by Eyes Wide Open
Malaysians of all creeds and colours are united in online outrage over the abuse of a cute poodle called Sushi. This has reached hysterical levels over social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, with a spontaneous voluntary manhunt going on for the couple involved and howls for vigilante justice to be meted out on them. Several NGOs have joined in the fray, with the Malaysian SPCA reporting the case to the Veterinary Services Department. Even the Singapore SPCA has joined in the Facebook manhunt!
All this is the result of just ONE video posted on Youtube less than a week ago.
If only Malaysian Indians were so lucky…
In A. Kugan’s widely-publicised death-in-custody case, it was reported that he was so severely beaten up by police that his internal organs failed, leading to his death. Look at the photos of the Medical Report on the injuries he received:
Does it look consistent with the kind of beating by police evidenced in this video?
But despite the massive efforts to campaign for justice by activists and lawyers, the Kugan case hardly registered a blip on Facebook.
Since Kugan’s case in 2009, several other Malaysian Indians have been beaten to death by the police (not to mention one high-profile Chinese who died from “not suicide & not homicide” while talking to the MACC). The few brave witnesses such as Selvach and Sargunan who decided to speak the truth that their dead friends could not, have themselves been arrested and beaten up.
However, to this day, NO ONE has been held accountable for the hundreds of deaths-in-custody of our fellow humans and Malaysians! And there is still massive indifference to their plights!
Compare to the numbers you see on the facebook screen capture above! 901 Likes and 394 comments (as at 12pm, 26 January 2011) within hours of the news that the suspects may have been identified and possible action taken.
If only Malaysian Indians were treated like dogs, perhaps they would have a better chance of getting justice.