Monday, July 11, 2011

Questions surround Baharudin's death despite police denial


KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 11: The family of the late Baharudin Ahmad, one of the protesters at Bersih's massive rally on Saturday whose funeral was attended by Pakatan Rakyat top leaders yesterday, has disputed claims by police that he had died of heart problems. 

Earlier reports said Baharudin, 56, had suffered difficulty in breathing after the police charged tear towards him to disperse crowd of people near KLCC. He then collapsed, but was denied immediate care due to ambulance being prevented from arrival.

Following the release of Baharudin's body from Kuala Lumpur Hospital which conducted a post-mortem, speculation has been rife over the circumstances surrounding his death, even as Kuala Lumpur deputy police chief Amar Singh, the man tasked by the force to answer questions on police highhandedness, took pains to claim that police played no role in his death.

A nephew of Baharudin, Azhar Kassim told Harakahdaily: “Four of his chest bones were broken and 3 teeth were also broken,” said Azhar Kassim, during funeral services at his house in Taman Keramat.

According to Azhar, his uncle had once served in the army and then as member of the police's reserve force.

He has no asthma, heart problem nor diabetic, he only had high blood pressure. He was healthy,” he added.

As press time, the hospital had yet to release the post-mortem findings even though the go-ahead was given for the burial.

Efforts by Baharudin’s second child Nazrul also failed to retrieve the report……

Ulasan: Selamat menjawab di mahkamah. Rakyat sedang melihat tindakan anda terhadap rakyat.

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