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

Six years on, family of slain Shah Alam schoolboy wins RM400,000 govt compensation

Source: The Malay Mail Online

Aminulrasyid-signpost_170_135_100SHAH ALAM, March 24 — The family of Aminulrasyid Amzah, the 14-year-old killed by a patrolling police officer during a midnight joyride through the suburban streets of Shah Alam six years ago, won today their protracted court battle for damages against the government.

High Court Judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim in his ruling favouring the family said the then officer Jenain Subi had gone against the Inspector-General’s Standing Orders (IGSO) when he opened fire during the incident.

“The defendant’s action was careless, excessive and it went against the IGSO,” Ahmad Zaidi said in his court here.

He then ordered Jenain and other defendants to pay RM150,000 for damages caused by pain and suffering, another RM150,000 for aggravated damages.

The judge also ordered Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, who was the Selangor police chief the time, to pay RM100,000 for public misfeasance. Read more