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