10 July 2012
| last updated at 09:38PM
'Man on rampage may have had oppositional conduct disorder'
KUALA LUMPUR: The man who was shot dead at the Complex B compound of the Prime Minister's Department in Putrajaya yesterday may have had 'oppositional conduct disorder', which is a tendency to protest and rebel in any given situation.
In other words, the person may have been suffering from a disturbed mind, said International Psychology Centre Sdn Bhd, principal consulting psychologist Dr Edward Chan.
"Based on my observations of this man's blog, I found that he had suspicious, cynical and irrational feelings on matters," he said when contacted by Bernama here today.
The man may have been mentally disturbed as a child or did not have balanced nutrition and may have also suffered from substance abuse, he added.
"Often an individual who has this disorder would be moody, easily annoyed and hot tempered, which can be dangerous to the public as their behaviour can be beyond control," he said.
Edward said moral support from family and friends was critical to prevent such an individual from becoming hostile.
"When there's support from people close to them, any disturbance experienced by the individual may be detected early.
"And when there's early detection of depression and so on, the friends could refer the individual for professional help like counseling," he said.
In the 2.30 pm incident yesterday, a man known as Khalil Afandi Hamid, 47, who called himself 'Imam Mahadi' was shot dead by police when he went on a samurai sword wielding rampage, outside Complex B of the Prime Minister's Department.
A 28-year-old woman, also wielding a similar sword, who accompanied him was shot on her right leg and is being treated at the Putrajaya Hospital.
Meanwhile, Crime Analyst Kamal Affendi Hashim proposed for police personnel, including auxiliary police and volunteers, to be provided with insurance coverage as they were constantly facing danger.
Commenting on the need to tighten security at government officers, Kamal said," The present level of security is sufficient as it complies with set standards but there's room for improvement on the quality of security." -- BERNAMA