Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Police murder Indian in Bahau police lock up. Police The Star & MIC axis

Yet again another ethnic minority Malaysian Indian is killed by the police in the police lock up and this time at the Bahau police station. In our annual “Malaysian Indian Minority & Human Rights Violations Annual Report 2009 Malay-sia Truly Racist ” we had estimated that about 95% of the victims of death and /or killings in police custody and killings by being shot dead by the police are Indians.

The Indians having been targetted by UMNOs’ 98% Malay muslim police force has been ongoing for over especially in least the last 20 years or so. And today P. Babu’s (28) killing in the Bahau police station is just the tip of the iceberg of the hundreds if not thousands of Indians being killed in police custody or by being shot dead by the police.

Late November year Surend a 17 year old juvenile together with four others were shot dead by the police in Klang. The sister R. Seetha who could not take the pain of this police atrocities and had committed suicide after consuming paraquat and giving the same to her four young children.

Two months before that six Indians were shot dead by the police in their house in Kulim, Kedah.

Some three years back an Indian middle aged man was given an electric shock and killed in the very same Bahau police station within 24 hours of his detention.

A. Kugan was brutally beaten up and killed at the Taipan police station.

All these and the hundreds if not the thousands of Indians never got justice from the UMNO government or their courts and merely “mati katak”.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the hundreds of thousands of such cases of police unlawful arrest torture and atrocities year in and year out.

The MIC as usual is assigned to do damage control. This time the MIC Exco mandore for Negeri Sembilan plays “wayang kulit” by saying “we hope the police can enlighten us on what really happened” as was reported in The Star.

The Star, another UMNO linked newspaper takes the pro police murder justified angle and gives the impression of this murdered victim to be seen to be guilty even before being found guilty of the alleged offence by a Court of law and so he deserves to be killed in a police lock up. Their sub headlines” Ex convict assisting police investigations found dead in cell speaks for itself.

If at all the police had earlier opened fire on P. Babu as was reported by “The Star the police defender”, the police would have released a photo fit of Babu, a manhunt would have been launched, newsreports published to alert hospitals and clinics to report on this injured Babu, an all points buliten launched etc especially when Babu was alleged to have been shot on the leg. But neither The Star nor any of the other UMNO controlled or other newspapers had done so.

This is just another typical tip of the iceberg case of the whole state machinery plus the media (Star) and also the pin drop silence by NGO’s and even the 82”multi – racial” Opposition PKR, DAP and PAS MPs and their supreme and top leaders. When the victim of this most serious and fundamental violations of human rights is an ethnic minority Malaysian Indian, which community has no or very little political or economic clout, no one cares.

And so these UMNO atrocities against the Indians continue with impunity.

P. Uthayakumar.