This is the latest from Malaysiakini:
Yet another teenager has been shot at by the police but this time in a rare show of humility and compassion Negeri Sembilan’s top cop apologised for the action of the officerconcerned.
SAC1 Datuk Osman Salleh in doing so described the action as “unjustifiable considering the boy never posed any danger to the officer”.
He also said that the police officer responsible has since been suspended from his duties.
In the 3.30am incident at Seremban today, some policemen spotted about 20 Mat Rempit hanging around Kampung Ujong Pasir.
On spotting the police car, they scrambled away on their motorcycles, triggering a chase.
According to The Star online, some of the youths were taunting the policemen by swerving left and right in front of the pursuing police car.
One of the policemen then opened fire, hitting a 17-year-old boy in the hip.
However, Osman at a press conference this afternoon, stressed that those were meant to be warning shots.
He added that the boy is now in stable condition at the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital.
WHy must the police shoot in this case? It is obvious that they do not pose a threat to the police.
There must be a independent bogy overseeing the police force, and IPCMC which was recommneded by the Royal Commission on the enhancement of Police Force must be set up without delay.