'I fully support efforts by the police to reduce crime, but not to abuse their power. I actually live in fear and go to bed every night with a prayer.'
Hello: This country is really going to the dogs with BN compromising the various sectors of government especially the judiciary, police, MACC (Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission), etc. But then again what can we expect with ministers who are committing corruption and getting the judiciary and police to cover up for them.
The government has a moral and legal obligation to institute the recommendations of the royal panel to set up the IPCMC (Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission).
Anonymous: Chia is an businessman who started work as a worker in a photo frame shop, then went on to open his own business. Both husband and wife worked very hard to achieve what they have today - three businesses in Petaling Jaya. Many residents in TTDI (Taman Tun Dr Ismail) from all racial backgrounds know them.
My pictures are all framed by him and my house mirrors are all supplied by him. He shows his gratitude for his success by donating regularly to the less fortunate. There is absolutely no reason for him to be involved in what the police has now trumped up against him to cover up for their heinous crime of brutality.
Unfortunately, if you do not know him personally, you may be inclined to believe to a certain degree what the police are charging him with. But I know him, and I know he has been grievously hurt and wronged.
The frightening thought is that this very same situation may happen to innocent people like you and me.
Cala: How can one explain the frequency and the seemingly regularity of such police brutality?
Is Chia Buang Hing's manhandling in the hands of police a case of conspiracy theory which points to the thug-like behaviour of a coterie of police officers out to satisfy their own private utility (remember the cash of RM13,000), or is it the case of the rotting of institutions pointing to systematic and regular behaviour pattern of political agents on a much larger scale?
Fly Emirates: I suggest everyone to watch the Malaysiakini video on Chia. I have no doubt he was telling the truth - just watch his eye and body movements.
The sad part about Chia's experience was that the magistrate failed to notice his obvious injuries. Is she so inhumane and blind to justice that she could not help the victim?
AnakPinang: Machete and drug possession? Are the police running out of ideas for excuses? This just proves that no one is safe in this country from the ‘polis raja di Malaysia'.
Malaysians, now we have armed Rela members, a brutal police force and a PM who hinted that blood will flow if there is ever a change in government. What other signs do we need that we're living in a fascist country?
Paul Warren: Selangor police chief Tun Hisan Hamzah, it looks like you don't know what you are talking about.
Possession of machete is a regular allegation the police make. Why? It's an easy plant. Remember the 15-year-old boy that the police killed in Shah Alam?
On this one, the police will find it almost impossible to even convince Perkasa chief Ibrahim Ali that the victim was at fault. Well, that's assuming he still has some integrity left in him.
Wira: Remember Aminulrasyid Amzah, the 15-year-old who was gunned down by the police on April 26 this year? His teenage friend, who was with him in the car, swore in court that he never saw any machete.
The moment the police commit unnecessary violence on a suspect, the immediate reaction of most people these days is that the police would plant evidence to provide a reason for them to use such excessive force.
I believe Chia is lucky to be alive today because the truth could have been buried with him.
Rolls-Royce: In the Amirulrashid case, the police also initially said they found machete in the car. So what happened to the machete now? I think it is the police who like to carry machetes in their patrol cars just to be handy in case they need to plant one.
Where are the IGP (inspector-general of police) and home minister? Until now, not even one statement or comment from the two. Why? Still not briefed yet on what to say? What about the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam)? Don't just collect your big fat monthly allowances, do something.
Zz2XX: Chia was "arrested under suspicion of being in possession of a machete, heroin and driving a car without a valid road tax displayed".
Still, does this give the police the right to beat up a person?
P Dev Anand Pillai: The only way the police is going to be reformed is when the people teach them a lesson through the ballot box and later ensure that the IPCMC is implemented. They will never learn until a complete change takes place from those giving orders higher up and the way they are trained in police school.
As expected, they now claimed that the complainant was carrying a machete and some drugs in his car - it just goes to show that the moment one opposes the police and pinpoints their wrongdoings, the complainant is immediately deemed a drug pusher, gangster and whatever that they can pin on him.
The revolt is going to come soon, the police will be the first institution that will be facing the brunt of the revolt. When all else fails, humans will eventually revolt, it is only a question of when.
EquaLizer: The IGP and the home minister are keeping silent while waiting for Apco to come out with a spin. Unfortunately the Apco people are having their Christmas and New Year break.
Clement: I fully support all efforts by police to reduce crime, but not to abuse their power on innocent citizens. About crime control, I would say that police performance is dismal.
I actually live in fear and go to bed every night with a prayer. Just look at Pudu Raya, the touts are a law unto themselves and fear nobody. Many cases go to court do not result in a conviction due to bungled investigation, and sometimes bungled prosecution.
On the whole, our society is becoming more violent due to the lack of proper enforcement of the law. That's what we want - proper enforcement of the law to reduce crime, not abuse of it.
Jiminy Qrikert: The rakyat will watch how this unfolds and whether the police will admit that they are the aggressors and have assaulted as well as robbed the victim. Or whether the victim, Chia Buang Hing, will now be systematically framed as a drug dealer with planted evidence and prosecuted as we all expect will be the standard police modus operandi.
It is a good thing we have a good six months before GE13 for the unravelling of this case of police brutality, indiscipline and corrupted members of PDRM who believe themselves to be above the law. The more the PDRM and MACC victimise the rakyat, the more voters they will drive to Pakatan Rakyat.
Would anyone expect anything less from these institutions that have now been emboldened by the glaring case of the murder of a Mongolian woman and her unborn child and the travesty of justice that followed?
If ‘1Term' Najib Razak can get away with not having to face statutory declaration accusations of being involved in an alleged murder, what have PDRM and MACC to fear? The fish rots from the head.
Changeagent: Two officers arrested. But Chia Buang Hing was assaulted by 11 officers. Tun Hisan, will you also take action on the other nine to restore dwindling public confidence in the police force?
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