Nazri's son: CCTV proves police cover-up of assault, IGP must g'tee independent probe
I refer to a media report today that CCTV footage shows Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz's son Nedim had struck a security supervisor in an incident on 20 March 2012 at a condominium in Kuala Lumpur.
On March 24 Brickfields district police chief Wan Abdul Bari had rushed to publicly clear Minister Nazri's son of any involvement in the assault. From the CCTV footage, it is clear now that the police may have tried to cover-up this case which involves a senior Umno Minister's son.
The police must now explain why they had issued a statement absolving the Minister's son although the CCTV footage had implicated him.
Once again, the police leadership have proven that they are prepared to disregard the law and abuse their powers in order to protect and defend Umno-BN and it's leaders.
This incident has also raised fresh and disturbing questions about the tragic killing of Darren Kang in 2004 in which Nazri's son was also alleged to have been involved. Five Thai nationals were sent to prison in 2006 for Darren Kang's murder.
Minor offense of affray?
We call upon the police to explain why this case was classified as the minor offense of affray under s.160 Penal Code, when in fact the security supervisor had clearly stated in his police report that he had been assaulted and force had been used upon him. The CCTV footage now backs up his allegations.
We call upon the police to re-classify this case as assault, use of criminal force and causing of hurt under Penal Code sections 321, 350 and 351.We call upon the Inspector General of Police to immediately transfer this assault case from Brickfields police district headquarters to an independent investigation team.
Abuse of power
We further ask that an investigation be launched against Brickfields police district chief OCPD Wan Abdul Bari for abuse of power and failure to carry out a fair and impartial investigation.
We call upon the Home Minister and the IGP to publicly guarantee to the rakyat that the police force will act fairly and impartially in all cases, including those involving wrongdoing by UMNO-BN leaders or their family members.
N SURENDRAN IS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF PARTI KEADILAN RAKYAT