Hishammuddin should initiate government action to compensate Asrul for life for police violence at Bersih 3.0 rendering Asrul “blind” and unemployable


Home Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein should initiate action for the government to compensate mechanical engineer Asrul Wadi Ahmad, 27, for life as a token of personal responsibility, remorse and recompense for police violence and brutality in indiscriminately and wantonly firing tear-gas canisters at participants of the Bersih 3.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur on April 28, rendering Asrul “clinically” blind and unemployable.

Asrul, who testified at the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) inquiry into violence at the Bersih rally, gave a most heart-rending account of his plight when he was hit by a tear gas canister during the Bersih 3.0 rally.

Asrul had perfect 20/20 vision prior to the injury but visibility in his right eye has now been reduced to 15 percent. As a result, he may become unemployable as a mechanical engineer though he graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn in February.
Asrul has consulted doctors from two private and three government hospitals and been told that the injury to his right eye cannot be reversed via medical procedures.

Asrul recounted at the Suhakam inquiry his horrendous experience at the Bersih 3.0 rally.

Moments before the incident, together with his father and younger brother, Asrul fled from the water feature at Jalan Tun Perak, adjacent to Dataran Merdeka.

He said: “We ran from the location when the tear gas was fired, the three of us took refuge in Masjid Jamek.

“A little while later we walked out of Masjid Jamek but because it was so crowded and chaotic, my brother and I were separated from our father.

“That was when I hit by the canister and fell to the ground. It was shot straight at me, I could see it coming.

“People around me carried me back into Masjid Jamek and then the paramedics came in an ambulance which took my brother and me to Kuala Lumpur Hospital.” (Malaysiakini)

Asrul’s right eye required nine stitches and he had two more for wounds under his nose.

If Hishammuddin is not prepared to initiate action for the government to compensate Asrul for life, a nation-wide campaign should be launched to demand that Hishammuddin and the government should assume responsibility for Asrul’s eye injury and be responsible for life-long compensation to Asrul.

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  1. #1 by Winston on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 10:20 am

    It’s a heinous crime against citizens who only wanted clean and fair elections.
    If not for the Suhakam impartial enquiry, such atrocities may not come out.
    However, in view of such incidences, it is very important that those attending future rallies must make provisions to have protective gear for their eyes.
    Like having safety eye goggles or even better, have motorbike helmets with full face visor.

  2. #2 by undertaker888 on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 11:10 am

    This is what he is good at doing as minister. Real crime? He would hide his cowhide.

  3. #3 by sheriff singh on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 11:57 am

    He will just give his usual blank grin. He is a happy man.

  4. #4 by lkt-56 on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 12:38 pm

    Is Asrul still employed as a mechanical engineer or has he lost his job due to the injury? How can we help Asrul and others who were hurt during the Bersih 3.0 rally to obtain some kind of compensation from the government? I hope the Bersih 3.0 organisers are looking into this.

  5. #5 by undertaker888 on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 1:32 pm

    O mudin mudin
    Why does thee have such thick skin?
    Hyena like you have for a grin
    Against the peaceful rakyat, you released your vicious Rin Tin Tin

    O deputy mudin mudin
    Why do you Keep on harping on May thirteen?
    Between your ears must be Nothing
    Because when we knock on it, it sounds like Ding Ding Ding

    The world gave us The tales of two Cities
    This country is blessed with the Tails of Two Sillies
    O when can you change your ways of old
    Before we find you and your loot in a hole.

  6. #6 by dagen wanna "ABU" on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 2:06 pm

    The supreme umno does not feel sorry for anybody. And FYI that lost eyesight is really nothing. It is merely an exercise of umno’s supreme ketuanan right. In any case didnt umno promise “lost lives” and “broken limbs” not too long ago?

    So there. “Janji ditepati.”

    Jib jib 1boleh.
    Ros ros 1cantik!

  7. #7 by rahmanwang on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 4:49 pm

    Yes go men must pay and look after Asrul for life.
    Imprison the hooligans who fired tear gas.

  8. #8 by negarawan on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 9:32 pm

    Asrul, you have the right to sue the PDRM and UMNO.

  9. #9 by boh-liao on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 - 11:46 pm

    YES, indeed, dis is an example of NR’s JANJI DITEPATI
    Expect more eyes, limbs, n bodies 2 b BROKEN n CRUSHED

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