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crackdown on gambling
condemns Israeli violence
urge precautions against HFM disease
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|Police crackdown on gambling
The Royal Malaysian Police is mounting a campaign to crackdown on
gambling, following recent reports of police officers playing Russian roulette
with a robbery suspect during interrogation.
An AFP report said that one bullet was placed in the chamber
of a police revolver and a team of police officers took turns firing at
the detainee's head. The lucky winner was policeman number three, who managed
to shoot the detainee in the right eye.
A police spokesman who refused to be named said that police
abhorred all forms of gambling and the incident severely tarnished the
image of the police. "Games of chance are sinful. There is now a standing
instruction that any policeman wishing to terrorize suspects with revolvers
can only do so with fully-loaded firearms."
De Niro film that inspires our police
The spokesman added that the officer who shot the detainee
will be charged with negligence. "The suspect was shot in the eye.
What the officer did was unforgivable – he missed. An inch or two higher
and he would have successfully blown his brains away. Such bad marksmanship
will not be tolerated in the Royal Malaysian Police."
The officer in question regretted his act, saying that
he had been excited watching the Russian roulette scene from the film 'Deerhunter'
the previous evening. The police spokesman in the meantime apologized for
any accidental shootings/maimings/torture/beatings of suspects/pregnant
women/Chinese doctors/ mental patients/immigrant workers/bystanders/ deputy
Prime Ministers that may have occurred in the past.
Malaysia condemns Israeli violence against civilians
Learning from others:
Israeli helicopter dispersing
|Malaysia last month tabled a resolution in the UN strongly
condemning the excessive violence of the Tel Aviv regime against civilian
populations in the West Bank. A spokesman for the Malaysian government
who refused to be named said that the government was especially appalled
at the barbaric, cruel use of helicopter gunships to shoot at thousands
of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators.
Meanwhile, Malaysian police introduced a new innovation
this month when, for the first time, they used helicopters to shoot tear
gas at thousands of unarmed Reformasi demonstrators on the Kesas highway
on November 5th.