I am flabbergasted by the outrageously insensitive assertion by the Selangor CPO for demanding that Aminulrasyid Amzah's family should apologise, not him.
He responded in the most unbelievably obscene manner to the family of the 14-year old unarmed boy shot dead by his police. The dead boy's mother had demanded the police apologizes for the unwarranted killing.
It’s shocking that the CPO has the unmitigated gall to argue that Aminul’s family should apologize for allowing Aminul to drive without a licence, thus endangering the lives of the people of Shah Alam.
Did he mean that driving without a licence was a bigger injustice compared to killing someone for driving without a licence?
I wonder how such a person gets to become a CPO of one of the most important states in Malaysia? And I wonder when the Home Minister will finally find his backbone to sack this man!
The CPO even dared to borrow an American military excuse in the police killing of the unarmed 14-year old kid, namely “suspected” criminal.
Whenever American soldiers or airplanes shot or bombed innocent women and children they would quickly announced that x number of “suspected” terrorists were killed in an operations in PQR region.
Their press strategy was/still is to pre-empt any journalists from finding out and making adverse headlines, like for example, “USAF drones killed 27 Pakistani children in Pakistan NW region by mistake in a botched attempt to kill Talibans”.
By making the announcement first but using the word “suspected” in a press release that says “USAF drones killed 27 suspected terrorists in Pakistan NW region in an operations against the Talibans”, they would give the botched or callous operations an initial sheen of justification and thus control the headlines, at least for a while until any interest in or disgust over the murderous incident would have abated or be forgotten over time.
In Vietnam it used to be “collateral damage” but today this term would imply to their domestic front (the Yanks don’t give two dimes over what people overseas think of their callous aggression) that their military hasn’t taken adequate due precautions, and that they failed the due diligence test.
The adjective “suspected” carries a more legitimate justification than “collateral damage” for gunning non-Americans down.
The Selangor CPO has thus classified Aminulrasyid as a “suspected” criminal, perhaps to be gunned down?
Now he should explain why he thought Aminul speeding away was a “suspected” criminal that justified shooting at?
Couldn’t the driver of a car speeding away be a licence-less driver? Is it police standing order to shoot at licence-less dirvers?
Or perhaps even one with say, 250 gm of heroin to peddle? Question to ask in the latter scenario would then be, would such a drug peddler be deserving of being gunned down?
What kind of training have the police received with regards to discharge of firearms? What kind of values such as respect for the lives of even unarmed and non-hostile criminals have they been indoctrinated in?
The CPO (he disgusts me so that I can’t bear to allocate him a human name) urged: … all parties to “stop talking about the matter” as it has “gone to court. Let the court hear the case and decide what is appropriate.”
Consider, if people had not talked about the matter, would the authority (not the police) have taken the investigation to this point when a police corporal is now charged with manslaughter, when originally, according to those police, Aminul was an alleged wannabe cop-killer for attempting to mow down innocent cops with his reversing death machine?
But we, the people, aren’t satisfied yet because we want the hides and heads of both the IGP and the Selangor CPO who had the outrageous lack of integrity to lie about the true situation leading to the shooting, especially more so when the CPO continues to be UNREPENTANT!
And we need to reiterate here that it have precisely been people including brave witnesses talking about the tragedy that have brought out the lack of integrity by these two senior police officers and most tragically of all, the truth about an unnecessary and unwarranted killing of an unarmed 14-year old child.