March 24


Aminulrasyid’s family awarded RM400,000 in damages

The High Court here has awarded more than RM400,000 in damages to the family of shooting victim Aminulrasyid Amzah for their pain and suffering.


High Court judge Justice Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim made the order on Thursday after he found that the plaintiffs had proven their claim against the defendants.

Aminulrasyid’s elder sister Nor Azura Amzah, 46, and his mother Norsiah Mohamad, 67, filed the suit in April 2013 alleging negligence, assault and battery.

They claimed that Aminulrasyid’s death six years ago was due to policeman Kpl Jenain Subis’ carelessness, saying there was no justification for him to shoot the 15-year-old schoolboy.

The suit claimed that Kpl Jenain and another policemen wrongfuly shot Aminulrasyid, which caused his death on April 26, 2010.

They named Kpl Jenain, the Shah Alam district police chief, former Selangor police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, the Inspector-General of Police and the Government as defendants.

The plaintiffs claimed that Khalid, who is now IGP, had made an unfair and unfounded statement implying that the boy was a criminal or a suspected criminal.

The family also claimed RM12,000 in special damages, which included funeral expenses and costs.