Thursday, October 02, 2008

Depressed Malaysian Policeman Detained After Firing 58 Shots

A Malaysian policeman, who is believed to suffer from depression, was detained after he fired 58 shots into the air, a news report said Thursday. The 22-year-old officer fired the shots near a cemetery early Wednesday, said Abdul Razak Hassan, district police chief of central Pahang state.

"No injury was reported as it is a remote area," he told the official Bernama news agency.

Abdul Razak said the officer, who has been in the force for three years, had taken home his pistol after his shift, which was against regulations.

He said the suspect has been detained to facilitate further investigations.

***** There are mentally disturbed people in every profession but the danger they pose, especially if they come from the ranks of the police or the army, cannot be overemphasised. Needless to say the pressure that the cops face on a daily basis is daunting and more attention should be given to their emotional wellbeing and welfare. However a situation where shots have been fired must and I'm sure will be taken very seriously by the authorities. Unlike that mentally unstable teacher who preached racism in a school in Selangor and was surprisingly rewarded with a transfer to a smart school nearer her home, the police don't have that luxury.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those 58 shots would had come very handy in dealing with the terrorists. Send him to Afghanistan where he can put his pistol skills into good use against Osama and his thieves

10:49 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chow kit road 1986?

what the hell is Bernama trying to do? the image of the force already battered. what with this report! will someone please lodge police reports.

12:30 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous myrehhhh said...

wow, is it normal for a cop to have over 50 bullets for a pistol?

9:20 AM GMT+8  
Blogger kittykat46 said...

58 Shots !
Not sure what type of firearm he was using - a normal service revolver holds 6 bullets, most pistols hold 9 shots.

So this man must have reloaded 7 - 10 times.
Also, I wonder how many bullets a policeman is allowed to check out each time. 58 shots sounds a lot.

Definitely a deliberate action.

9:46 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This interesting article mentioned that the policeman also had 2 M15 rifles and lots of bullets = http://www.perisik-rakyat.com/2008/10/bongkar-fakta-sebenar-disebalik-insiden.html

10:50 PM GMT+8  

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