Suaram says it is not shocked to find out that almost 300 people have been killed by the police since 2007. It calls on the government to put a stop to such fatal shootings.
The human rights NGO was responding to a FMT article yesterday which quoted a parliamentary answer by Home Minister Hishammuddin Hussein which said that 298 have been killed by the police since 2007.
“Suaram was not shocked to see the figures as the numbers clearly reflect the common unofficial Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the force in Malaysia which is to ‘shoot to kill’,” said Suaram’s Right to Justice coordinator R Thevarajan in a statement.
“The question is, was there anyone accountable for these atrocities done by the police force in this country?” he asked.
Thevarajan noted that while some policemen were charged, many others were not.