Police welcome Suhakam probe


By Teoh El Sen, FMT

SUBANG: The police have welcomed Suhakam’s decision to hold an open inquiry into allegations of excessive force used during last Saturday’s Bersih 2.0 rally.

“We will cooperate fully with Suhakam wherever the law requires us to,” Deputy Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar told FMT in an text message yesterday.

Yesterday, Suhakam vice-chairman Prof Dr Khaw Lake Tee said the commission decided to hold an inquiry based on complaints of police brutality during the July 9 rally following two memorandums urging for an independent probe sent by PAS Youth, Suaram and Bersih 2.0.

“At the moment, the commission is in the midst of setting up the panel of inquiry and its terms of reference. Further details will be announced in two weeks,” read a statement by Suhakam yesterday.

The public has also been called to come forward as witnesses or to provide information or evidence to Suhakam.