Who is likely to tell the truth on the arrest of Ronnie Liu (an exco member of Selangor state government) the police or a bystander who witness the incident?
According to this Malaysiakini news quoting a bystander who witnessed the arrest said:
I am a bystander, but looking at the actions of the police force, I feel very disgusted. The way they act is by following double standards.
The Police immediately denied the allegations that Ronnie Liu was roughed up during his arrest at the lobby of the state secretariat on Wednesday. Quoted from New Straits Times:
Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the state executive council member was not handcuffed when he was detained and taken to the Bandar Puchong Jaya police station.
However, he said police had to restrain those being arrested, regardless of who they were, and that this was allowed under the law.
“I deny all allegations that Liu was treated roughly as we have to restrain those whom we arrest.”
Khalid said the law did not discriminate in its treatment of persons being detained and that the process was the same for everyone.
“No one gets special treatment,” he said after attending an award presentation ceremony in conjunction with the state government’s quality month at Dewan Jubli Perak.
Well, while I agree that ‘no one get special treatment’ but Ronnie is a respectable politician. He deserved to be treated respectfully. Instead of sending 8 policemen to arrest him – the Home Ministry should have sent them to Bintulu where crime is on the rise.