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Police can kill in defence

Police can kill in defence

PETALING JAYA, 26 May 2010: Police officers are entitled to kill or injure innocent persons as long as they genuinely believe lives are in danger, said the Home Ministry. Click thumbnail to read ministry’s letterIn a letter to The Nut Graph dated 17 May 2010, the ministry said: “Although police officers’ actions may result in […]

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Saving the police

Saving the police

WILL the late Aminulrasyid Amzah be the last victim of state violence? Like political aide Teoh Beng Hock‘s death in custody — the anniversary is two months away — the extra-judicial killing of Aminulrasyid has caused a lot of anger because he was not one of the “usual suspects”. Screencap of the Facebook groupWhat if […]

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Aminulrasyid’s shooting not isolated

THE fatal police shooting of 15-year-old schoolboy Aminulrasyid Amzah on 26 April 2010 has profoundly shocked the nation. The Fairly Current Show host Fahmi Fadzil speaks with lawyer Puspa Rosman, who will be acting on behalf of Aminulrasyid’s family, about the issue of police power, and politicking that surrounds Aminulrasyid’s case. These include the ongoing […]

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Suhakam denied shooting guidelines

Suhakam denied shooting guidelines

PETALING JAYA, 30 April 2010: The police have denied the Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) a copy of its written guidelines on the use of firearms despite requests following a shooting that happened last year. “The police have told us that there are written guidelines. However, it is a very confidential document,” Suhakam commissioner Datuk […]

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Are the police shooting to kill?

Are the police shooting to kill?

Norizan Salleh (file pic) POLICE-shooting victim Norizan Salleh never imagined she would ever be shot at. She describes how she felt lying on a highway near Gombak on 30 Oct 2009 after being shot five times by the police while on her way home: “I kept asking myself, ‘Betul ke, saya kena tembak? Is this […]

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The price of speaking up

The price of speaking up

(Pic by circo de invierno @ Flickr) CONSIDER this. Despite the available evidence of Al Islam‘s unethical undercover report in which the magazine’s Muslim journalist spat out the holy communion to photograph, no action is going to be taken. The Attorney-General’s Chambers decided this despite the police reports and a memorandum lodged by Catholics about […]

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