'This not just an Indian issue - it is a human rights issue. It is an issue where the rule of law has not been applied and the judiciary failing all Malaysians.'
Cop in Kugan's case acquitted
Pemerhati: The harsh reality is that PM Najib Razak and BN are extremely dependent on the AG (attorney-general), MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission) and the police to do their dirty work such as harassing the opposition, prosecuting Anwar Ibrahim on trumped-up charges, and to carry out their own corrupt and criminal activities like getting huge kickbacks on contracts and purchases and murder (for example, Altantuya Shaariibuu).
If the AG and any of the enforcement officers commit a crime such as murder, Najib and BN cannot take any drastic action against them because they themselves are doing the same thing and are being protected by them. Here Najib uses his "you protect me, I protect you" mantra.
But Najib and BN cannot make this protection so obvious because it would cause public outrage. So they have farcical court cases, inquests and lately a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) to give the impression that they believe in justice and the rule of law. In the end, the guilty will either go free or just receive a slap on the wrist.
AnakBangsaMalaysia: A Kugan was obviously beaten and tortured to death while in police custody, yet only one officer was brought to trial, and now the officer has been acquitted.
In other words, they are telling us that this is another 'open verdict' and that no one beat Kugan to death; that he decided to beat and torture himself to death just to make the police look bad. Does this judge take all Malaysians for fools?
HJ Angus: There is no point blaming the court system if the police probe and AG's office did not do their job properly. But for a person to get killed in police custody and no one held accountable for it, this case stinks as highly as TBH's (Teoh Beng Hock's) death. I suggest the RCI for Teoh should also look into Kugan's death for both cases have a similar scenario.
G Annamalai: It is a sad day for the Indians in this country. The government of the day does not value the life of an Indian no matter how much pressure is exerted on it by the community.
It is high time MIC, IPF, Makkal Sakthi parties which claim to fight for the Indians in this country to do soul searching whether they have been truthful to community. Now once and for all, they have to act for the sake of the community, get out of BN coalition and have nothing to do with it until the PM steps in to solve the two major issues belittling the Indian community - Kugan's case and ‘Interlok' book.
BN has taken the Indian community for granted for a long time, it's time to show the powers-that-be that we too have our dignity and should be accorded the same respect and rights as other communities in this country. G Palanivel, for once please, be a man of integrity and take MIC out of BN. Neither you nor the Indian community has anything to lose as we have lost everything.
M Suresh Kumar: All Malaysians are facing the problem of security. On one side, the government which has always been misusing its machinery for its political gains to the extent that it cannot afford to deal justifiably the wrongdoings of those very same departments which are meant to protect public interests.
On the other side, we have the social miscreants ready to defy the law and public for their personal gains. Where does the normal citizen go for justice and security? People are dying in police custody and MACC custody, and those championing public interests are persecuted and ridiculed in the mainstream media.
The public are blatantly made to accept corruption as a norm just so our politicians can hold on to power. I pray to God to quickly bring law and order, justice, social order and equality to Malaysia. Let those wrongdoers be punished for their atrocities against the general public. Man-made justice is failing, only God's law must prevail now.
P Dev Anand Pillai: With the DPM and the Education Department insisting that the history book ‘Interlok' stays with some minor amendments to be made, and now with the foregone conclusion that no cop will be made responsible for the death of Kugan, it can be clearly seen that the Umno-BN led government doesn't value the Indian electorate, whether they vote for the government or the opposition.
The life of an Indian is valueless and can be sacrificed to protect the superior races of this country and despite all this if we still have educated and uneducated Indians voting for the regime who thinks of them as nothing but easy mutton, then even God can't help the Indians.
Louisg: This not just an Indian issue - it is an issue of human rights. It is an issue where the rule of law has not been applied. It is an issue of the judiciary failing all Malaysians and to give a fair judgment void of political pressure from the executive. It is an issue because the police department has become so powerful that it has become a government by itself and are now above the law.
That is why all we Malaysian must be concern about this judgment. This should only be an Indian problem. It is a universal problem.
Changeagent: We saw white foam around Kugan's mouth, blood stains on his right cheek, cuff marks on his wrists, bruises on his legs, and lacerations all over his back. And these are just some of the more obvious injuries visible from his post-mortem pictures.
Does the AG really expect us to believe that nobody was responsible for the victim's death?
Cala: In the current institutional arrangements of a Third World nation, to expect justice is ludicrous. In the West, no police will get away scot-free for taking another citizen's life without accounting for it. If it happens here, it goes to show that this is a country ruled by people, not ruled by law.
We are what we are because we have been docile to accept anything the regime dictated to us in the past 53 years. To the ruling class, it is in their interest to keep things the way they are so that they can continue to do what they know best, i. e. to continue with their looting of national resources with impunity.
The police, incidentally, is a convenient tool they regularly rely on "to maintain law and order" to enable them to stay on power, and on other occasions, used to suppress dissidents who dare to voice their differing views. In other words, to expect justice for Kugan given the current set-up of ruling class who are wearing the same pants as the police is indeed ludicrous.
Habib RAK: This is an outrage. All Malaysians must demand the immediate sacking of the IGP (inspector-general of police) and AG for gross incompetence. A wanton murder committed within the custody of police watched by many other police officers and supported by post-mortem results, ends up as "prosecution has failed to prove a prima facie case against the accused". An outright outrage!
Tpn: The point here is that the government will not give a damn about the Indians as they will ultimately go and vote for BN. Just look at the past few by-elections where the Indians are inclined to vote for BN. So why bother about the Indians.
On the other hand, look at the Chinese. They are pro-opposition so the government does not take them for granted. Look at the Teoh Beng Hock case. To win over the community, the government has now agreed to form a royal commission to look into the cause of his death. I am totally upset with Indian community as it is easy to bribe them.
Anonymous_3fc0: See how the game ended.
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