Saturday, January 24, 2009

May This Never Happen Again..

The latest case of police detainee A. Kugan, who died while in police custody two days ago, has further tarnished the image and reputation of our police force.

But that is not what I'm bothered about, although the fact that their reputation and image continues to slide worries me. I mean, if we cannot trust our police....

NOW...Kugan's case has already been classified as murder. I think it goes without saying that it is a serious matter.

But how seriously the police will handle this case from now, remains to be seen.

So far, the 11 constables and lance corporals have been removed from from the Subang Taipan police station. Kugan died in their custody.


According to Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar, the policemen are now on desk duties and are also helping to speed up the investigation.

The investigations are expected to be completed within three days.

I have yet to view the video and photos of Kugan in the morgue. I'm not sure I want to. I know they are awful.

Anyway, let's see the outcome of the police investigations.

The whole country is waiting, and watching. So, don't screw up.

15 comments:

Damansara said...

Again, a self inflicted stupidity.

If i am not mistaken, somebody (i think its Ghani Patail) advised the family to hire a lawyer should this case goes to court.

Thats for me is being idiotic at the extreme..the government should engage a lawyer for them.

Rocky's Bru said...

I want to know what the original autopsy report actually said. Does anyone realize that the A-G rule Kugan's death as murder based on that autopsy report? That can only mean that the autopsy report suggests foul play. The A-G could not have ruled a death as murder on his own whim; it has to be based on the coroner's report or something.

I think they would be sending the Bukit Aman team to discuss a case like this.

Anonymous said...

The authorities think that by giving us a few underlings, we the rakyat will be satisfied! What about the superiors in charge of these corporals and lance coporals? Are they responsible and accountable? I smell a rat somewhere!!!

Rocky's Bru said...

Just came back from Sakmongkol's. His piece on Kugan's lesson for the Malays is interesting. Click on the link: themurderofanunknownindian

ella-mae said...

even though i was already familiar with A. Kugan's case, i only watched the video yesterday. it was awful. i was trembling throughout the video and the blood-curdling screams from the women when they saw A. Kugan's dead body was heart wrenching.

this is not a malay problem or an indian or chinese one. it is our problem, the malaysians. its time for us to step up to the plate and demand justice and also the assurance from PDRM that incidences like this would never occur again. bad guys or not, no one deserves to be battered by the police. they had this man in their custody and the laws or the land should come into play to determine if he was guilty or not.

azhar said...

I would rather take a look from another point of view.

The crime rate in Malaysia has been increasing in an exponational rate, with violent crimes being of the highest category. Everyone, the man on the streets, the tourists, the citizens, the opposition, the ruling politicians have all been screaming for a quick solution to keep the streets safe and crime in check. But the solution would be to fight back and hit hard. From the reaction by most bloggers and respondents of such blogs, it looks like we will just continue to be the victims because we cannot and do not have the stomach to take the necessary action required to bring the rate of crime down again.

On the other hand, the criminals have only become bolder and more violent in commiting their crimes. The robbers will quickly subdue their victims with parangs, clubs and other weapons before robbing them, sometimes in public and broad daylight. Car jackings plus kidnapping of the driver have become common since vehicle alarm systems have improved so much that the vehicle cannot be stolen or driven away without the owner. The halpless driver will then be terrorized and robbed before being dumped in a secluded spot, with luck, alive. Lots of such cases are unreported by the press, because it gives a poor image to the country but there is no denying it happens.

Armed robbery is also common, and places like Puchong, Kepong, and more recently like Wangsamaju have become hot spots. The gangs prowl and move around from place to place and seldom operate from one location for too long, so as to avoid detection. However, when they do, their trade marks are unmistakable. There is a particluar gang around Puchong/Kinrara that is particlarly violent that hit over three victims over a single weekend, clubbing and slashing their victims without saying a single word before stripping the victim of cash and valuables. Age or gender is of no concern for this gang, they targeted both the young and old, male and females, dishing out the same treatment to one and all, the policeman on duty noted that an old lady lost one of her legs in the incident.

So, violent crimes are committed by criminals, they often operate in gangs, they have a certain heirachy, so in order to dismantle this organization, information on their gangs, their leaders is required.

People often complain that the Police only catch the ‘ikan bilis’ in the fight against crime. Then give them the leeway and the tools to carry out their job, then stand aside and let the professionals handle it.

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

COST OF HOST WHEN LIFE IS LOST?

Only after a life is lost
Will some consider the cost
Who then dares to play host
Will have to cough up the most

(C) Samuel Goh Kim Eng - 250109
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Sun. 25th Jan. 2009.

Anonymous said...

This is only the tip of an iceberg. Many more, including Malays had died in similar circumstances but their families were not brave enough to storm the mortuary to uncover any attempt to cover up. Now they said the police is investigating... I have great doubt abt its transparency judging from their behaviour in Anwar's episode. It's just old habits die hard...

frm: cover down

SyedZul Tojo said...

Polis Raja Di Malaysia ooppps Polis DiRaja Malaysia

Anonymous said...

an ex timbalan mentri once said ,
" lu tak suka polis kita ah ? tausa mari lah, ok !!"

Anonymous said...

1)due to bribes the crime in malaysia increase
2) everytime detainees die in lokap
police will mentioned lung infection to cover up the real storey and furthermore most of them the age will be 18 to 28.Very young to get lung infection
3) hope every readers understand that everyone when born are good but when they grow they will choose the wrong direction.
4)this is not an indian problem only but malaysian problem.

Anonymous said...

1)due to bribes the crime in malaysia increase
2) everytime detainees die in lokap
police will mentioned lung infection to cover up the real storey and furthermore most of them the age will be 18 to 28.Very young to get lung infection
3) hope every readers understand that everyone when born are good but when they grow they will choose the wrong direction.
4)this is not an indian problem only but malaysian problem.

Anonymous said...

Crime does not pay.

Now the onus is for the Police to prove that point.

Next, the Police should round up all the Mat Rempits and bash them up too.

Don't worry as the Rakyat will not object to it.

A GOOD MAN DOES NOTHING.

Anonymous said...

Azhar,

Well said but that is the challenge the police top brass had to deal with. Assemble yr brain to do it, not the easy way out by murduring suspects. The police may say it's difficult to get evidence to prosecute them in court. That shows you are not smart enough. Spend your time more on criminals rather than on peaceful demonstrations or opposition functions conducted within their own premises. Get your priorities right, top brass. We don't pay you for nothing.

frm: gaji tak buta

Anonymous said...

Rocky, agreed with u : 1st autopsy report ( b4 the relatives 'stormed' in ) might have mentioned body wounds ( but the asst mo said ' inflected by the relatives wo !? ' ) AND the fluid which might not due to natural sickness ,asthma, but mungkin urine or chemicals AND 3rdly
foams in the mouth, and 4thly ....a. .a....4thly... ( sori , tak pasti lah) !!