The government of Abdullah Ahmad Badawi must answer to this. What is the police doing beating up a civilian without mercy (Malaysiakini)???
Police claimed the guy was trying to run one of them down. Come on, if he did, wouldn’t the driver had gotten away? What was he doing staying put and allowing 20 bullies the liberty to beat him to a pulp?!
Last night a 21 year old youth was repeatedly beaten by 20 riot squad (FRU) personnel armed with batons and kicked with boots.
Be at the wrong place, at the wrong time, with a wrong face.
And try to drive away from a barricade set up by toll concessionaire Grand Saga to block a toll-free access road to the Cheras-Kajang Highway in Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC).
That is not all.
Others were hurt too. Why has the police acted as if they have gone mad? Or have they been instructed to be so bold and merciless?
They cannot plead self-defense. Come on. 20-1?
A dozen injured people claimed they were assaulted by “30 thugs”, who was said to be”armed with iron rods, helmets and sticks”; two were admitted into the hospital in Kajang; one of them suffered facial injuries and a broken hand.
Though Grand Saga has distanced themselves from the violence, they cannot absolve themselves from this fracas. Blood spilled because of their unsightly barricade. Can they now turn a blind eye and say “It’s not me”?
But the worse part of the whole scenario is that your country could turn into a police state anytime, in a blink of an eye, without you even knowing why.
Even an MP and a newspaper photographer were hurt in the process.
Star reported that Utusan Malaysia‘s Roy Azis Abdul Aziz had been beaten up when he tried to take photos of the fracas.
It is shocking to hear that police were present but did not intervene or try to stop the violence. If indeed this is true, then they are all party to a crime – a crime to cause bodily harm to the residents of BMCm
Earlier on May 10, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng was allegedly pepper sprayed, beaten and kicked by plain clothes policemen.
So how many must suffer, perhaps someone must die, before the police are hauled up for a major investigation, or the toll concessionaire suspended, or the Selangor state government step in and stop this on-going feud!??