Saturday, May 8, 2010

Polis DIRAJA apologise to Mat Rempit

Mohd Azizi Aziz, a 17-year-old youth believed to be a Mat Rempit was shot at by police who were chasing his motorcycle. Mohd Azizi was allegedly riding in a zig-zag manner, as if taunting the cops to catch him. Mohd Azizi is now recovering in a hospital but get this, the Polis DIRAJA is apologizing to him. WTF. That Mat Rempit should be lashed and throw in person.

Mohd Azizi who is a night market trader is recovering in hospital, was with some 20 friends near the Centre Point shopping complex near here at about 3.30am yesterday when they saw a patrol car approaching and fled in different directions.

Upon seeing this, the two cops gave chase, repeatedly warning Mohd Azizi, who was astride a Honda EX5, to stop.

He apparently ignored their warnings and continued riding towards Jalan Jelebu.

State police chief Senior Asst Comm (I) Datuk Osman Salleh said the policeman who fired the single shot had since been suspended for violating the Inspector-General of Police’s Standing Orders.

“We consider this an abuse of power and I would like to apologise to the victim’s family for what happened,” he told reporters at the opening of the Felda Securities’ shooting range at Felda Bukit Rokan near here. ACP Osman said Mohd Azizi was allegedly riding in a zig-zag manner, as if taunting the cops to catch him.

“When he failed to stop after repeated warnings, one of the cops fired a shot,” he said.

He said Mohd Azizi stopped his bike upon reaching Kg Ujung Pasir about 1km away and tried to run away but was apprehended. The victim, who did not posses a valid licence, was rushed to the Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital where he underwent surgery.

ACP Osman said the cop should not have opened fire because there was no imminent danger to their lives.

“It is very unfortunate it happened,” he said, adding that the victim was riding his friend’s motorcycle.

On April 26, 14-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah was shot dead when he allegedly tried to reverse the car he was driving into policemen who had stopped the vehicle at about 2am in Section 11, Shah Alam, which led to the setting up of a special panel headed by Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wira Abu Seman Yusop.

Abu Seman, who declared the shooting range open, said, “There will be no compromise. If the cop was found to have been negligent, we will let the law take its own course.”

Later when visiting Mohd Azizi at the hospital, he promised a thorough probe would be carried out to ascertain the events that led to during the shooting.

The victim’s father, Aziz Omar, said he had lodged a report over the incident and appointed a lawyer to initiate legal action against both the policeman allegedly responsible and the force.

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