Hornbill Unleashed

July 30, 2009

Police and your basic rights

Filed under: Politics — Hornbill Unleashed @ 12:01 AM
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By Sim Kwang Yang

PDRM arrestWhen you are stopped by a policeman by the roadside, or called in for questioning, or arrested for some alleged crimes, do you know all the basic rights?  Or are you so scared you just let him do what he wants to do with you?

Remember that time when Wong Chin Fatt was detained at the brickfields police station for wearing black T shirt or some silly charge like that?  About 20 people went to the police station and held a candle light vigil to give him moral support outside the fencing.

The policemen in the station got excited and rushed out to arrest them.  Five lawyers went to the police station to offer their legal counsel and they too were arrested. (more…)

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