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19/11/2015

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Gerakan Deputy Youth Chief Andy Yong Kim Seng has chastise the police for abusing their power in the detaining of taxi driver Hanizan Mohamed Radzi on 10 October 2015 over the kidnapping of a child. He was later released by the police and exonerated one week later.

However, Andy Yong who is also a lawyer claimed that the saga has caused much embarrassment to Hanizan and his family and ironically he was awarded the Special Category Award by the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) yesterday.

“I have dealt with a number of clients where they were initially detained by the police only to be later discharged and released. Some of my clients are actually being requested to present themselves at the police station to assists in an investigation but was later arrested.”

Andy added that sometimes there is no clause in the police diary to justify an arrest as the remand order is supposed to be granted by the Magistrate.

“I believe that such blatant abuse happened in many cases in the country previously where certain culprits resulted to bribery in order to be released especially if they have committed only minor and bailable offences.”

Andy further stated that while he understood such measures being undertaken by the police if it involves serious offences or even terrorism, but in reality ordinary Malaysians who committed minor offences can be abused by the police for threat by being locked up or detained. This puts these individuals at the mercy and whims of the police.

“I strongly advice all Malaysians to know their rights if they have been arrested unlawfully and consider initiating legal action if false imprisonment is involved. As for the police, I hope that they are aware that under the rule of law, evidence and grounds to justify an arrest of a suspect is provided prior to the action taken.”

民青团抨击警方滥用权力

杨锦成:须给予无辜者公正判决和赔

杨锦成律师

2015年11月19日

针对警方于2015年10月10日在加影掳童案中滥用权力,拘留德士司机哈尼占,并随后释放该司机和宣布其无罪一事,民青团署理团长杨锦成大表抨击。

 

同时也是律师的杨锦成指出,该事件对哈尼占及其家人造成了很大的困扰,更讽刺的是昨日陆路公共交通委员会还颁发了特别奖予哈尼占。

“我有很多客户最初遭警方拘留,但随后也被释放和宣布无罪,也有一些客户实际上被要求到警局协助调查,但随后却遭逮捕。”

杨锦成表示,往往很多时候,警察办案日记中没有任何条款让他们对逮捕作出辩解,因为只有逮捕令都是由法庭所发出。

“我认为过去国内发生了很多公然警方滥权事件,某些罪犯通过行贿以便获得释放,尤其是当他们只犯下轻微和可保释的罪行。”

杨锦成表示,若涉及严重的罪行或恐怖活动,他理解警方采取这样的措施,但事实上警方很可能会滥权,威胁羁押或拘留犯下轻微罪行的国民,这使得他们任由警方摆布。

“我呼吁国民必须清楚了解自身的权利,如果他们被非法逮捕和非法监禁,可以考虑采取法律行动。同时,按照法律,我也希望警方知道在采取行动逮捕嫌疑犯前,必须要有证据和理由。”

 

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