IGP refuses to apologise to Aminulrasyid’s family

Khalid said he will not entertain demands that he resign to take responsibility for the case in which a civil court yesterday ordered the police and the federal government pay RM414,800 to the schoolboy’s family. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Khalid said he will not entertain demands that he resign to take responsibility for the case in which a civil court yesterday ordered the police and the federal government pay RM414,800 to the schoolboy’s family. ― Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

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KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said he will not apologise to the family of Aminulrasyid Amzah, who was shot dead by police in 2010, despite being found guilty of misfeasance over the incident.

Speaking during the celebrations for the 209th Police Day, Khalid also said he will not entertain demands that he resign to take responsibility for the case in which a civil court yesterday ordered the police and the federal government pay RM414,800 to the schoolboy’s family.

"Why should I apologise? I will not apologise," he told reporters here.

"Everyone wants me to resign. But they are not my boss.”

Lawmakers including Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng have urged Khalid to apologise for the public statement that led to the court finding him guilty of public misfeasance.

In a statement following the court ruling, Lawyers For Liberty also told the IGP to step down for being "irresponsible" inexecuting his duty as a senior police officer that time.

Yesterday, Shah Alam High Court judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim ruled in favour of Aminulrasyid’s family in their civil lawsuit against the police officer who fired the killing shot, the IGP and the federal government.

He pointed out that there was no proof to substantiate Khalid’s claim during a press conference after the fatal shooting that the police acted after discovering a machete in the car the 14-year-old was driving.

Khalid was Selangor police chief at the time of the shooting in Shah Alam.

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