question that many have asked is why just one cop, and the cop is believed to be an Indian cop. Where are the rest of the cops (not corpse), and don't tell me that it is this one single cop who had hammered Kugan lifeless.
I am not a lawyer nor a doctor, but for a person to die in the manner that Kugan did, would require many hours of persistent and deliberate abuse, torture and beating; not by one cop but by more than one cop. I do not know how the law defines 'voluntarily causing hurt', but to my understanding Kugan's death wasn't caused by voluntarily causing hurt, but with deliberate intent to cause death, and that in very simple term means murder. I need to be corrected in this regards.
Too many death have occurred while police custody in the past, and the cause of death is usually claimed to be 'self inflicted'. And I am yet to see one cop sentenced to death for murdering a detained person. Who the hell would want to believe a cocked up story, and of all persons, even the honourable judges would believe these cocked-up stories.
Where are the inquest that the IGP have promised if a detained person dies while in police custody? I am not wrong if I say that there are now many uniformed government employees who are murderers lurking the streets. And if they have blood in their hands, there is nothing to stop them from murdering another one.
These are some of the reasons that the people are angry about. Here we have the PM howling 'Rakyat di dahulukan' but in reality, it is the government servants themselves that are not contributing their share in realising the slogan uttered by the PM.
Undoubtedly, the Kugan's death and the poor handling of the Hindraf issue by the authorities have made the Indian community angry, and just watch how they will vote during the Bagan Pinang by-elections.
And if you ask me if I am angry, my direct answer to you is that I am indeed angry, and this has nothing to do with whether one is a Malay, Chinese or Indian. It has all to do with the indiscriminate abuse, torture and murder by the authorities.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION