Not Really A Good Idea

SHAH ALAM: Just saw the headline “Police, Army in Neighbourhood Patrol” in the Star online.
Sounds like a good idea isnt it? Of course it sounds good. But I sincerely hope some one in the Army had the tenacity to ensure that soldiers involved in this type of patrol have been trained extensively on the use of force, lethal or non-lethal.
Otherwise we may see a soldier and the Army, being sued for damages for causing injuries or even worse for causing the death or murder of the people they are supposed to protect. I do’nt want even want to think about allegations of abuse of power and graft!

Since even the police only received minimal training on the the use of force, lethal or otherwise, we have to be ready for the worse….

From The Star...
Published: Saturday October 15, 2011 MYT 6:22:00 PM
Updated: Saturday October 15, 2011 MYT 7:14:23 PM
Police, army in neighbourhood watch to combat crime
By M. KUMAR and DESIREE TRESA GASPER
newsdesk@thestar.com.my

PETALING JAYA: The police and Armed Forces are joining forces to wage war against crime in a joint patrol’ pilot programme at selected neighbourhoods around the country.

–Malaysian Defence

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