KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 — Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Ismail Omar refused today to apologise to Aminulrasyid Amzah’s family, despite a court finding a policeman guilty of the death of the teenager.
“We act based on the provisions of the law. I cannot allow myself to be emotional about a case. We are a professional entity. We act according to the country’s system, and I think there is empathy and our actions show that we sympathise. It’s not that we don’t. A life was lost.
“But I’m part of a professional body so I act in accordance with the law,” he told reporters after the launch of the police’s Twitter account here at the KL Police College.
Police corporal Jenain Subi, who fired the fatal shots which killed student Aminulrasyid, 14, in April last year, was sentenced last week to five years’ jail.
Jenain, 49, had been charged with culpable homicide not amounting to murder for the death of Aminurasyid at Jalan Tarian 11/2 between 1.10am and 2am on April 26, last year.
The teenager was initially described as a robber and a criminal by the police.
Aminulrasyid died instantly that April 26 morning.
His best friend survived the shooting and was the star prosecution witness in the trial of Jenain, a police patrolman.