Lim Lip Eng

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Lim Lip Eng

'Let brutality victims do balai to balai search as well'

Posted: 13 May 2012 03:52 AM PDT

Source: Leven Woon, 12/5/2012)
A DAP leader is challenging the police to allow alleged victims of police brutality in Bersih 3.0 rally to conduct a station-to-station search for their attackers if the authorities claim to be fair in their investigations.
DAP Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng was commenting on a police ultimatum to 141 individuals allegedly involved in violence during the mammoth Bersih rally to turn themselves in within a week or face a house-to-house search.
"If this is the case, then the police should also allow victims of police (brutality) to conduct a balai-to-balai search, especially the woman from Serdang who said she recognises all the police officers who had punched her," he said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur today.
Earlier, Hindraf leader and Selangor DAP committee member V Ganabatirau, who is on the wanted list, told reporters that he did not breach the police barricades and was far from the scene when the commotion began.
Fishing for info on Indraf 2.0? He claimed the police was intending to get information about his upcoming Hindraf-inspired rally, dubbed Indraf 2.0, instead of nailing him for violence-related charges.
Ganabatirau was arrested in 2007 soon after the Hindraf rally in Kuala Lumpur and detained under the draconian Internal Security Act for 18 months.
Lim said the wanted individuals should reserve their legal rights to sue the police for defamation or harassment if they turned out to be innocent.
"The police should have investigated before releasing their pictures. Based on the reports over the past few days, it is clear that they did not even investigate," he said. He pointed out that four photographs in the list involve the same person. "The total suspects should be 138, not 141," he said.

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