ICU ward turned court
Posted on April 15th, 2009 by Lilian • Filed under: politics
QUOTE OF THE DAY :
A thief is more moral than a
when a thief steals your money,
he doesn’t demand you thank him. ~ Walter Williams
I am trying to make sense of this piece of news found on Malaysiakini BM version :
Wad ICU bertukar mahkamah
Apr 15, 09 10:36am
Seorang pekerja kontrak – yang terlantar di unit rawatan rapi (ICU) kerana meminum cecair pelarut semasa dalam tahanan polis – dihadapkan dengan pertuduhan memiliki dadah.
Adi Anwar Mansor, 23, yang terbaring lemah memakai topeng oksigen dengan tangan kanan bergari di kepala katil mendengar dakwaan terhadapnya yang dibacakan di depan majistret Liew Horng Bin di Bilik Infeksi, Wad 8B, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah kira-kira pukul
Selepas tiba, hakim duduk di sebelah katil tertuduh dan mengumumkan bilik tersebut sebagai mahkamah terbuka serta mengarahkan jurubahasa mahkamah membacakan pertuduhan.
Adi didakwa memiliki dua bungkusan ganja seberat kira-kira 44.55 gram di Perhentian Bas di tepi Jalan Kebun, Kelang kira-kira 11.30 malam pada 7 April lepas.
Pemuda itu didakwa mengikut Seksyen 6 Akta Dadah Berbahaya 1952 dan boleh dihukum penjara sehingga lima tahun atau denda maksimum RM20,000, jika sabit kesalahan.
Sejurus pertuduhan dibacakan, Adi dengan lemah mengangguk faham dan minta dibicarakan.
I am not saying that just because the person is in ICU, he is not guilty and shouldn’t be charged. But what I find revolting is how a man in his condition, on life support needs to be handcuffed to the bed. Is this the normal treatment for criminals? Next, I find it amusing that the judge has the time to travel to the hospital ICU, get himself/herself disinfected (which by law should be done) and charge him. Do they do this for all the drug lords too? We have McD delivery, Pizza Hut delivery and now, we have judge delivery too?
I don’t know about others but I still think that a person is still a person, no matter what. The person still deserves at least an ounce of dignity. To those who didn’t follow the case, this young man is charged with possession of drugs. He drank paint thinner during detention and the mother made a police report that her son was driven to the point of suicide due to beatings. Or something like that lah…Is he another Kugan’s case? And whatever happened to the few police officers who were suspects?
Haih….I don’t want to meddle with issues like these but sometimes, the human heart tugs. The mind asks why. The heart asks why not? Darn mind blogging, our police and legal system, no?