Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Does this boy deserve a bullet in the head?

Aminulrasyid Amzah (15 January 1995 - 26 April 2010)

Shot dead in a hail of bullets by the cops after a latenight car chase...

Aminulrasyid was a good-looking kid and he knew it

Form 3 student at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seksyen 9 Shah Alam 
A typical teenager, really...

Fond of fooling around with his pals, playing air guitar...

Posing for Facebook photos...

Making monkey faces for the album...

AMINULRASYID AMZAH WAS A FUN-LOVING 14-YEAR-OLD, 
LOVED BY HIS FRIENDS AND FULL OF BEANS...


HE "BORROWED" HIS SISTER'S PROTON ISWARA AND WENT OUT AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH HIS 15-YEAR-OLD BUDDY, AZAMUDDIN OMAR. THEY HAD A SNACK AND WATCHED SOME FOOTBALL AT A MAMAK STALL.

AS THEY WERE LEAVING FOR HOME, AMINULRASYID ACCIDENTALLY HIT A PARKED CAR BUT DECIDED TO DRIVE OFF. SOON THE BOYS FOUND THEMSELVES PURSUED BY MOTORCYCLISTS.

THEY WERE SPOTTED BY A POLICE PATROL CAR, WHCH RADIOED FOR REINFORCEMENTS BEFORE GIVING CHASE. SHOTS WERE FIRED. AMINULRASYID LOST CONTROL OF THE CAR AND RAMMED INTO A TREE NEAR HIS HOME. ACCORDING TO AZAMUDDIN, THE COPS KEPT FIRING AND ONE BULLET CAUGHT AMINULRASYID IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD. AZAMUDDIN SAYS HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND TRIED TO SURRENDER BUT WAS SAVAGELY ASSAULTED BY THE COPS. SOMEHOW HE MANAGED TO STRUGGLE FREE AND ESCAPED...

Norsiah Mohamad, Aminulrasyid's mother, with his elder sister Norazura. 


I USED TO GET UP TO MISCHIEF LIKE THAT WHEN I WAS FIFTEEN.

BUT BACK THEN, THE COPS WEREN'T SO TRIGGER-HAPPY.

AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE KHALID ABU BAKAR AS THEIR BOSS.


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. 

WE WANT SOME JUSTICE. 

WE DEMAND THE IGP's RESIGNATION.


WE DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN
A POLICE STATE!


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Antares,

Here's my thoughts....

In the night, the police can't differentiate between the different skin colours. The least expect the car to be driven by a Malay youth.

They thought they have found a great candidate for another car chase and trigger-happy onslaught. So, they did what are good at.

They bladders must have leaked when they realised that they had shot a Malay youth. And, they let Aminulrasyid's friend off because they realised their mis-judgement. Otherwise, how can a 15 year old lad be successful in wriggling out of the assault of 5 big wild animals?

What do you think? These wild animals are racist....remember?

Maznah

Anonymous said...

Maznah or whateva u r called or wanna be called.

It takes one to know one and it's easy to note that YOU are one bloody racist urself. Pardon me but this theory of yours didnt occur in my mind until ur brilliant one came up. SICK!!

My take was that we got ourselves some incompetent policemen,worst than animals, basically emulating their Boss, that's what.

If a 15-yr-old cd wriggled free, imagine a pro....

notTHEtoyo

Old Fart said...

notTHEtoyo

Maznah's theory or take is as valid as all the statements the IGP Musa Hassan has said so far. Remember, he did not say that his men assaulted the escapee, did he? He either lied by not having said it, or his omission of it was as good as any lie.

It, that is Maznah's s theory, is as valid as his first statement, or was it a police statement, that a parang was found in the car.

It is as valid as the Police's first postulations, or should it be accusation that the boys had carried out some burglary or something to that effect.

It is as valid as the IGP suggesting that the car was used as a weapon and the police were defending themselves. Hey, how can a car moving forward with the police in hot pursuit at the back, be a weapon? Or alternatively, there was mention that the deceased, by this time, had tried to reverse the car into them. But hey, looking at the drawings given in yesterday's Malay Mail of what happened and where, and the statement by the friend who escaped, the shot was made while the car was on the move and Aminulrasyid was already DEAD when the car crashed and came to a halt.

Based on the Malay Mail's drawings, the police could not have known about the earlier crash of the motor cycle at the round about nor of this car's sideswiping a car. The police would only have seen Aminulrasyid's car accelerating and overtaking them. To the police at that time the offense would have been no more than reckless speeding. They could not have known anything else. So why assume?

Did they have a glance of the driver maybe? In the dark, and he might have looked just like a Thambi! Hey aren't they like rabbits? Thambi's are game aren't they?

I never thought of this one until I read Maznah. Mind you a 14 year old kid, after having been kicked and assaulted by 5 from our Polis Di Raja Malaysia, manages to escape!! Their incompetence in not being able to detain the kid?

Hey, the IGP and our Selangor CPO think that the escaped kid should not have talked to the press to contradict all of the shit that the police have from the beginning trying to tell us. Apparently it is not ethical. But hey, who painted the kid out to be part of a burglary gang maybe, who deserved to die? Do these two idiots know anything at all about ethics?

Until the police acknowledge that they goofed when they let out all these nonsense in trying to save their hides, I reckon every conjecture by each and every Malaysian is a valid conjecture.

Mind you, how long did it take them to even think of charging anyone in the Kugan case? Why such incompetence when the crime was committed by one or more of their own right under their own roofs? If not for all that noise which did not go away, I suppose they would have happily gone on to find their next Kugan, ya?

LP said...

This is just outrageous and unacceptable.
Surely the police cannot open fire when their lives are not endangered.
Just ask yourself , what if this happens to your love ones; brother, son, grandson or nephew ?

masterwordsmith said...

One son, one friend, one neighbour, one person who could be all he ever hoped to be - one life snuffed out just like that....

I feel for him, his family and friends.

May he rest in peace always and may justice prevail as more and more seek the truth about this case.

Anonymous said...

One question: why was a 15 year old driving a car in the first place? that's illegal! and after midnight? c'mon, he was a child!! why the f%@* would you let a 15 year old take your car and go out in the middle of the night?
I'm sorry but i don't think they were that innocent. What makes you think his friend is telling the truth?. I know police in malaysia can be a pain in the ass but they don't just shoot people for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Our police are dangerous nowadays and they could be worst than criminals on the streets sometimes.This kid,Amirulrashid could be playful but I believe he is much better compare to the majority of our trigger-happy police in every aspects.

No,we do not need these type of police in our neighborhood to create problems.Mayb we should send all of them to Sabah and Sarawak and in exchange for Sabahan and Sarawakina police to be stationed here.

We have no confidence in our current bunch of police,they are the nuisense !

Anonymous said...

I too did such almost similar things like that though not caught. But then were the days when people were more understanding and not murderous intent. A cheeky boy makes you angry and do things like this and you get all irked to commit violence, what kind of maturity we have. There is something wrong with the police force and the bumiputras. Come on wake up the other police guys and the bumiputras we are in danger when the head is corrupted. Do something logical, please.

Anonymous said...

We know the IGP is allegedly corrupted and still he's given an extension and now this happens it just shows you what goes around comes around to haunt. With the head being corrupted who suffers, the police force and the Muslim bumiputras. The Malay Muslims are better than this so get cracking.

Hazidi said...

If our police are violent, racist and trigger-happy it is because we are no different. I am not condoning what they did but I do understand where they are coming from.
If our police are prone to using violence excessively it is because they are constantly having to face vicious animals, no, not animals, Demons, who walk our streets and live among us.
In this boy's case, I understand the pain and anguish that the parents and family feel. I am also certain that they want the people who killed their child to be brought to justice.
However, if there is blame to be handed out for the killing, some of that blame needs to go to the individuals who allowed boy to be driving a car at night without a valid license. If we read the reports closer, we will realize that from the time he scraped the other car, the boy's actions were exactly those of a scared young boy who is about to get caught doing something he should not. More importantly, should not be able to.

Haiblas said...

Hazidi,

I wouldn't give a rat's ass if the boy got punched in the face multiple times before detained by the cops and then released when they realized that he was just a kid, because he MAYBE deserved it, but shot dead?

Why all UMNO people wanna defend the cops I don't know... Can't they differentiate between right or wrong? Heck even if this things happen when PAS/DAP/PKR is ruling the country, I CERTAINLY would express my hatred!

Anonymous said...

Hazidi,
Do you know that driving a car or riding a bike without valid licence and also without a helmet are absolutely normal and acceptable in Malaysia as a result of the rampant corruption and downright incompetence of our law enforsement officers ?

I believe this 15 year-old Aminulrasyid was not driving for the first time in Shah Alam,he must have done it many times as he was aware that nobody,which include our police would not find fault with him since kids do not carry much cash.So why bother them ?

It is due to police's actions and practices that embolden kids to take to the raod even without a driving licence.In short,our PDRM condones driving without a proper licence first !

Do not blame kids,blame the society for allowing an incompetent government to rule our country.With a lousy government,how can we expect our law enforcement officers to be competent and professional.They are of the same caliber-lah

Antares said...

Anonymous @ 5:26PM and Hazidi - Granted the kid was out late driving without a licence and perhaps even speeding - but no matter how you look at it, being shot to death by law enforcement officers CANNOT be justified! If Selangor CPO Khalid Abu Bakar and IGP Musa Hassan were real human beings instead of Umno robocops, they would have immediately apologized for the grievous mistake, sacked the officers responsible, and offered RM1 million compensation to the boy's family. Another shooting incident that happened near Seremban ended with a 17-year-old boy in hospital with a bullet in his hip. In this instance the police chief Osman Salleh acknowledged immediately that his men were at fault, and personally apologized to the boy's family. That is one major ray of hope for the PDRM.

Donplaypuks® said...

I persnally visited Aminulrasyid'family in Shah Alam a few days after the shooting.It's the last house in a dead end. There was absolutely no need fot the cops to shoot because the car was trapped and going nowhere!!