Why is the police always going after the wrong man?

In their bid to nail PI Balasubaramaniam, who made a stunning statutory declaration last week, and retracted it 24 hours later, only to go missing to “one of the ASEAN countries”, the police now wants to question his nephew’s lawyer N Surendran (image).

Surendran, who helped Kumarasen lodge a police report on his missing uncle, is required to report at the multimedia and cyber crime investigation unit, at 3pm on Saturday, says the Malaysian Anti-Death Penalty and Torture network (MADPET, where Surendran is a member).

What is the justification for questioning Surendran? He is merely the lawyer for the nephew who was worried about the safety of his uncle, especially an uncle who had made revelations, that might bring down the number 2 top leader of the country. That leader happens to be slated now to take over the country’s premiership in 2010 (or so it seems).

Bala’s case is now being classified under section 199 of Penal Code (False statement made in any declaration which is by law receivable evidence).

Is the police trying to harass lawyers?

Are they going to ask him about what his client/s told him? Will he be asked to (or forced to) breach that sacred solicitor-client privilege?

A solicitor cannot be compelled to disclose legitimate communications, whether oral or written, passing directly between him and his client.  This privilege. (Malaysian Bar).

When will police investigate the allegations in the said Declaration, that the police had left out certain information that Bala had told them?

“I told them all I knew including everything Abdul Razak Baginda and Aminah had told me about their relationships with Najib Razak but when I came to sign my statement, these details had been left out…”

When will police investigate the allegations that the prosecution may have intentionally or otherwise failed to ask questions that will cause the name and/or involvement of Najib Razak to be disclosed.

“…The prosecutor did not ask me any questions in respect of Aminah’s relationship with Najib Razak or of the phone call I received from DSP Musa Safri, whom I believe was the ADC for Najib Razak and/or his wife…”

Prosecutors do and must have the duty to disclosure all facts to ensure that justice be done, more so in a murder case where a finding of guilt would result in the death penalty. Leave it to the judge to decide on the importance or relevance of facts and evidence, when he decides on the guilt or innocence of the accused (Human rights lawyer, Charles Hector, for MADPET)

39 responses »

  1. wits0 says:

    Recalls to mind this famous Mullah Nasruddin story:

    ” Walking down the street one night, someone found Nasruddin crawling on his hands and knees under a lamp post near his own front door..

    Nasruddin, what’s wrong? What are you doing here?

    Looking for my house key. I can’t get in until I find it..

    Oh? Let me help you.

    The friend joined Nasruddin in the search, and together they combed all the area under the lamp, but could find nothing.

    That’s strange, Nasruddin. It’s just not here. Are you sure this is where you dropped it?

    Here? No, of course not. I dropped the key over there in the shadows by the door.

    But – Nasruddin, if you lost the key there, why are you looking here under the lamp?

    Well, it’s very simple. Over there it’s so dark I can’t see a thing, and here it’s as bright as day! “

  2. artic turban says:

    Visa plan for ‘risky’ visitors.
    One of the risks posed is the possession of bogus passports
    The government has warned 11 countries that their citizens will need visas to visit the UK unless they “significantly reduce” the risk they pose.

    Listed are Brazil, Namibia, South Africa, Malaysia, Venezuela, Bolivia, Botswana, Lesotho, Mauritius, Swaziland, and Trinidad and Tobago.

    A Home Office report identifies bogus passports, criminal acts and terrorism as possible risks posed by visitors.

    It says the new visa requirements could become law by early 2009.

    The new countries on the visa list have a combined population of more than 300 million – nearly 5% of the world’s population.

    We need to decide how to widen the visa net. We cannot and will not shy away from going wider

    Liam Byrne, immigration minister

    If visas are imposed on them, 80% of the world’s population will be subject to visa entry requirements in order to visit the UK.

    Because Britain is a member of the EU, citizens of European countries do not need visas to visit the UK.

    Border and Immigration Minister Liam Byrne said: “We need to decide how to widen the visa net.

    “We cannot and will not shy away from going wider and will, whenever we think there is a risk to the UK.”

    ‘Evidence of change’

    He said the government will now “work with” the countries over the next six months in an effort to reduce the risks.

    “If they are able to show evidence of change then there will be no need to introduce a visa regime,” said Mr Byrne.

    The criteria for the Home Office’s Visa Waiver Test included looking at passport security and integrity; the degree of co-operation over deportation or the removal of a country’s nationals from the UK.

    Levels of illegal working in the UK and other immigration abuses, levels of crime and the risk of a visitor committing a terrorist act were also considered.

  3. flyer168 says:

    Dear Susan,

    Nice anecdote from wits0.

    Hey what happened to all the “High Tech” equipments, gadgets, personnel training overseas, joint-operations, etc that has cost this nation & taxpayers Billions over the years to achieve CIA, FBI, MI5, Scotland Yard, etc standards of Forensic Investigations, etc to solve crimes, etc?????

    How then are the Downtrodden rayaat supposed to make any report (robbery/theft/accident/missing relative, etc) when they are ostracised by the Defenders of the rayaat….so they bring along a lawyer & now both he & his lawyer gets investigated instead.

    A child can assume such, but with all the “High Tech Gismos” & training, etc ths is really pathetic !

    But there again….this is Bolehland where $$$ can change “Black” to “White” in an instant without any consideration to the innocent victims !

  4. hutchrun says:

    Another reason why the IGP MUST GO.

  5. Anonymous says:

    they are going to force him to change something like they did to Bala or ask him to keep quiet.

  6. wits0 says:

    Who now would be expected to, e.g., report finding a pistol under a flower bush in a recreation park? “Civic duty” just simply isn’t worth it the way things have become, is it?

  7. hutchrun says:

    Karpal told Musa Hassan to go put on his thinking cap. But Musa is still looking for it.

  8. Aru says:

    Soon the police will call anyone who dare question and bring to light any wrongdoings of UMNO putras.

    The current DG of immigration must have voted secretly to PR.

  9. ktteokt says:

    “Always tell the truth and nothing but the truth, but for God’s sake, tell only that much of the truth that will do you the most good” – that’s the motto of the day!

  10. matador says:

    This IGP and AG if they leave now, they still get their 100% pention. A pention that no other civil servant will get except the Chief of Defence Force (confirm) and Chief Justice. 100% pention means if their last pay is 10k, they would get 10k. For other civil servant if their last pay is 10k, max they would get is 5k. So dont let them get out now before prosecuting and ensure they are unhonourably dismiss and dont get their pention.

  11. daniel says:

    this is harrasment and intimidation by the police; simple as that.

    a resounding ‘YES’ to

    “hutchrun (05:58:13) :

    Another reason why the IGP MUST GO.”

  12. daniel says:

    them police just dont care. they KNOW we can see it’s intimidation. they KNOW we know that they are biased. they KNOW ALL THAT. but they DONT CARE. i mean, what can we do to them? they are the POLICE. the ORIGINAL GANGSTERS. we are just defenceless civilians. they scare the shit out of 99% of the population by just saying “mari ikut saya balik balai” or “saya tangkap awak masuk lock-up”… they KNOW it works for most of us.

    yet, they (shamelessly) carry the royal title in their force. our KING doesnt condone this. but WHERE IS OUR KING? where is our king NOW?

    tuanku, your subjects are crying out to reach you. tuanku, you alone can save your subjects…

  13. caravanserai says:

    A leader says
    If you have something to report
    Go to the police station have it done
    So the police can do its work

    Civic minded people
    Go make reports
    Only get harassed
    For no reason at all

    Just to make the police work
    The officers go after the report makers
    Isn’t this harassment?
    The police can escape the laws

    In my kampong days
    The elders said why waste time
    The police would go after you
    They didn’t go for the culprits
    If you could settle it
    Make haste make it a day

    So how true it still happening
    Instead of saying thank you
    The people filing the reports
    Get harassed for no reason at all

  14. Dr. Ismawi says:

    The police once has a Slogan “Cepat, Mesra dan Betul” (Prompt, Corteous and Right/eous) and it has proven over and over by many victims of police injusices that the said slogan was an inversion of their true conduct.

    Now, another new inspiring slogan substituted the aforesaid when the true slogan that justified their conduct should read “Venal, Vulgar and Vicious”.

    *Bobby NZ is one of my intern patient. Should I give him internet access?

    Dr. Ismawi Merican
    Head of The Psychiatrist Unit

  15. Alex.M says:

    aren’t we famous for staging drama after drama to evade the more pressing issues. WHAT NEXT ……malaysia boleh

  16. lovemalaysiaforever says:

    IGP only money talks lah….

    No money no honey lol, this is Bolehland when BN rule…

    Black to White when money is there & it is always the way of IGP….don’t believe?? You should lol…

    Only some of the peanuts in IGP talk about ethics but not the big guns..

    Actually we do not hv confident at all in Bolehland’s IGP….

  17. bamboo river says:

    Whoever whatsoever direct or indirectly gets involved in this PI Bala case are required to be interogated to assist the cops to speed up their investigation.
    Starting from the neighbour’s gardener,Roti man, paper man, utility bill man,bus driver,lawyer,toll collector down to the neighbour’s pet cat.
    No stones will remain unturned.
    Stupidity defies elementary.
    CSI New York …eat your heart out.

  18. Rakyat Malaysia says:



  19. eeyaw says:

    Biasa lah barisan dog PDRM ini!

  20. CJFOO says:

    The PDRM always seem to bark at the wrong tree and snift at the wrong hole.

  21. KongKor says:

    No confidence in the police force headed by the current IGP. A total revamp will be needed to restore their image.

  22. kittykat46 says:

    They couldn’t care less about the contents of the allegations about the Altantuya case.
    This is a “get Bala” witch-hunt.

  23. wanderer says:

    Well said Dr Ismawi on this Dickhead BobbyNZ. It simply confirmed my low opinion of him. He is suffering from both metntal and physical constipation!

  24. bamboo river says:

    Bala is now the most wanted witness in the history of Malaysia.
    All parties are willing to do anything possible to get/protect him.
    Even the witches are sitting on their brooms complaining.
    Halloween is 3 months away and all the hantus already roaming the street.
    Where is my silver bullets?

  25. donplaypuks says:

    In football, this is called “playing the man, and not the ball’ tactics.

    Yes, it is a “pasang kaki’ strategy meant to intimidate as reported by RPK about another lawyer (and his wife) who was representing a senior cop now charged with corruption who were called in for questioning “to assist I Polis Raja with thier inquiries.


  26. Scorpion says:

    Police took Bala’s statement outside the country??

    Isn’t that strange, PDRM has power in foreign country too??.

    NONSENSE! If I am BALA I will report them for harrasment to the police of the host nation. As of now there is no any criminal charge against Bala, thus they have no right…it is SHEER HARRASSMENT!

    Pariah Dog Ruining Malaysia

  27. wits0 says:

    Artic turban, when the M’sian cannot respond to the confession of a triad member in ’05 that the Gomen runs his life : http://tinyurl.com/5u6bhd
    it appears that this was noticed by the British government. Hence the Visas requirement is justified from this angle alone.

  28. Dr. Ismawi says:

    Sorry for the digression but the inference of Susan’s insight analysis says it all in few words:-

    “What is the justification for questioning Surendran? He is merely the lawyer for the nephew who was worried about the safety of his uncle……,”-Sloone.

    The said attorney is and was not a 1st hand account witness to an incident. And to procure info from him on what his client confided in him is the casual underhand tactics of the RMP, as this is and old story.

    Oh, I almost forgotten, I got more important things to do that is to ensure BobbyNZ has consume his medications timely. Let me remind my staff.

    Dr. Ismail Merican
    Head of The Psychiatrist Unit

  29. salmi says:


    iF U DONT mind, may i know who is Bobby NZ? is he really an intern patient of yours? hehe just curious. Some years ago i bumped into this guy (in Yahoo chat)who introduced himself as Bob. i think he is frm Norway. I only chatted with him for 3-4 times, but he has been sending instant Yahoo msg to me till today! These days i dont open my Yahoo Chat anymore,but evrytime i do, there’ll always be a ‘Hye Salmi!’ by this Bob. Which means,he has been writing to me every now and then for years although he could be 100% sure that im not there and have been Offline 99% of the year . At one point, i think he has got mental problem. Hehe, hope DR ISMAIL will reply.

  30. suresh says:

    Police behavior in this country is very, very sickening. They are less intelligent in trumping up charges and accusations against people therefore, they have lost their integrity and professionalism, and they command no respect even from a layman.

    Now out of sheer desperation to prove their case, they have to go and ask everyone for information. Funny isn’t it, they have Bala in their custody but they need the lawyer of Bala’s nephew to provide information to them.

  31. tamade says:

    If PR takes over the Fed Guomen of Bolehland, we hope that the police department will be revamped thoroughly, and IPCMC implemented asap.

    Former CPO like Tansri Haniff and others can be invited to head the special commission and helps to nail all the corrupted top cops even if they have retired. Whikle the good cops can be promoted to lead the force. After all, the Rakyat heard that about 40% police top brass are dirty flurs.

    Let’s start the spring cleaning soon.

  32. tamade says:

    By the way, a message to all the Righteous Cops in Bolehland. If you people are not happy with your bosses who misused their power or who have willingly become the running dogs of the evil political masters, be brave enough to stand up when the time is ripe, let’s nail them in the coffin.

    Please do not let these dirty flurs damage the good name of the force.

  33. amoker says:

    Chicken without heads, shoot at all moving targets.

  34. Orang Utan says:

    The Star recently reported that the teenage girl who was raped by the policeman a few weeks ago is in serious depression. Very pitiful. We need to see that justice is done. If ordinary criminal were to get ao strokes of the rotan the policeman should get 20 !

  35. Orang Utan says:

    Correction: If ordinary criminal were to get 10 strokes…

  36. BobbyNZ says:

    It doesnt take a genius to figure out why Bala (almost broke before his lodging the first SD) doing the diappearing act after his second SD. Paid a lot of money lah! Now target of hitman for breach of contract!

    Tell you guys another joke: Anwar on the phone with CIA. Anwar: “Hey guys, you told me I could be PM in 1998 after taking on Dr M and now what?” CIA: “Our deepest apologies Anwar. You see Al Gore lost to the cowboy. Now we run out of money to pay the MPs to switch camps” Anwar: “Excuses after excuses only!” CIA “OK OK we will supply you pretty gay boys when you come over. Safer here in US than in your country”

    Cheers guys. Have a jolly good day.


  37. allen ng says:

    What’s a shame,you police!Why should you go after Bala’s nephew lawyer?It must be joking.Infact should go and caught the thief rather than the victim,right?This is to show that the police are not professional at the duties and only double-standards.It is like you charged a victim rather than the thief.

  38. LimDokSa says:

    This is just a possibilty….For all you know, Bala could still be in Malaysia, under police custody and they cannot afford to let him go, for Bala can always speak the actual truth later. Bala is an important “witness” and all of us know that crooks don’t wish to have potential witness around….you know what I mean….

    So the police are trying to convince the rakyat that Bala is in one of the Asean country, when actually Bala is in their custody. They are taking down his statement in that country and go on to mention that Bala may not return to Malaysia though he is free to return back. From their feedback they will know if the rakyat believe that Bala is indeed in another country….this gives them the opportunity to finish off a potential witness! This could be real…so we must check them b4 something nasty happen. One way to confirm is for lawyer of Bala’s nephew to contact the all Asean immigartion dept to check and confirmed if Bala did enter their country.

    Sincerely hope that Bala and his family is safe…..

  39. LimDokSa says:

    If all the Asean countries immigration replied is negative, then you know Bala is still in Malaysia. So the rakyat must petition to get him set free…..!

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