Thursday, October 28, 2010

Murdered by Law Enforcers

“Conscience is a judge having spiritual quality that differentiates between right and wrong. Common sense and conscience are given to everyone but their use is not common. People even do not use commonsense and conscience; hence they are strayed from the right path. Conscience is like inspiration. When a man does something wrong, deep in his heart he feels guilty. When a man does some good he feels a queer sense of pleasure and satisfaction”
~ “
Islamic Concept of Conscience” by Professor Maqsood Jafri

On Tuesday, Mak called me in the office. She told me my youngest brother’s case has been postponed, again. To that news, she rejoiced because Adik would be able to join us for Ayah’s all things-grilled-and-steamed birthday-do this Saturday. Not that I wasn’t aware about Adik’s court proceeding that day but I never thought Mak would think that far i.e. Adik could be sentenced to a 2-year jail and he won’t be around to celebrate Ayah’s birthday. She couldn’t thank God enough for his blessings on Adik (Mak and Ayah fasted for days and woke up for prayers at night prior to Adik’s court proceeding – our parents will forever worry for us and how sad that some of us have the heart to belittle their sacred roles). Oh, please forgive me. I wrote about Adik’s case in my “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”.

His wrongful lock-up incident opened up my eyes the perils our Men in Blue could inflict to us, common people, out of the blue. I got myself familiar with Red Book and decided to distribute it to those people in Puduraya (I know you have been reading a lot of nasty stories about ‘Ulat’ in Puduraya but trust me, they are far from truth).

However, after a Google chat with Art Harun (whether it’s alright for me to do, etc. – surprisingly, he told me I could get myself jailed – Truly Malaysia Boleh!), I went instead to print copies of it and asked Adik to distribute. If not for Art’s legal and friendly advice, I could be detained by them – just like what happened to 4 Bar Council Legal Aid Volunteers early this month. Thank you Art.

Reading Nat’s “Arrested and beaten for testifying against cops?” this afternoon, I shudder at the very fact that I, too, could be in Cik Ganga Gowri’s shoes now. For Adik’s brush with Men in Blue, I feel for her anguish. Now, I’m just lost for words.

Don’t you feel for families of Adik A. Kugan, Adik BH Teoh, Adik Aminulrasyid and Adik Gunasegaran? In a collective way, we are responsible for the untimely death because we have allowed the Government of the Day to lose their conscience for far too long now but continue voting them.

This has got to stop!

“Unity is strength. When the sand grains unite they become a vast desert. When the sea drops unite they become a boundless ocean. The conglomeration of stars in the firmament of sky soothes our eyes. The seven colors emerge in the shape of a bewitching rainbow. The unity of people makes an invincible strong nation”
Professor Maqsood Jafri


joshua wong said...

Hi Fi-sha

It's sad to reminded of the injustice that happened to your beloved Adik. And to all our brothers and sisters in this land.

Reading Nat's piece and the link to the young man suffering makes my heart ache. And it makes me very angry again that i still read this all the time. Angrier still that people could adopt a "tidak-apa" attitude towards them.

Will post this and distribute the Red Book for all the people i know (or don't). Thanks for reminding me that this evil still exists here. The day that it ceased to exist is the day that i shall looked forward to with a joyful heart.

You have a good weekend. And i will pray for your Adik too. May his case be settled soon.

Fi-sha said...

Dear Joshua

Thank you for your prayers.

I was told by my Adik that his case was supposed to be closed that day but after a long wait, the court decided to postpone. It was a total waste of time and resources, not to mention having to bear more legal fees as the case prolongs.

Ton Benn in 'Sicko' said that "[I] think there are two ways in which people are controlled. First of all, frighten people and secondly, demoralize them". How so true!

And thanks Joshua for raising awareness on our rights under Red Book. I told my Adik, the Govt could charge us with anything but they can do so if they follow the procedures.

Good habit staves off injustice!