Gobind Singh Deo (DAP-Puchong) today slammed Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, describing him a as 'a coward' for lack of police action against cops involved in a death in custody cases.
The lawmaker cited the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission's findings that police were responsible for the death of Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamad Nor in a Johor police lock-up last year.
"I want to ask the IGP, you call people cowards but what action has been taken on this case which happened in a police station?
"Why has there been no action? Does the IGP dare to speak to victim's family? Has he even contacted them?
"Shame on the IGP, you yourself are a coward," Gobind told the Dewan Rakyat today while debating the home ministry's 2016 budget allocation.
Gobind was mocking the Khalid for calling Charles Morais a coward for fleeing the country after making an explosive statutory declaration implicating high-profile individuals.
Earlier this month the IGP vowed that the cops involved in Syed Mohd Azlan's death would not be protected and that an internal probe would be carried out and forwarded to the attorney-general's chambers for further action.
The EAIC in its investigations found Syed Mohd Azlan Syed Mohamed Nur, 25, was 'murdered' by police personnel who beat him up in the police station lock-up in Sungai Rengit, Johor on Nov 3, 2014.
The EAIC also found evidence that police personnel cleaned the scene of evidence of the beatings before the medical officers arrived to check on Syed Mohd Azlan.
[More to follow]-Mkini