Continuous reports on racism, police brutality, and racial violence may be complex and overwhelming to grasp, needing a thorough understanding of segregation, financial disparity, the criminal justice system, and other factors. It might be daunting, especially if these topics are unfamiliar to you.
To assist you in understanding more and breaking through the white noise, the film’s director, Sevan Doraisamy, who is also executive director of Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) helmed a documentary entitled POCA BOY, that touches on human rights.
The 12-minute-26 second documentary will eventually tell the importance on reasons why #IPCMCNow should be established as soon as possible.
Produced by Freedom Film Network and KiniTV, POCA BOY is a short documentary which depicts Ang, a 16-year-old boy who was detained under the Prevention of Crime Act (POCA) of 2015.
Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission (IPCMC) is a bill designated to hold those who abuse their power accountable for their actions. Upon receiving complaints from the public, the higher authorities will form a team immediately to investigate complaints that have been received from the public.
As things are already out of control, Sevan has highlighted their misdemeanours through this short documentary.
Over the years, we have been hearing about the deaths of Malaysian Indians in police custody. S. Balamurugan, P. Karuna Nithi, N. Dharmendran, R. Jamesh Ramesh, Sugumar Chelladuray, A. Kugan, Ganapthy, and Roopan are among the Indians who made headlines when they perished in police custody before they had their day in court.
We have been watching NGO’s and the public fighting for their rights continuously but what actions have been taken against police authorities?
Till date there has been zero follow up on A. Ganapathy’s case, and the rest of Indians who died in police custody. It’s saddening that the minority are continuously victimised by police brutality, worse, there’s no solution to the many complaints yet.
How long do the victims and their families need to wait before justice is served?