Lawyer: Court rules cops’ fatal shooting of schoolboy Aminulrasyid unjustified, illegal

Source: The Malay Mail Online

File picture showing Aminulrasyid Amzah’s sister Nor Azura Amzah and mother Norsiah Mohamad. — Picture by Ida Lim for the MMO.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 2 — The family of the late Aminulrasyid Amzah scored another court victory today when judges decided that his 2010 fatal shooting by police is unjustified and illegal.

Lawyer Latheefa Koya said the Court of Appeal today unanimously upheld the High Court’s previous ruling that was in favour of Aminulrasyid’s family.

“Court found against the government, that there was no justification for the shooting of Aminulrasyid and hence it was unlawful.

“Court also held Corp Jenain Subi was the person who fired the fatal shots. Court rejected government’s claim that Aminul was guilty of contributory negligence,” she told Malay Mail Online when contacted today. Read more

Malaysia needs laws to protect rights of elderly

Source: The Star2

Malaysians observe their filial duty to care for their elderly but incentives must be given to help ease this burden. Photo:

Every night, 73-year-old M. Raja loiters around the streets of Kuala Lumpur waiting for food deliveries by Good Samaritans who feed the homeless. Raja lives with his son and daughter-in-law in the city but laments that he is alone and hungry all day while they are at work.

“They leave me some buns at home but they come home very late and I get hungry. I come down to the streets because I have friends here and I can get some nice food from kind people,” says Raja, who used to do odd-jobs until five years ago when he suffered a stroke that left him unsteady.

Raja moved from his hometown in Parit Buntar to live with his son after his wife passed away a year ago. His story of isolation and loneliness is a common one among the elderly, particularly in urban populations. Read more