I refer to the article A story of police corruption and abuse.
No amount of words or sympathy will make up for what the writer went through. Human rights organisations and NGOs in Malaysia have consistently highlighted these problems and the writer is not alone.
The recent Royal Commission Report on the police force has acknowledged similar sufferings A Better Malaysia went through and has made wholesale recommendations. The government is still in the midst of compiling a report on that report.
What many of us want to say is that whilst human rights organisations and NGOs can do their part, a lot of impetus must come from the people - how they vote in the elections besides civil participation and support of initiatives by civil society bodies including the Bar Council. Only then will the government sit up to listen and move by way of political will.
If the incident did not happen to a law-abiding person who is a professional like the writer, and he did not write what he wrote brilliantly, many ordinary Malaysians would think that it only happens to the poor and marginalised, and then exclude themselves from the equation.
Now that A Better Malaysia has felt what is like being in the equation, please do something about it for there are many of us who will be willing to assist. It is a long process but only for so long as Malaysians do not care enough.
We must keep struggling to create this awareness and then take action to force the authorities to act properly.