SHOCKING FAILURE BY POLICE TO INVESTIGATE OR TAKE ANY ACTION ON THE UNLAWFL KILLINGS BY POLICE AT GLENMARIE ON 13.11.2010 INCLUDING THE KILLING OF A 15 YEAR OLD
The quest for justice for the recent police shooting victims at Glenmarie continues due to police failure to investigate.
Lawyers for Liberty is gravely concerned over the shooting to death of three alleged suspects by police during the early hours of Saturday 13th November 2010 at Glenmarie, Selangor. The dead were Mohd Shamil Hafiz Shafie, 15, Mohd Khairul Nizam Tuah, 20, and Mohd Hanafi Omar, 22. Although the three victims did not have criminal records, acting Selangor police chief Datuk A.Thaiveegan has made the incredible claim that all the dead were “seasoned criminals”.
Even after the shocking statistics of fatal police shootings that have risen 17 fold since 2001 was revealed in November 2010, the Police continue to act in blatant lawlessness as reflected in their failure to commence an independent and effective investigation in response to the police reports lodged by the victims’ families on November 2010. The police failure to independently and effectively investigate the shooting demonstrates clearly the culture of impunity and lawlessness that is deeply woven into the practice of the Malaysian police force. This deafening silence poses irreversible threat to the lives and safety of the general public who is vulnerable to being victims of police shooting as a result of uninvestigated misuse of power which goes unpunished.
We call for an immediate independent and effective investigation into this latest shooting, with the findings made public.
WE FREE CITIZENS OF THIS NATION MUST MAKE A STAND AGAINST THE PREVAILING FATAL POLICE SHOOTINGS! JOIN US FOR THE HANDING OVER OF A PROTEST MEMORANDUM TO THE IGP THIS SATURDAY (08.01.2011), 10.00am BUKIT AMAN FEDERAL POLICE HQ (LAKE GARDEN ENTRANCE).
LAWYERS FOR LIBERTY (LFL)