Aminulrasyid’s family awarded RM400k in damages


SHAH ALAM: The High Court on Thursday awarded the family of Aminulrasyid Amzah, gunned down by the police in 2010, more than RM400,000 in damages.

High Court judge Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim found that the plaintiffs had proven their claim against the defendants.

In making the ruling, Ahmad Zaidi said that it had been ascertained that Corporal Jenain Sibu had wrongfully fired shots at Aminulrasyid, who was then 15, during the incident in April 2010.

The victim’s family had in April 2013 filed a suit alleging negligence, assault and battery in the teenager’s death.

They named Jenain, the Shah Alam district police chief, former Selangor police chief Khalid Abu Bakar (now the Inspector-General of Police), the then Inspector-General of Police and the government as defendants.

Aminulrasyid’s mother Norsiah Mohamed, 66, said she was grateful for the ruling, as it had absolved her late son and the family of blame.

She expressed the hope that the matter would be put to rest.

The family was awarded RM150,000 in aggravated and exemplary damages, RM150,000 for their pain and suffering, RM100,000 for public misfeasance, RM50,000 in costs and RM10,000 for funeral and bereavement expenses.

Jenain was sentenced to five years jail in 2011 for causing the death of Aminulrasyid.

He was released and acquitted from the charges by the High Court in December 2013. His acquittal was upheld by the Court of Appeal.

Aminulrasyid was shot dead by the police after he, out with a friend for supper, fled when a police patrol car tried to flag him down.