SHAH ALAM, March 24 — The family of Aminulrasyid Amzah breathed a sigh of relief today after winning their civil suit against the government and the police officer who killed the 14-year-old boy in 2010.
For them, the court victory signals the end of a six-year-long nightmare shadowed by the “criminal” label the police pasted on Aminulrasyid.
“My family and I were grateful that my younger brother’s name was cleared. Insyallah, we will move on,” Aminulrasyid’s sister, Nor Azura Amzah, told reporters after the High Court ruled in the family’s favour and ordered the police and government to pay them some RM400,000 in compensation for the teen’s death.
Aminulrasyid’s mother, Norsiah Mohamad, said she was just grateful today as her son’s name was cleared after six years of legal tussle.
Aminulrasyid was shot dead by police on April 26, 2010 in the Selangor capital city in an early-morning car chase after failing to stop at a police roadblock.
In his ruling earlier, judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim said the police officer on duty Corporal Jenain Subi went against the Inspector-General’s Standing Orders (IGSO) when he opened fire during the incident.
The judge then ordered Jenain and other defendants to pay RM150,000 for damages caused by pain and suffering, another RM150,000 for aggravated damages.
The judge also ordered Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, who was the Selangor police chief the time, to pay RM100,000 for public misfeasance.
Previously, Khalid had accused the late Aminulrasyid of being a dangerous criminal.
Judge Ahmad Zaidi also ordered the defendants to pay RM50,000 for legal costs, RM10,000 for bereavement and RM4,800 for funeral.