7 posts

What is the status of the investigation into the murder of Royal Malaysian Customs Deputy Director General II Datuk Shaharuddin Ibrahim one year after his shooting?

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 9th of May, 2014

On April 26th, 2013, amidst the 13th General Election’s campaign, Royal Malaysian Customs Deputy Director General II Datuk Shaharuddin Ibrahim was shot to death while on his way to work in Putrajaya.[1] At that time, the Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Ismail Omar, was reported to have said “We cannot accept it when an enforcement officer becomes the victim. It is as though the culprits are challenging the authorities.” However, more than one year later, there has been no update in the investigation of his murder.

Last year, the son of Shaharuddin, said that he suspected his father’s murder was in connection with his investigation into a Langkawi based car smuggling syndicate. In August 2013, Mohd Akhtar Shaharuddin expressed his disappointed that 4 months after his father’s murder, the police had not made any progress in their investigation.[2] Mohd Akhtar has indicated that as of the end of April, he has not received any calls from the police to inform him of the latest status of their investigation.

Continue reading

Gross miscarriage of justice by the police in Lojing, Kelantan where 3 Temiar Orang Asli were arrested and charged for rioting while in fact they were the victims of a violent assault

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 12th of March, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur

On the 26 Feb 2014, a group of six Temiar Orang Asli from Kampung Tahu in Lojing, Kelantan were attacked by a group of about between 40 to 100 Myanmarese migrant workers as they were heading for a village meeting. Two were severely injured, requiring hospitalization and 7 (Itam bin Ajang) and 15 (Rahman bin Uda) stitches respectively. Another (Anes bin Akai) had his motorcycle intentionally damaged by a bulldozer after he abandoned it and fled.[1]

On the 27 Feb 2014, the victims made reports at the Gua Musang District police station, they were told to try and settle the matter with the employer of the migrant workers, by the police.  They were asked to accept RM500 compensation from the employer of those Myanmarese workers – Allgreen Agritech Sdn Bhd – and owner of the project that has encroached on their customary land.[2] The police also tried to get the Temiars to say that the injuries were caused after they fell from the motorcycle; and that they were drunk at the time.

Continue reading

Police questioning me is another sign that the new Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, is determined to intimidate Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives and anti-BN Political Activists

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, in Kuala Lumpur on the 24th of May, 2013

I was questioned by the police in my office in Seri Kembangan on Tuesday, 21st of May, 2013 over a report published in the Star Newspaper on Monday, 20th of May 2013, with the headlines “Take action against Kian Ming, voter told.”[1] I had earlier, on Sunday, 12th of May, in a press conference involving the Chinese press, asked that the Election Commission investigate the case of Chua Lai Fatt on whether he had been wrongly issued a Malaysian IC.[2] I made this request because Chua Lai Fatt was categorized as a Chinese voter but his appearance, as shown by his IC, did not indicate that he was of Chinese descent. When I found out that Mr. Chua was adopted by Chinese family as a baby in the Klang area, I issued a written apology to Mr Chua and his family.[3]

Continue reading