Friday, 30 May 2008

Thuggery & Police Brutality

Chang Jiun Haur



Police inadequacy, conspiricy?

Deputy Minister of Home Affairs attempts to justify lack of police action at BMC clash

Deputy Home Affairs Minister Chor Chee Heung, reportedly said that the police initially did not interfere with the scuffle between Bandar Mahkota Cheras residents and alleged thugs because they were waiting for back-up.

Police Brutality?

Watch this video and decide for yourselves.

A high-ranking police officer at the Great Barricade of Bandar Mahkota Cheras (link to malaysiakini report) where 21-year-old Chang Jiun Haur was assaulted by 20 Federal Reserve Unit riot policemen, reportedly said.

“He asked for it. He ran over a policeman and he got what he deserved.”

However it appears that the car may have just run over a policeman's baton.

Another way here, to view the same video via malaysiakini tv

SUHAKAM condemns the police for use of 'excessive force'

The Human Rights Commission (SUHAKAM) did not mince words when condemning the “excessive force” being used by the police against residents during the fracas at the Bandar Mahkota Cheras on the night of Tuesday 27th May 2008.

Police Cover up?

BMC four investigated for attempted murder

Now the four (including Chang Jiun Huar?) who were caught unawares in the Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) scuffle on the night of 27 May 2008, are being investigated for attempted murder and rioting, said Kajang police chief ACP Shakaruddin Che Mood, a news report in Malaysiakini said

Federal government acting too late?

The federal cabinet wants BMC access road kept open

There is finally some better news for Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) residents – the Federal Cabinet has decided that the controversial toll-free access road in their neighbourhood should not be barricaded.

This is as is often the case, too little too late, and clearly reflects the lackadaisical BN government’s lack of honest commitment to justice and human rights.

Amnesty International 2007 Human Rights Report

Malaysia did not come out too well in the recently published Amnesty International 2007 Report on Human Rights, link to AI Report 2007 Homepage is HERE

and the Malaysia’s reference page is HERE

Police Brutality was mentioned:

“There were continued reports of excessive use of force by police officers during peaceful demonstrations.

In March and May police armed with shields violently dispersed a series of peaceful protests in Kuala Lumpur against fuel prices, with batons and water cannon.

Several people were reported seriously injured and dozens arrested. All were subsequently released.

There was still concern over the effectiveness of safeguards to ensure the safety and wellbeing of detainees in police custody.

At least five people, including one woman, were reported to have died in custody during the year.”

Although human rights abuses in Malaysia are perhaps not as bad as in some other countries, there is still much room for human rights and freedoms.

Thugs dressed as law enforcement officers should be weeded out, prosecuted, and if found guilty should be sacked and also punished to the full extent of the law.

Whatever the circumstances, thuggery, police brutally and the excessive use of force by any law enforcement agency must be condemned in the strongest possible way.

Cover-ups are also unacceptable.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy."

-Ernest Benn

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the videos, MM.

This police brutality issue in M'sia has been going on for too long. It's high time that concerted efforts by the NGOs are required to push for it to be checked - without further delay.