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Nobody can slip away, according to Nazri

Negligence charge ‘legal’ 

KUALA KANGSAR: The possibility of the police charging the parents of murder victim Nurin Jazlin Jazimin for alleged negligence is in accordance with provisions in the Child Protection Act 2001.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said: “Law is law …we need to take action, nobody can slip away.” …

– quoted from an article published in NST on 24th September 2007 (link)

Well sir if your goal was to instill fear in the hearts of parents everywhere, then statements like this sure help a lot. Its bad enough needing to worry about murderers, rapists, molestors or a child wandering off and getting lost. Now parents have to worry about the police persecuting them too? This family has already had to suffer a lot, even more so due to the extra attention by the media.

If Nurin’s parent are charged, what would the extreme side-effect be? Next time a parent loses their child, they will think twice about reporting it to the police – instead they form their own posse to go find the kid on their own. Forming a posse is a good idea actually, but without help by the police – will vigilante justice result? All this talk about charging the parents with the crime of negligence helps to increase the public’s distrust of police. The fact is the police screwed up. But unfortunately in our country they do not serve the people. They serve the government. Right now the government needs a good distracting story to dominate our papers due to the release of the V K Lingam video.

I’m hoping this issue dies down, the parents are not charged and there is no more mention of Nurin in the media by next week (unless there is a break in the case of course). Once again I implore parents out there to keep an eye on their children and if anything were to happen, do not rely 100% on the police, take your own measures to keep your kids safe.

P.S. Its great that Nazri made a statement like that, I wonder what he will say as the V K Lingam video drama develops?

Written by ak57

September 25, 2007 at 4:27 am

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