OPINIONS

PDRM - the armed division of Umno

S Thayaparan

Published
Modified 4 May 2012, 6:57 am

" I hate victims who respect their executioners" - Jean-Paul Sartre

" Policemen so cherish their status as keepers of the peace and protectors of the public that they have occasionally been known to beat to death those citizens or groups who question that status." - David Mamet

The ghosts of A Kugan, Aminulrasyid Amzah, Teoh Beng Hock and a host of others (whose names go unmentioned) watch silently as Prime Minister Najib Razak proclaims the police the victims of the state sanctioned violence that they (the police) perpetrated on the Bersih 3.0 marchers on April 28.

But in a sense he is right. The police are victims. They are as much victims of the Umno regime as any other citizen of Malaysia.

I realise at this emotional post-Bersih 3.0 moment, nobody is interested in any kind of discussion about the police other than how they are the armed division of Umno, but I would like to address certain issues regarding the violence that occurred during the April 28 protest...

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