Right at this moment an officer with the Malaysian Police Department is preparing his defence at the High Court in Kuala Lumpur. He is charged with shooting a teenager who was with a friend and it happened at two a.m. that night.
The teenager, Aminulrasyid Amjah, was going to fetch his sister who attended a religious class at a housing estate nearby. On the way, along a crime prone stretch of road, their car was chased by a bunch of unruly boys. The story went on that they were racing to escape from the boys and incidentally overtook a Police Patrol car.
This was the fateful Police car driven by a friend of the Officer. When they tried to stop Aminulrasyid and his friend, he suddenly reversed and a shot was fired. Sadly, it hit Aminulrasyid and he died.
The facts of the case were clear. Sadly certain parties drummed up the story and it blew out of proportion. It was an incident which involved members of the law. It happened time after time and it can be anywhere. It can happen in London, New York, Rio De Janeiro, Jakarta and this time in Kuala Lumpur.
The victim was underage. He is 14 going 15 years. He did not have a valid driving licence. What was he doing in that car? It was late, at two a.m. He overtook a Police car and refused to stop. By reversing suddenly he made the car look dangerous and a dangerous car must be stopped. How do we stop a dangerous car?
There are so many versions of the story. The Police Department have been under pressure for quite sometimes. The government is persistent in its call that crime must always be checked. The Prime Minister has made it clear that he wanted crime to be stopped at all cost.
Unfortunately, here in Malaysia there certain quarters who insist on disregarding the law of the land? They marched. They protested and called on others to do so. They can do anything they want, all in the name of freedom. This is a distorted version of democracy.
This is what they do to gain cheap publicity. Fortunately, not many people are impressed.
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