Sunday, May 2, 2010

Fatal shooting of youth

In the 2am incident, Aminul Rasyid Amzah died after being shot by policemen while his friend fled after they came across a police patrol car in Section 11, here.

His friend escaped on foot while Aminul allegedly tried to reverse his car towards the policemen in his bid to escape.

One of the policemen fired four shots, one of which killed Aminul.

However, I need to point that this is based on police statement and media reports.

A second witness has come forward to claim that Aminulrasyid Amzah did not reverse his car the morning he was shot dead by police, Shah Alam MP Khalid Samad (pic) said. He disclosed that a second witness has claimed Aminul did not reverse his car nor was there a parang as reported in the press.

According to the police report by Zafrullah Ahmad Zainal Abidin, there was a series of loud explosions before the car crashed. The 27-year-old, who lived next to the house where the car crashed in a drain, was at the scene when police searched it, and did not see anything being removed from it.

Khalid said the statement by Zafrullah was consistent with the first witness who was with Aminul in the car and contrary to initial press reports.

He pointed out the police should be grateful because it was he that also brought the first witness to the police station to lodge his report on Monday night.

Below is the report to media

Witness report to media - Malaysian Insider

Second witness testifies - Malaysian Insider

The investigation papers into the death of 15-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah have been submitted to the Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) for further action. Attorney-General has turned the paper and request police to investigate further.


Metzelder says: It has become trend for police to cover up the incident which involve wrong doing of their men. The case of A.Kugan who died in police custody and political aid Teoh Beng Hock who died after being questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission as other questionable fatalities involving authorities.
IGP Tan Sri Musa Hassan being briefed at the scene of the shooting in Section 11 at Shah Alam - The Star

Tan Sri Musa Hassan should not try to divert the issue, by just pointing finger to the boy. Besides that Musa’s outburst — to call off his men, if the public was not happy — as unprofessional. Is this Inspector General Police that we need, we are Malaysians who need the safety assurance.


Musa inspecting the car believed involved in the shooting case - The Star

His close ally, Selangor Police Chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar should withdraw his statement that politicians were trying to politicised the case. He is hinting that Pakatan MPs will put a havoc in this issue. But, there is a victim who is shoot, what if his son has the same fate.


YB Khalid Samad (Shah Alam) - Malaysian Insider

I agree with YB Khalid Samad and Nurul Izzah Anuar (Lembah Pantai) that there is police who did their job in high dignity and responsibility where they should earn respect from public. Yet, as high disciplined force, any power abuse and breaches of procedure have to be cleared out in proper manner without fear and favor.