1st class policing October 10, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in Current Affairs, Democracy, Huh?!, Human Rights, Malaysia, Note2Self, Politics, Women.
Tags: Bar Council, Nurin Jazlin, PDRM, Police
One may wonder, what exactly do the police have against an independent judiciary, with their harassment of the Bar Council and their surveillance of Anwar Ibrahim and KeADILan leaders?
And there appears to be a pattern.
When citizens demand for fundamental civil and political rights such as an independent judiciary, free and fair elections, transparency and accountability (anti-fuel, anti-toll hikes), etc., hundreds, if not thousands, of police officers can be mobilised in a blink of an eye and citizens inevitably get harassed, arrested and/or beaten up.
It is quite apparent that the police are more zealous when dealing with politics and human rights, than public safety.
Shouldn’t hundreds of police officers be on their feet looking for the bastards who left a woman to die at Subang Ria Lakes, and even more to hunt down Nurin Jazlin‘s murderer(s)? Is it that hard to stop a former police-officer from continuously assaulting a woman and her children from Taman Permai? How about reallocating thousands of police officers to curb gender-based crimes?
Or are they too busy taking statements from Bar Council officials and finishing up paperwork?