12 September, 2007

Pak Lah calls it desperate tactics but are live bullets a desperate measure?

The recent clash of opposition party members and law enforcers in Kuala Terengganu are claimed to be premeditated. The PM also claims that it is a desperate attempt to gain sympathy from the people.

Perhaps it is. Then again it may not be. Being shot with live bullets in any sane mind is not worth to the risk any day given in someone's life. The big question here lies in why does the popo have to carry guns with live ammo for crowd control?

Rubber bullets wont kill but it sure will hurt as hell. Under what circumstances that popos will be given rubber bullets for operations? Is there a regulation that governs what kind of ammo that can be used in civilian clashes?

I say human rights activist in the country can fight for this one. Make the government make regulations so that the popo could not carry live ammunitions during civilian gatheringsin public areas.

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