Deputy IGP hits out at ‘inhumane’ Seberang Jaya lawmaker for cop shooting remark

Dr Afif Bahardin

(Bernama) – Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin today lashed out at the state assemblyman for Seberang Jaya, Dr Afif Bahardin, for his statement on the death of Corporal Raja Aizam Raja Mohd, who was killed in the line of duty, and described the lawmaker as being inhumane.

Dr Afif, had posted a statement in social media that “criminal killing a policeman is not surprising, but when the police who are supposed to uphold the law kill a detainee, that’s a problem…”

“Such a statement should not have been made by an elected representative. He is not fit to be an elected representative,” Mohd Bakri said at a media conference after the official opening of the Tabuan Jaya Police Station, in Kuching today.

Mohd Bakri said that by raising up such issues, it appeared as though the services provided by policemen were not appreciated.

Dr Afif’s had commented on the death of Corporal Raja Aizam, 54, and the injury sustained by his colleague from a patrol car unit following an attack by two men, believed to be Indonesian nationals, in an incident at Taman Sentosa, Klang, early Tuesday morning.