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Criminals As Heroes - Syed Hamid

Don't Regard Criminals As Heroes - Syed Hamid (Bernama)

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 28 (Bernama) -- The people should not regard criminals as heroes and the police who enforce the law as demons, Home Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said Wednesday.

[You cannot simply label someone a criminal until proven in court. Beating someone to secure confession is not a legal way to proof someone guilty. If the police beat someone to death to get a confession, we will only classify those police as suspect, never a criminal until proven in court. As a Home Minister (With a Law Degree? I hope!) you should know better. Just take for example, Kugan's case. Just as example lah since you also talking in general term. Me too.. Now Kugan is not a proven criminal yet, not until he is charged and convicted in court; he is still a suspect. Beating him up until death make the police a suspect for murder. Under Section 302 of the penal code, it is a mandatory death sentences and this offense is NON Bailable! Where are those 11 policemen now? In Jail? Desk Job?]

Speaking in general terms, he said no one was above the law and added that action would be taken against those who broke the law, even if it was the police.

[OK! No one is above law right? Section 302 of the Penal Code is NON Bailable Offense with Mandatory Death Sentences. Are the 11 suspect policemen under remand? NO? Then what are you talking about? Who is above law? You decide? Do you actually have a Law Degree?]

"We will not conceal the facts," he told reporters at his office here.

[Yeah right? What happen to the first Autopsy? No? What happen? Why such a big different?]

Syed Hamid said he was not linking his statement, made in general terms, with the death of car theft suspect A. Kugan who had died while in police custody at the Taipan police station in Subang Jaya on Jan 20.

"I am not pinpointing anybody," the minister stressed.,, More at Bernama

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You should have asked 'do you actually have a PhD in criminal law' =)

Have you ever heard a doctor doing a post mortem then challenging the government? Apparently, I have never heard in Malaysia!

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