Mothers of the three boys who were shot dead by the police in Glenmarie want the cops involved to be charged.
Nor Hafizah Mohd Razali, mother of Syamil Hafiz Shafie, 15, wanted nothing but answers.
“My heart is full of sadness. My son, Syamil, was my eldest, he was a good boy… I hope the police will start their investigations immediately because I’ve waited too long for one from them, but I haven’t gotten a response.
“I want justice for my son, that is all I ask… he was my hope (anak harapan),” she told reporters in the Parliament lobby, unable to hold back her tears.
She said this as Norriah Darus and Hamidah Kadar – mothers of Mohd Khairul Nizam Tuah, 20, and Mohd Hanafi Omar, 22, respectively – looked on.
Syamil, Mohd Khairul and Hanafi were gunned down by the police in Jalan Kerjaya, Glenmarie, after they allegedly robbed a nearby petrol station on Nov 13 last year.
At the time, the police claimed that the trio charged at them with machetes.
According to a post-mortem report, Syamil was shot while he was kneeling with a bullet wound on his forehead at a 45-degree angle.
Hanafi died from three 45-degree-angled gunshot wounds – two to the cheek and one to the chest. Mohd Khairul’s body was also found to have had a black eye.
The mothers, accompanied by Pakatan Rakyat MPs, also brought a memorandum of protest, which they intended to present to Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.
The memorandum demanded that the police officers involved in the incident be charged and a public apology tendered to the victims’ families for calling the trio “dangerous robbers”.
‘Beaten and then shot’
PKR vice-president N Surendran, who was present at the press conference, accused the police of lying.
“The police version where the three young men rushed at them with machetes is an utter and complete lie,” said the lawyer.
He questioned how Mohd Khairul died with a black eye, and claimed that the deceased was beaten up and later shot.
“If they were charging in front, the bullets would not have travelled this way,” he said, showing how the trio were shot.
“They were forced to kneel down, and executed gangland-style by the police,” he added.
By Patrick Lee | October 6, 2011