Sunday, November 15, 2009

Police report by Seetha's father against Malaysian Police harassment

15/11/2009, Pondok Polis Hospital T.A.R. Klang.

No.Rpt- KLG:49989/09. 0373/09

Rampathy a/l Ramasamy. IC.N0: 490828-08-5097

Saya ayah kepada membuat laporan ini kerana saya syaki polis cuba memutarbelitkan keadaan anak saya R.Seetha yang minum paraquat.

Pada 8/11/09 lima orang remaja dibunuh/tembak mati secara kejam termasuk anak saya Surendran 24. Kenapa mereka yang bunuh anak saya tidak ditangkap tapi suami Seetha, Manimaran ditahan.

Pada 11/11/09, polis juga menganggu, geladah dan tahan keluarga kami di Balai Polis Kapar untuk soal-siasat.

Saya dapat tahu bahwa pihak polis dan pihak hospital memaksa Seetha menanda tangan satu surat yang memgatakan Seetha minum racun paraquat bukan kerana adiknya yang ditembak mati oleh polis dan polis tidak kena-mengena dengan cubaan membunuh diri oleh anak saya.

Saya tuntut agar pihak polis tidak menganggu ahli keluarga yang kini dalam keadaan sedih kerana kehilangan Surendran anak saya yang ditembak mati oleh polis dan Seetha anak saya dan 4 cucu saya dalam keadaan tenat.

Sebab utama Seetha minum racun paraquat adalah kerana dia tidak boleh terima yang polis tembak mati/bunuh adiknya Surendran secara kejam. Seetha terlalu sayang kepada Surendran. Dia selalu nangis dihadapan gambar Surendran yang meninggal.

Saya mohon agar polis jangan putar-belit dan cuba mempersalahkan suami Seetha, Manimaran. Manimaran amat sayang kepada anak saya Seetha. Semua ini berlaku kerana polis tembak mati anak saya Surendran dan saya tuntut agar tindakan diambil terhadap pembunuh anak saya dan pecat IGP Musa Hassan dan CID Director Bakri Zenin juga dipecat.

Sekian Laporan saya

Police murder Indian in Penang

A 37-year-old man was shot dead in a car by the police in Weld Quay, George Town this afternoon.

Penang police chief Deputy. Comm Ayub Yaakob said the suspect was believed to be the leader of the ‘Deva Gang’, categorised as a ‘notorious robbery gang’ by the police.

He said a raiding party from Bukit Aman had been trailing the suspect, who was travelling in a black Perodua Myvi, from Bukit Jambul in Bayan Baru for about 20 minutes along the Jelutong Expressway.

Upon reaching the junction of Nordin Street Ghaut, he said the police car swiftly blocked the suspect’s car.

“A gunfight ensued when the suspect fired twice from his car the policemen.

“The suspect was however killed when the police returned fire,” summed up Ayub, adding that the incident happened about 3.50pm.

He also said a pistol HK 9mm and a Singapore identity card were recovered from the suspect’s car, which has a Kuala Lumpur registration number plate.

He said initial investigation revealed that the suspect had came from the federal capital to kidnap a person in Penang.

“He was foiled by the police,” Ayub alleged.

Today’s killing has happened just four days after police came under fire for killing five persons – aged 17 and 24 – during a shootout in Taman Klang Utama.

In the Monday’s killings, the police justified their act claiming that the deceases were part of a robbery gang ‘PCO Boy’.

Previously Bukit Aman police have claimed that ‘Deva Gang’ was a “brotherhood” formed at the Simpang Renggam detention centre 10 years ago.

The gang alleged gang leader Deva, who was at the time detained for alleged involvement in violent crimes and robberies, had allegedly formed the gang with two others he met at the centre.

The police had claimed that after roping in fresh blood after their release, the Deva Gang started its notorious crime spree and were allegedly behind at least 14 cases of armed robbery, luxury-car hijacking and murder in Penang, Perak, Selangor and Klang Valley.

Police have also linked the gang with the recent RM8.24 million cash-in-transit robbery outside a shopping centre in Cheras on May 18.

However, the shootout has not gone down well with the Human Rights Party leader P Uthayakumar.

He wants the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry immediate to probe into all the killings carried out by the police under the current Inspector General Musa Hassan reign.

He also called on Pakatan Rakyat MPs to table and support an emergency motion at the on-going parliamentary sitting to protest and stop the cold blooded killing spree carried out by the police in the name of crime-busting.

“The parliamentarians are duty bound to safeguard the people interests.

“Pakatan MPs should condemn these cold blooded murders by the police with total disregard to rule of law and natural process of the justice system,” he told Malaysiakini.

Uthayakumar also slammed the attorney general chambers for regularly failing to prosecute the police for such cold blooded murders.

He cited A Kugan’s case as an example where the AG Gani Patail only charge one policeman for the deceased’s death in custody although internal probe had revealed that at least 21 people were involved.

Tamil daily warned over shooting reports - Malaysiakini

The Home Ministry has issued a warning letter to vernacular daily Tamil Nesan over its reporting on the killing of five suspected armed robbers by the police last week.

The ministry has accused the MIC-linked daily of playing up racial sentiments in its coverage of the police shooting in which all five suspects - all Malaysian Indians - had died on the spot.

NONETamil Nesan' managing director S Vell Paari told Malaysiakini that the warning letter was sent to his office late yesterday.

"The letter was issued to Tamil Nesan in regards to our coverage on the gunning down of five young Indian men in Klang by police," he said.

He said that the ministry had felt that Tamil Nesan's reports on the matter could provoke others and may affect the harmony in the country.

He added that the letter also noted that a MIC Youth statement published in the daily on the shooting was provocative.

"The letter warned is that our publishing licence can be revoked if we continued publishing such articles," he added.

Doing our duty as a community paper

Vell Paari however defended his daily, which was established in 1924, in their coverage of the issue.

"We only carried out what transpired over an event and a press statement from MIC's Youth wing, which is part and parcel of newspaper role in this country.

"I'm also baffled on how news published by us can provoke the Indians when almost all the other mainstream media carried the same news, giving similar importance and using similar vocabulary.

"It is also being hotly debated in various blog sand online networking sites like the Facebook," he said.

Vell Paari also said that as a daily newspaper catering for the Indian community, Tamil Nesan has the right to publish news on matters affecting the community, just like how other dailies do for their own communities.

"As far as Tamil Nesan is concerned we have maintained a status of fair comment and have only published what had happened that day. Nothing more and nothing less," he stressed.

Police under fire

NONEIn the shooting incident on Monday (Nov 9), the police killed suspected criminals aged between 17 and 24 - and allegedly from the 'PCO Boy' gang - in Taman Klang Utama on Monday.

The police claimed that the five were responsible for a spate of robberies and defended the shooting.

"When police officers shoot, they do not shoot to kill, but rather they shoot to stop the deadly force threat," said CID director Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin in a statement the following day.

However the police action came under a spotlight with many quarters accusing the police of being trigger-happy. Many had also questioned as to why such police shootings always included people from the Indian community.

Arising out of the latest police killing, a sister of one of the victims had attempted suicide by drinking paraquat on Thursday. She had also forced her four children to consume the poison.