Pak Lah – Please tell your cops to get their priority right! (malaysiakini news on Kugan)
Posted on January 22nd, 2009 by Lilian • Filed under: politics
I am enraged. I am very angry. I feel helpless.
I picked up the news from Malaysiakini that “Cops to quiz deputy ministers over morgue barging”. And I was like WTF? They are trying to get the Deputy Ministers in the Prime Minister’s Department T Murugiah and SK Devamany over this case? Don’t they see that the priority is to immediately get to their own cops first? What has happened? How did Kugan get those scars and bleeding wounds?
I am very, very disgusted with how our authorities treat grieving families. They are heartless, they are arrogant and they look like they have something to hide. So many times, we have heard of families being denied from being with their deceased loved ones. This is especially so in those conversion cases. And in this case, Kugan.
To those of you who didn’t read the news, Kugan was under police custody for several days over suspected car thefts. And Kugan died during interrogation, said to be due to liquid in the lungs.
Naturally, the family is distraught with the death of their son. They went into the morgue, only to find the body covered with bruises. Kugan was foaming in the mouth, blood was oozing out, his back has marks that look like chain marks and some wounds were bleeding. His wrists were bloodied too. His feet were swollen.
And the two Deputy Ministers who went there to calm the situation are now being questioned for ‘barging into morgue’???????? Don’t you think something is seriously very, very wrong with our police force?
The way I see it, things will get out of hands if Pak Lah doesn’t do something real quick. Anyone who see the video, a very graphic one will get enraged. Everyone feels for Kugan’s mother and her shock of finding her son died in such condition.
The issue is not who barged in. It is who caused all those injuries on Kugan. He may or may not be guilty. But no one is to endure that kind of beatings. What more when those people could be the police.
What can we do other than pray that justice will be served? Whoever has allowed their animal instinct to overtake them, may they be dealt with the law. And lastly, where are all the other non-Indian politicians? Are we only fighting for our own races? This is another dangerous scenario. Everytime there is a case like this, it seems that only the Indian politicians from DAP, MIC and other Indian parties who came forward. Please do not let this be a racial issue. It is an issue that involves all of us Malaysians. All of us have to be involved, even if it just means saying a silent prayer for Kugan’s family.
(reminder : The video on Malaysiakini showing Kugan’s wounds and bruises are very graphic)