Thursday, September 18, 2008

Letter from WMP to PM on PDRM killing of 6 ethnic Indians in a day and IPCMC urgency


Prime Minister of Malaysia
Block Utama, Bangunan Perdana Putra, Email:
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan, Email:
62502 Putrajaya Tel: 03 8888 8000
Fax: 03 8888 3444


Re: (1) Malaysian Police murders six ethnic minority Indians in one day under the UMNO controlled Prime Minister Badawi’s Leadership.

(2) Urgent implementation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission [IPCMC].

We refer to the above matter and to the local media reports that six ethnic minority Indians had been murdered by being shot dead by the Malaysian police all in one day. [TV3 news bulletin at 8.00pm on 03/09/08]. At the last count even as late as December 2007 the worst record as monitored by us was 1.3 such murders by being shot dead in every week with 60% of the victims being Indians. After protests, international lobby, public campaigns etc, the police stopped completely in 2006, restricted such shootings to Indonesians in 2007 and are now targeting the ethnic minority Indians yet again.

The police standard form fills in the blank version that they saw the suspects behaving suspiciously, followed them, the suspects shot at the police, the police shot back killing all the suspects and occasionally one or two [police informers] escaping, none of the policemen injured or shot at and neither the police car hit with the suspect’s bullets is obsolete and perhaps is still acceptable in Rwanda, Bosnia or Darfur.

We hereby demand that your goodself order the immediate halt to this shoot to kill policy as we have the rule of law, a system of Justice and Courts to put these suspects on trial and find them guilty if so.

It is not for the police to assume the role of Judges, Jury, Prosecutor and Executioner and take the law into their own hands and go around murdering suspects with impunity as if they are above the law.
We hereby call for the prosecution for murder of the policemen murdering these six Indians and all such cases.
We also call for the urgent formation and implementation of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission which is long outstanding.

In the case of deceased D. Loganathan (33) his father has vouched that he has no criminal record, married with three children aged 8 months, 3 and 5 years and the sole bread winner. Who is going to feed his children now? [NST 04/09/08 Page 11].

In a related arrest the police even arrested and remanded two children aged 13 & 17 together with their parents.

Kindly take the necessary action and notify us accordingly.

Thank you,

Yours faithfully,

P. Waytha Moorthy
[Chairman – Currently in London]