YOURSAY 'They probably want someone like former police chief Hanif Omar, who believes the communists are still running wild in KL, to do the probe.'
Suhakam: Police violated human rights in Bersih 2.0
Loyal Malaysian: Thank you Suhakam for having the courage to state what is a fact. And it's no wonder Prime Minister Najib Razak dared not ask you folks to investigate the cases of police brutality at Bersih 3.0.
The Umnoputras probably want someone like former police chief Hanif Omar, who believes the communists are still running wild in Kuala Lumpur, to do the probe instead.
Annonymous-1: I respect Suhakam's efforts to point out the police's shortcomings. But they have no clout to bring anyone responsible to justice. They even write silly nonsense like the plastic windscreens on the water-cannon trucks were hampering the police from seeing properly.
If Suhakam cannot say a lie is a lie straight to the face of those caught and then institute punishment, what use is Suhakam? If their job is to accept stupid excuses from the criminal police officers and report that to us, I am afraid others can write better reports.
Suhakam should call a lie a lie using their God-given common sense. If you are not even prepared to say this, please stop your charades.
Disbeliever: Yes, Suhakam's report will be put into the filing cabinet to gather dust. What do you expect of the police under the leadership of the home minister whose IQ must be below average (judging from the statements that he makes from time to time)?
If police action during Bersih 2.0 had infringed human rights, then the beating up of innocent protesters and journalists during Bersih 3.0 must have gone against international policing rules.
Then again, we live in Bolehland. So let's make sure that we 'boleh' vote for change.
Malaysian Born: I wish that Suhakam would have a more elevated status where the government is concerned, at least to the extent that they can't be ignored as they are likely to be at this point.
The fact is, for some reason that I cannot fathom they are being treated almost like just another NGO, which should not be the case.
The government along with the police and armed forces should always be worried about getting a bad report from Suhakam. This way when they are supportive of the government it is meaningful, and when there is a mistake we know it will be taken seriously and resolved.
Mistakes happen all over the world, this cannot be avoided. It's really about acknowledging them and what you do to prevent such mistakes from happening again.
Anonymous_4056: Umno couldn't care less for Suhakam or its findings. To Umno, Suhakam is a toothless tiger that can be easily ignored.
What we are seeing is Umno gangsterism at its ugliest. They violated human rights in Bersih 2.0, and they violated it again in Bersih 3.0, and they are certainly going to violate human rights in the coming Bersih 4.0 where potentially one million protesters may gather.
Never expect Umno to change, for they are too corrupt. Umno and its armed division, the police, are shameless. The police have lost all credibility and dignity. Indeed, I forbid my children and their children's children to ever join the police force.
Hanuman56: Suhakam has not achieved much since its formation. It will not be much a loss if it is dissolved.
There is no point existing just in name - all the current members are better off resigning in protest so that the authorities will take them seriously in the future.
Rakyat 1st; We thank the members of Suhakam to have painstakingly investigated the incidents and submitted its thorough and independent report. The ball is now in the Umno government's court. The rakyat must pay special attention as to what follows.
Is the attorney-general (AG) going to take action against the wrongdoings? Is the police commission going to recommend changes to the SOP (standard operating procedure) and charge those who have violated the SOPs?
Is the inspector-general of police (IGP) or one of his assistants in charge going to resign? It's only honourable for the honourable member of parliament and minister in charge of the police to at least take a pay cut of RM1 if not resign over this, since the Suhakam report has shown that the police has used unnecessary brutality against the public without a valid cause.
Joe Lee: Suhakam was designed by Umno to be a talkshop for 'concerned Malaysians' so that part of the people's steam can be let off. It has been given a mouth to talk, but alas the mouth has no teeth.
It's like a dentally-challenged octogenarian trying to chomp on a green apple - absolutely useless. Suhakam's members are paid by the tainted Umno government to talk, and nothing more.
Given the massive abuse of human rights during Bersih 3.0, the only honourable thing for Suhakam members to do is to resign en masse, and join Suaram or Bersih.
Anonymous #58458950: The police violated human rights last year, yet they never learn. The thick skulls of our leaders are not able to see their misconduct and there they made history again at Bersih 3.0.
Last Saturday, they went on a bullying spree and there is enough evidence, even one that shows one person being bullied by many police personnel. The police are all cowards, hiding behind their uniforms.
They even assaulted a 71-year-old woman from Kuantan. The policewomen are also learning fast. Shame on them, when all the protesters had were salt, water and a towel against the weapons of the police.
Liecatcher: That was Bersih 2.0. The amount of evidence of police brutality on the Internet with thousands of pictures, videos, press reports for Bersih 3.0 shows that the police has gotten worse.
The current regime has no intention of respecting human rights for those who are against them. This has always been obvious to Malaysians. Now it is obvious to the world.
And with 250,000 demonstrators screaming for fair and clean elections in spite of barriers such as over 50 closed roads, a threatening spin by ministers for weeks via the government media, thousands of police personnel, the fight to replace this government come GE13 has taken a beating.
More people were brutalised by the police this round. It looks like Sukakam will be busier in the months to come.
But the next round of demonstrations will see a million Malaysians turning up, in spite of this purposefully designed brutality showered on the people by the regime. Fear is now not in the vocabulary of the people. Justice is.
Anonymous #06500451: I guess now the PM's transformation programme to become the best democracy country in the world has gone awfully wrong, and it's now going in a different direction. So, I suppose it's time we change the 'driver' before its too late.
Ferdtan: We have not finished the old story and a new one has started. It will never end. The only way to end this is to kick out BN.
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