VOXPOP 'The IGP just said the crime rate has gone down. Can we know the crime rate in the police force?'
Couple claim police harassed them without basis
Swipenter: The bad apples of PDRM (Royal Malaysian Police) are fast acquiring, if not already acquired, the reputation as uniformed and legalised gangsters.
These bad apples have tainted the whole police force. There are just too many cases of them abusing the public. This goes to show that there are plenty of bad apples in the police force.
They cannot stand the public insisting on their rights and questioning their authority and asking whether they are carrying out their duties according to SOP (standard operation procedure).
Because of their uniform, these bad apples think they can act whichever way they deem fit even if it is against SOP and the law.
The government must take serious and immediate action to instil discipline in the police force and weed out these bad apples. Nobody is against the police carrying out their duties, but to act in such a manner when doing so is just not acceptable.
Tang Yuet Mun: The two police officers concerned should be given the chance to rebut these allegations.
In the absence of a rebuttal or a prompt independent inquiry to find out the truth, one cannot blame the lack of confidence by the public on the lack of impartiality and professionalism of the police force.
By the way, one wonders if it is standard procedure for the police on the beat to stop and enquire an alleged "perpetrator" whether he has broken the law (who is going to admit to it anyway? - it probably speaks volumes about the IQ of these two constables or their training) and then proceed to harass by randomly searching his car, followed by a body search when in the first place there was probably no reasonable cause to even stop the car.
If there was reasonable cause, let it be known there was reasonable cause in the rebuttal. Get rid of the bad apples that give the PDRM a bad name starting with these two if they are unable to show cause on why action should not be taken against them.
Chedet: The IGP (inspector-general of police) just said the crime rate has gone down. Can we know the crime rate in the police force?
AkuMelayuIslam: There seems to be no end to such problems. The government's continuous silence on countless Suhakam recommendations is very frustrating. It might seem that the government is not keen in resolving the people's woes.
Black Panthar: Let's hear from the other side. We already know what's forthcoming from them but an independent body should investigate both parties and make a conclusion. PRDM should not get involved in the investigation as they'll be biased.
Myop101: I am willing to hear what the accused would like to say on these allegations. But given the countless allegations, one has no choice but to wonder - will there be smoke without fire?
Non-Muslim Kelantanese unfazed by hudud
Malaysian Born: It's very easy for (non-Muslim Kelantanese) to talk like this. Kelantan has nearly no industry to speak of, a huge part of its youth end up working in other states which are dependent on industry, exports and foreign and local investments.
You may blame the federal government for not doing more to develop Kelantan but the state has certainly not helped either.
I have nothing but admiration for their clean and honest administration and I do believe that we need more politicians and civil servants to follow their example, but what has this got to do with implementing hudud in Malaysia?
We have a constitution and we have a legal system that handles criminal and civil matters. If Muslims want additional laws to cover their religious observances that is a personal matter and it should not involve the whole country.
Anonymous_3f15: It's okay if hudud is applied to Muslims and non-Muslim go under civil law. By the way, according to my Pakistani friends, so far no hand being chopped for stealing since General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq implemented hudud - which means so far no stealing conviction yet.
Reborn: This article is unbelievable, they are actually trying to convince the rakyat that hudud is good and that they should vote Pakatan Rakyat.
Unbelievable. What lengths are people willing to go just to get power? What next, and why bother about the Peaceful Assembly Bill? Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.
CAT Lover: Thank you Malaysiakini for this rare piece of grassroots reporting. Can we have more? A story like this every day, in a different place? Real, local people's views on matters like these? Besides, such interviews are also a great way to promote the alternative media.
Black Mamba: My friend told me the best ‘bak kut teh' meal he ever had was in Kota Bharu. So what ‘hudud' is there to worry about?
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