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PKR urges IGP to publicly apologise for Aminulrasyid's death
Published:  Mar 25, 2016 9:25 AM
Updated: 3:37 AM

Inspector-general of police (IGP) Khalid Abu Bakar should publicly apologise to the family of slain teenager Aminulrasyid Amzah, said PKR.

Party deputy Azmin Ali lauded the Shah Alam High Court’s decision yesterday in finding the defendants liable for the death of the 14-year-old victim of police shooting.

‘In view of the clear findings of the High Court judge, the IGP must take full responsibility for his actions and make a public apology to the family of Aminulrasyid,” he said in a statement last night.

“This is a very serious condemnation of the conduct of the IGP in discharging his duties when he was the chief police officer of Selangor.

“Such a finding against the country's top police officer is an unprecedented event.

“Previously in the A Kugan (custodial death) case, the IGP was also strongly criticised by another High Court judge,” added Azmin, who is also Selangor menteri besar.

Yesterday, the Shah Alam High Court had found Khalid, who was then the Selangor CPO, guilty of public misfeasance and awarded RM100,000 against him.

This was for stating in a press conference a day after Aminulrasyid was shot dead in a car chase with the police that they found a parang in the car driven by the teenager and that he had tried to ram into the police patrol cars.

The judge had said there was no evidence of either of those things.

"This is without doubt a landmark decision on judicial oversight of police action and represents a victory for justice and accountability.

"I am happy and relieved that the good name and reputation of Aminulrasyid and his family has been redeemed," Azmin ( photo ) said.

As a show of moral support and continued sympathy with the plight of Aminulrasyid's family, he said he will be visiting them today at 5pm.

In total, the court has ordered the defendants, including the RM100,000 against the IGP, to pay RM414,800 in damages to the victim's family.

The civil suit was filed to claim damages for Aminulrasyid's death, allegedly due to gunshot wounds to the head caused by police negligence.

In November 2013, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court's decision to acquit and discharge Jenain of a charge of causing Aminulrasyid's death when he pursued the latter in a car chase in Jalan Tarian 11/2, Section 11, Shah Alam, between 1.10am and 2am on April 26, 2010.

Besides Khalid, the other defendants named are Corporal Jenain Subi, the Shah Alam district police chief and the Malaysian government.

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