Friday, August 7, 2009

Abolish ISA, Stop Act of Brutality!

The mass arrest of Anti-ISA demonstrators by the authorities last few days in Kuala Lumpur showed BN’s desperation in control of power. BN government should not underestimate peoples’ power and peoples’ anger towards the government. The BN government each day had become more cruel and cruel to its own citizen. We have in the past months seen and heard how BN government had abused their power by using the MACC and the police as instruments against the Opposition and dissent voices. The BN government had caused the collapse the PR government in Perak and had tried all means to destabilize the PR governments of Penang, Kedah, Kelantan and Selangor.

The most pitiful victim of all these BN abuses was none other than Teoh Beng Hock whose death was a mystery while under the detention of MACC. MACC could have said that Teoh Beng Hock had been released on the early morning to go back, but, it was unbelievable that Teoh Beng Hock had been released. The assault and battery of own citizens have become a norm of BN government in control of its own people. The demonstrators against ISA had been bashed and arrested.

In recent months the relevant authorities had become more aggressive in using force against the people. Politicians and suspects were harshly treated alike and in a recent video clipping in the internet this brutality was an uncivilized act by some law enforcement officers in treating people in custody. Police should start an investigation into the video clipping and track down the culprits.

Only yesterday family members of an assault victim came and complained to me that one of their family members was assaulted and battered by the Kota Samarahan Police. A police report has been lodged and the victim, who had underwent operation some years ago complained to them that he suffered grave bodily pain and had to confess to the crime alleged against him. On receiving the complaint, I immediately rang up a senior police officer in Kota Samarahan police station telling him to tell his men to stop the brutal act.

Sarawak Head of Crime Branch had also been informed by me by a faxed letter, but, I received no response from him yet about the complaint. I hope the complaint would be investigated as we do no wish another act of brutality by law enforcement officers.

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