Panel happy with Aminulrasyid shooting probe

Malaysian Insider
By Clara Chooi
July 12, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 — The Home Ministry’s panel on the fatal police shooting of schoolboy Aminulrasyid Amzah has completed its probe and is satisfied with how the force had investigated the case.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, in a written reply to a question from Lim Kit Siang (DAP-Ipoh Timor) issued last Thursday, said that the special panel was “at this point” satisfied that the police’s investigation on the case had been “transparent” and that it had been concluded in a short time.

He noted that since Aminulrasyid’s case had been handed over to the Deputy Public Prosecutor’s office, the issue on why the government had not formally apologised to the youth’s family was now “irrelevant”.

“The issue of whether the suspect had committed an offence or not is now under the jurisdiction of the courts.

“Hence, it is not appropriate for the government to take any action before the case is heard in court,” he said.

In his question to Parliament last week, Lim had asked why the government had not issued a formal apology for carelessly “killing” the 14-year-old Aminulrsyid in Shah Alam on April 26.

He also asked why the investigation into the case was only carried out by the ministry’s special panel, led by deputy minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop, and why it had not been an open investigation.

Hishammuddin explained that the special panel was formed with two main objectives — to directly monitor the investigation process by the police to ensure that it was fair, transparent, fast and would be fair to all parties and to observe police procedures on the use of firearms as well as other procedures related to the operations and duties of the police.

“The panel was also set up to, after its probe, prepare proposals to improve police procedures,” he said.

Aminulrasyid was killed following a 6km chase in Shah Alam on April 26 after, as claimed by the police, allegedly reversing and ramming into policemen.

His family have cried foul over the death and have called on the authorities to apologise to them for accusing the youth of being a suspected criminal.

The eight-man government panel was formed to quell rising resentment towards the police following the shooting.

  1. #1 by c730427 on Monday, 12 July 2010 - 10:13 pm

    they even happier if someone could pick up their teh tarik bill at the mamak corner..

  2. #2 by HJ Angus on Monday, 12 July 2010 - 11:58 pm

    what teh tarik bill?
    More likely to be in a posh 5-star hotel and of course the taxpayers will pay anyway.

  3. #3 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 - 7:41 am

    The lack of comments and just expressed sentiment much less outraged shows people already expect this. That is probably the worst thing about this.

    People should be outraged. The parent and family of Aminulrasyid should be able to do up to Bukit Aman or even Hishamuddin with the entire nation behind them and shout them down. Not being that says a lot more about us, then it is about the goons that perpetuated the injustice.

  4. #4 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 13 July 2010 - 11:58 pm

    Many recent events hv not been satisfactorily resolved – rather they hv been covered n slowly forgotten

  5. #5 by House Victim on Wednesday, 14 July 2010 - 5:39 pm

    Had the Police published the Procedures of using Fire-arm together with the Investigation Report?
    It should be used to convince the Public what had been done could have been proper and not just to satisfy the Special Panel!!
    By the way, who are in the Special Panel?

    Had the Investigation included the Reports from the Police and AG as they are obliged to provide according the respective Acts under Criminal Proceeding Act and the Police Disciplinary Rules and Regulations.

    The Criminarl Proceeding Acts stipulated that the Police has to submit their Investigation Report to AG within 2 weeks for AG to act.
    Had this been done?
    And, what has AG said?

    Where does the Special Panel stand under the Law?

    Using White-Glove to cover up the case is no way convincing but humiliating that the Minister so concerned is making up their own law!!

    DOES THEY KNOW LAWS, Rules or Regulations so as to qualify them as minister?

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