Press Statement By DAP Secretary-General And MP For Bagan Lim Guan Eng In Kuala Lumpur On 27.3.2016.
Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar can display police professionalism by admitting to mistakes made and apologising for the public misfeasance and wrongful killing of 14 year-old schoolboy Aminulrasyid Amzah. His words that “There is not one instance when we have not been professional”, may yet return to haunt him in cases of police misconduct such as police custodial deaths or even police brutality highlighted by the beating up of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim by the then IGP Tan Sri Rahim Nor.
DAP disgrees with the Inspector-General of Police(IGP) that the police have always been professional when he assured me that the police will not act differently while investigating corruption allegations against me by BN over the purchase of my house at lower than market value. The IGP had publicly responded unusually quickly barely 48 hours after UMNO Youth lodged a report against Ms Phang Li Koon, who sold her house to me, allegedly for making a false statutory declaration (SD).
DAP hopes that the IGP can demonstrate a similar unusually quick response when police reports are made by the opposition against BN leaders. As a fresh start to demonstrate police professionalism, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar should reverse his position that he does not owe an apology to the family of a schoolboy shot dead six years ago, despite a recent court ruling that found the Inspector-General of Police guilty of public misfeasance.
The Shah Alam High Court on 24 March 2016, had ruled in favour of Aminulrasyid’s family in their civil lawsuit, against the police officer who fired the killing shot, the IGP and the federal government. Judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim pointed out that there was no proof to substantiate Khalid’s claim that the police acted after discovering a machete(parang) in the car Aminulrasyid was driving.
He had ordered the defendants, including Khalid, in the civil suit to pay a total of RM 414,800 in damages to Aminulrasyid’s family. Khalid was ordered to pay RM 100,000 in damages to the family for public misfeasance. Even though a public apology will not bring back Aminulrasyid, the IGP will help to bring some sort of closure to the grief suffered by the family over these last 6 years.
LIM GUAN ENG
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