10 May 2010
The policeman who fatally shot 14-year-old Aminulrasyid Amzah during a 6km car chase last month was charged in court yesterday under Section 304(a) of the Penal Code for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. 48-year-old Corporal Jenain Subi of the Shah Alam police headquarters claimed trial to the charge of committing the offence between 1:10am to 2:00am along Jalan Tarian 11/2, Section 11 on 26 April 2010.
Aminulrasyid was allegedly trying to reverse and ram his car into several policemen who were chasing him. He was with his 15-year-old friend, Azamuddin Omar, when he was allegedly shot dead by the police.
If found guilty, Jenain may be jailed for a maximum term of 30 years and can also be fined.
The judge set bail at RM10,000 and fixed 10 June 2010 for the case to be mentioned.
Earlier in court, DPP Mohd Dusuki Mokhtar had motioned for a bail of RM35,000 to be set due to the severity of the case. Defence counsel Salim Bashir said that Jenain was still an active police officer and earned a monthly salary of RM3,000. Together with his wife’s salary of RM1,800 as a teacher, he said the initial bail amount was too high for Jenain to raise and thus had to be remanded.
Jenain joined the police force in 1985 and had served at the Shah Alam Court complex from 1996 to 2008.
Straits Times Online, The – Cop charged over Aminulrasyid’s shooting (Updated)