Despite of the preparation for final exam and internship program, I was called to write on this particular issue involving police officers and how they use their gun.
hmm.. first, it was Arwah Aminulrasyid (more: Khalid Samad & Art-Harun) and now Mohd Azizi Aziz. (more: TheStar)
The two cases were quite similar. Both cases involved teenagers and both happened on the road. One with a car and the other with a motorcycle. The different is Mohd Azizi was very fortunate to live on to tell the tale while Arwah Aminulrasyid had to keep his tale hidden.
But, the question here is.. Again? I mean, right after such a havoc created by Arwah Aminurasyid case which was shot dead by a policeman? Don't police officers take home some lessons learnt?
This is Malaysia we are living in. Not a country where you can simply use your gun to shoot anyone who seems suspicious and "suspected" to cause harm to the public. Is there actually a necessity to shoot someone who is only a suspect? again, only a suspect...
The Home Ministry and the police department came out with an official "cover up" statement regarding this matter and did openly apologize to the victim's family. Yet, we are talking about lost of lives here. We can simply say it was a mistake or it was an accident. But, what if it is one of our family members or maybe ourself? Nauzubillah ..
Can mistake be a solid reason then?
Everybody should learn something. Government, Police, You and Me. Laws pertaining to firearms should be given serious attention and be tighten.
Please, no more shooting unnecessarily Mr.Policeman.