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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rotten Malaysian Police

How rotten can you get? I guess in Malaysia, you can reek of dead road kill and still smell like roses.

The report of a doctor ruling out that Mohd Saiful Bukhari Azlan had been sodomised is an attempt to sabotage police investigations, said Deputy Inspector-General of Police Ismail Omar.

Source: Malaysiakini.

The police are in the spotlight again and what is the first thing they want to do? Cover their tracks by investigating how the medical reports got out in the first place. It will be another tussle with RPK since he was the one who first release the medical reports that showed Saiful had not signs of having been sodomised by anyone or anything.

The Malaysian police are really good at chasing the messengers and not investigating the message. They are quick to use the lame "still under investigation" threat against any form of investigative reporting. Bare in mind, such release of information should be aiding the investigation unless the police already knew that Saiful's claims were false. Then Saiful should be brought to justice for making a false report and all those involve in the sordid case brought along for the ride too.

It would be interesting to see, who would make a police report against RPK for spreading false information or for having medical records, since medical records are deemed private documents. How swift would the police act against the news portals or owners of the news portals for spreading information which could affect police investigations? Again, the police would be "chasing the dragon" rather than focusing their efforts on the real matter at hand - the claim of sodomy by Saiful.

If there is no crime than the police should say so. For the moment, any statement by the police is met with in-difference as the people do not trust them anymore. Their high-handed tactics and bias tendencies have left an impression with the people.

The police's inability to tackle the real crimes on the street has frustrated the people and caused us to wonder, who would protect us when the protectors themselves are the instigators of crimes?


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