Aminulrasyid Amzah

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Aminulrasyid Amzah (circa. August 1995 – 26 April 2010) was a 14-year-old Malaysian student from Shah Alam, Selangor who was shot dead by Royal Malaysian Police officers while fleeing from the police in a car sometime between 1.10am and 2am. [1] The shooting made national headlines, and subsequent public outcry led to the Home Ministry establishing a special panel led by Deputy Home Minister Abu Seman Yusop to investigate.[2] Aminulrasyid's death became a political issue, with both the federal governing coalition Barisan Nasional and the Selangor governing coalition Pakatan Rakyat offering assistance to his family. Opposition leader Karpal Singh was later appointed counsel for Aminulrasyid's family. A number of Pakatan Rakyat politicians also asked the Inspector-General of Police to resign as a result of the shooting.[3][4][5][6]

Despite evidence showing that boy was shot at 21 times, his killer police corporal Jenain Subi was acquitted by the Malaysian High Court, thus showing biasness and unfair judgement towards the family.[7][8] The Malaysian police have so far refused to apologise to Aminulrasyid's family,[9] with the exception of corporal Jenain after his acquittal.[10]

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  1. ^ Friend recounts eventful night out with Aminulrasyid.
  2. ^ Lee, Regina (2010-05-05). "Panel makes late-night visit to scene of teen shooting". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  3. ^ Kamal, Shazwan Mustafa (2010-05-05). "With young boy's death, Pakatan seen pushing multiracial platform". The Malaysian Insider. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Cop's trial in Aminul shooting case on Oct 12". thestar.com.my. The Star Online. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Investigation papers on Amunlrasydi's death submitted to DPP for court action". mysinchew.com. My Sinchew. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  6. ^ "Friend recounts eventful night out with Aminulrasyid". thestar.com.my. The Star nline. May 4, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  7. ^ Amin Iskandar (December 5, 2012). "Aminulrasyid's family protest 'unfair' court decision". The Malaysian Insider. 
  8. ^ Bernama (December 5, 2012). "Cpl Jenain acquitted on culpable homicide charge". Malaysiakini. 
  9. ^ Melissa Chi (September 21, 2011). "Top cop says no apology to Aminulrasyid kin". The Malaysian Insider. 
  10. ^ Bernama (December 5, 2012). "Corporal apologises to Aminulrasyid's family". Malaysiakini.