I believe Malaysian of all walks condemned this insane act as well as the flip flop statements by the Chief Police Officer (Selangor) Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar in covering up police brutality in the force. Now with the second autopsy report confirming external injuries caused by blunt force trauma, the police force and the Malaysian government owed not only the family of the late Kugan but all Malaysian an unconditional apology and a right to demonstrate against the coward act of the police.
Though I welcomed the Attorney General classification the case as murder and that the 11 policemen from the Subang USJ Taipan police station have been reassigned to desk duty pending investigations, the Malaysian government should convene and Independent Commission to investigate not only this case but the many others related cases involving police brutality and death in police detention and those that caused the wrong should not onlly be suspended but be charged and trialed under our legal system.
And as for Pewaris that this procession was inadvisable as it might offend the sensitivities of others, maybe I should asked Pewaris, on whose sensativities? Police? And also the coward statement of Selangor CPO issuing a warning. How can the people accept police brutality and death in police lock-up. Such unlawful act is so wrong going against all laws of this land. Pewaris should know that this act of questionable conduct of the police is unbecoming of the police force and making it a mockery of the legal and enforcement system which is violation of basic human right and the police lock up rules. In fact Pewaris should denounce such despicable act AND the Selangor CPO should apologised to all.
------ Taken from the Malaysian Insider
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — Pewaris, a non-governmental Muslim advocacy group, today appealed to MIC president Datuk Seri Samy Vellu to urge the Indian community not to get involved in any protest demonstrations during tomorrow's funeral procession for A Kugan, a suspect in a car theft case who died while in police custody.
Pewaris deputy chairman II Rahimuddin Md Harun told a press conference here that any protest during the procession
Yesterday, Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar issued a warning that police would take stern action if the procession was used to stage illegal protest demonstrations.
Kugan's remains will be brought from the University Malaya Medical Centre near here to the Batu 14 Puchong crematorium for final rites before being cremated.
Kugan, 22, was arrested on Jan 15 on suspicion of being involved in the theft of luxury cars.
He died on Jan 20 while detained at the Taipan police station in Subang Jaya. The case has been classified as murder. — Bernama