Cops to question Ramasamy for criticising police over Batu Arang shooting

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy.

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has been summoned by Bukit Aman over an opinion piece critical of the police.

He said he would be questioned next week over an article on Sept 16 titled “New government but the same old police force”.

The article, published by FMT and Malaysiakini, questioned the police for gunning down three men including a Sri Lankan in Batu Arang, Selangor, last month.

“The police under the changed political circumstances must wake up to the idea that the repetition of the old narrative, ‘there was chase, the robbers shot at the police and the police returned fire resulting in their deaths’, is not acceptable,” Ramasamy wrote.

In the Sept 14 shooting, police said they were forced to open fire on a car carrying three men – Sri Lankan national Janarthanan Vijayaratnam, his brother-in-law Thavaselvan and Maghendran Santhirasegaran – after a 7km chase from Bandar Country Homes in Rawang.