15 year old schoool boy Aminulrasyid Amzah's death at being gunned down by the police in Shah Alam on the morning of April 26, 2010 has raised public anger to the extreme, that anything said by the police regarding this case now, can no longer appease the public. This is bad times for the entire police force, and the effect of public anger has affected even the government's response to the case, that the public sees as one that favours the police. I do not wish to repeat what the IGP responses were, which is viewed by most as a mockery. And I don't even want to trust what was said by the Home Minister himself. Do we not remember the Shah Alam 'cow head incident', where the Home Minister had the audacity to hold a press conference with the perpetrators of the cow head incident by his side?
When the case first appeared in the media, the police had tried to make Aminulrasyid the villain by naming him a criminal, with a parang in the car that is intended to show to the public that Aminulrasyid had some bad motives. Even the parang found in the car can easily be contested, as it is commonly known that the police has lots of devious means up their sleeves to frame and discredit someone. Luckily, they did not place a bag of heroine in the booth of the car, and to later claim that Aminulrasyid was a drug dealer.
Now, the prime witness i.e. Azamuddin Omar, the person who was with Aminulrasyid throughout the incident has made a public statement that differs from what was earlier reported by the police. As the story goes, the police were on a shooting spree with more than 10 shots fired at the car. With that number of shots, even a mammoth could not have survived. With 10 shots, what does this really mean? Isn't this a deliberate act of murder? Now, what justification can the police offer that the action of the policeman is justifiable, and if need be,10 shot wasn't enough.
Selangor police chief has said that, “it was unethical for lawyers representing Aminulraysid's family to allow Azamuddin to give his account when the case was being investigated”. But was the police ethical when they announced that Aminulrasyid was a criminal, even before investigation began? And what about the story of the parang found in the car? Isn't the police trying to influence the minds of the public that Aminulrasyid was indeed a criminal? Who is playing fair now, and let it be known that the public are not stupid to believe all that the police have said.
The public now demands that the IGP takes full responsibility over the action (rightfully or wrongfully) of his men, and to resigns with grace. The longer he remains in the force, the more brick-bats will the thrown at him.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION