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It seems like we have the most uncaring people around us

Day by day, the layers are being peeled from the mysterious death of the boy, Aminul.

Although many are focussing on his death, the cause of it and the tragic situation his family face, I see beyond that.

There are so many things that disgust me, I don’t know where to begin. So, I shall start in point forms, hoping some of you may get an idea of the kind of explainable, utterly disgusting feelings I have inside.

1) How are we going to explain to our children about our adult actions?
Here we have a kid being shot dead. Yet, we seem not to care about the fact. Instead, the authorities and the ministers are trying to cover-up with lies after lies.

2) How are our children going to respect the police?
I am very firm that the police, as an institution must be respected. I have always been cautious of how I express myself because we musn’t paint the institution in a bad light. But it seems a few black sheeps have tainted the whole respectable institution.

3) Do our politicians even have a heart?
The worst is the woman politician who carries the women portfolio. Here we have someone whom we thought would know best how a bereaved mother feels. But no…the most idiotic, moronic comment comes from her mouth. She had shown the cold, heartless side of her many times. During the Kuala Dipang (is that the name of the place?) bridge tragedy, she said something hurtful (to the parents). During this tragedy, when the mother is still raw from the pain of losing her son in such horrific manner, she advocated all sorts of nonsense.

4) We failed to see the root cause.
Sure it is nice that both side of the divides can use the issue for political mileage. But ultimately, the blame lies on the ruling party. The party that has ruled for 52 years.

Yes, it is wrong for parents to have kids running around way past midnight. It is wrong that the kid is underage.

But hey, ever think why we have so many social problems? You think every mother, father and older siblings do not want to watch over their kids?

I don’t know about the boy’s family and their background. But in general, I said in general and not referring to his family, many teens have difficult families background. The parents maybe too poor so they have to work hard. Maybe the stress of living and working have cause some of the teens to be neglected. There are so many reasons.

5) Don’t try to set stupid rules when things already happened.
We live in a reactive nation. We tidak-apa about everything until some kid died. Then, everyone wants to act smart and try to come up with stupid ideas. After that, things died down and we go back to being tidak apa until the next one hits.

6) If the politicians did not pursue this, who will?
Many people have been pointing finger at Lim Kit Siang, mocking him that he is using this issue for his political mileage. But come on, in our country, if folks like YB Lim and I notice YB Khalid Samad (of PAS) did not pay special attention to this and bite on, do you think the family can get any justice? We Malaysians are all such cowards. We rarely put our head out for anything. We are so fearful of ISA eventhough we do not even know what ISA is. That’s the cause of the rot we are going through.

7) Who is telling the truth now?
I just watched the boy’s mate who was in the car with him. He is only 14 going 15 years old. He couldn’t possibly lie, when faced with so many reporters, cameras and video cameras. I have to believe him. He said his friend sprawled on his lap after being hit by a bullet that pierced through his head. The car kept going because the foot was on the accelerator. Finally, the car crashed. He got out of the car, got kicked on the head and bashed up. Yet, he managed to escape.

After reading so many mystery story books and watched so many CSI and such, it does amuse me that despite of that, he managed to escape!

So, someone is definitely lying here. And someone has to explain to me how policeman have failed to pin him down after all that? The vision I get is a bunch of fumbling, clumsy, don’t know what to do men who obviously have freaked out more than this boy whose mate died on his lap.

8 ) Where is integrity?
If I am the one who shot dead a boy, I would have gone down on my knees and apologise to the mother. It is the right thing. If I am the boss of the person, I would also go down on my knees, and apologise for my men’s action. And if I am the leader of them all, I will see that things are settled as soon as possible. How difficult is that?

A year ago, I asked a group of 13 years old kids to jot down people they see as their role models. You know what? They listed all the names of sportspersons, their teachers, leaders, friends and some politicans (LGE is definitely one of them) as well. But none comes from Barisan Nasional. Gone were the days when our ‘cita-cita saya adalah menjadi Perdana Menteri’. That says a lot about the future of our country isn’t it? Even 13 years old can see the rot.

Wake up, Malaysia. Speak up. The kids are watching us.




10 Responses to “It seems like we have the most uncaring people around us”

  1. All police vehicles should have video cams storing their daily activities like those in US. And why does the our police cars stop in front of vehicles they stop? Wouldn’t it be safer to park behind with the partner watching from behind and video rolling?

  2. It is time to change and see what change can do! They have gotten too comfortable and arrogant.

  3. That woman minister has such a big mouth that does not know when to shut up. Remember she said that the RM 100 gift to the senior from the Penang government is shameful because it is less than RM 10 a month ? If someone gives even a kg of rice, we should be thankful. Anyway, she is another of the lorong belakang politician who lost in the election and came thru as senator.

  4. When the chief of police think that its even an option for him to pull his men from the streets, what is so surprising about screw-up ground troops? Look through every single one of our key institutions and its all screwed up thanks to Mahathir. There was good reason a good nature wonderful person like Tunku Abdul Rahman would not forgive Mahathir. The death of the child, kugan, etc are on the hands of Mahathir. And we especially our own friends and parents, family made it possible for him to do it.

  5. ya, so angry, so sad, so insecure living here, yet there’s nothing we can do other than wait for another election time… sien…

  6. This case hurts me to the core, and it hurts even more after reading news and details each day. I’ve been waiting for an apology, something that may comfort the mother a bit. Is it that hard to just admit that in that situation, one had misjudged?
    Yes, I tend to believe that boy also. And at the same time the CPO said it it unethical for lawyers to have the boy to talk at the press conference. He also mantained that the car was reserved that prompted the police to shoot the tyre (which ended up in Aminul’s head?). Can’t get over that, really. Remember the boy said he made the police report as he could not take it after being labelled as criminal. And I was lost for words after reading about that woman politician has said.

  7. first and foremost, the pdrm should convey their apologies for the shooting to the bereaved family, regardless whether the kid was at fault or not.

    second, the family, instead of keeping pointing fingers, should explain why the kid was behind wheel without license past midnight.

    third, stop pointing fingers at anyone now until the special enquiry has completed its job and report.

  8. All I want to know is how in the world can a 15yr old kid escape fr 4 policemen?Jeez…

  9. Lilian.

    I also cannot understand how the boy escape. I remember at a age of 15. I also am frigten to lie infront of aunties and uncle and parents. What more this guys is infront of camera, journolist. Though being helped by nation best lawyer, you need more than 48hours to come out with a very good lie and put an act to in. For god’s sake the boy is only 15year old…????

  10. The story is that the boy told them that his father was a cop – shout out his name and station etc – so they let him get away