SHAH ALAM, Feb 25 — The High Court advised today the family of Aminulrasyid Amzah to try and settle their civil claims over the fatal shooting of the teenaged boy with the federal government out of court.
Lawyers for the family, Michelle Yesudas and N. Surendran, told reporters that judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim urged their clients, mother Norsiah Mohammad and sister Nor Azura, to talk over their dispute with the police and the government first instead of pushing for a court ruling.
“We had tabled out settlement on January 13 and it is still ongoing,” Michelle said.
She said the judge fixed hearing for March 9 if a settlement not be reached.
Aminulrasyid, 14, was shot dead by police on April 26, 2010 in the Selangor capital city after being caught in a midnight joyride with a friend.
On November 26 two years ago, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court’s decision to acquit and discharge Corporal Jenain Subi, the policeman who had opened fire towards Aminulrasyid, on a charge of causing the death of the 14-year-old schoolboy.
A three-member panel chaired by Justice Datuk Balia Yusof Wahi unanimously dismissed the prosecution’s appeal against the High Court decision to set Jenain free.
Balia said the High Court was not erroneous in its finding with regard to the issue of Jenain’s intention to cause the death of the boy.
The High Court, in acquitting the officer in 2012, had ruled that he did not have the intention to cause Aminulrasyid’s death but had shot at the car driven by the teenager with the intention to immobilise the vehicle.
Jenain was initially found guilty and sentenced to five years’ jail by the Sessions Court in 2011 for causing Aminulrasyid’s death during a car chase in the Shah Alam suburbs.
During the trial, the Sessions Court was told that two live bullets and 17 spent shells were found at the housing area in Section 11 here where teenager Aminulrasyid was shot to death in an early morning car chase.
The form three schoolboy died in the early hours of April 26 in 2010, believed to be between 1.10am and 2am.
He had been driving a white Proton Iswara with his best friend and neighbour, 15-year-old Muhammad Azamuddin Omar in the front passenger seat. Their car had crashed into the curb at Jalan Tarian 11/2, Section 11.