I am not at all surprised to read the police findings into the tear gas shooting incident at Tung Shin hospital during the Bersih 2.0 rally on 9th July that indentified the involvement of a lone policeman, and that ‘no further action will taken on the policeman except for an internal breach of procedure’. The AG office had also concluded that ‘no further action could be taken against the policeman in the absence of any witness’.
I cannot understand how the police investigation was carried out and for the AG’s office to come out with such findings. It sounds rather silly to me, or do they think that Malaysians today are so dumb and stupid that they can be so easily hoodwinked to believe in such findings?
Firstly, I do not believe that there was only one policeman involved, and by looking closely at the video on the amount of gas and water shot at Tung Shin hospital, I think there has to be several others involved. Secondly, am I to believe that a breach of police procedure by any member of the police force in the performance of their duties isn’t an offence; hence it does not warrant the offender to be charged or disciplined? Try and breach an SOP in the military, and you know what you will get. Thirdly, am I to believe that there were no witnesses to the incident, and because of that the case needs no further action (NFA)? I don’t think the policeman was alone when the shooting occurred? Surely there were several other policemen in the crowd, unless the rest were all asleep or blind at the time of the shooting?
Honestly, had I been the investigating officer, I would surely have come out with a different finding, and a breach in the SOP alone is enough to put the offender in trouble. I would have questioned every single policeman in the crowd, viewed all photos taken of the incident, talked to any civilian indentified at the scene of the hospital and interviewed all doctors/hospital staffs of Tung Shin hospital. I am sure I could come out with a different finding than that of the police investigation. I say that the police investigation and findings are flawed, bias and with intend to absolve blame. I note that this has been a common feature in any police investigation when it involves their kind. And this again reminds me of the mysterious and unanswered death in police custody where we are yet to see a policeman charged for murder or being an accessory to the murder. Remember the story of the three monkeys; see no evil, speak no evil and hear no evil?
But the biggest joke of it all is the statement made by the Home Minister Hishamuddin himself, when he was reported to have said that the whole incident “is like making a big mountain of a mole hill” and that it is “blown out of proportion as the police were not solely responsible for the situation”.
Denial is all that they know, and the sufferings of the people are of no concern.
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