I am outraged!!!
I was having a meeting at Bangsar when I received a text message at about 5pm yesterday about the death of Teoh Beng Hock. He was found dead, apparently “on the roof of an adjoining building next to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s building.”
To say that MACC has been independent all these while is like saying Pam Anderson has not done a silicon job. It has been known and seen to move with lightning speed in cases involving opposition leaders as well as UMNO leaders who are not in the right camp. At a whiff of anything resembling an iota of wrongdoing, they would raid, arrest and interrogate all and sundry. But if, and only if, the people involved are from the “other side” of the fence.
But when the luminaries involved are from the government side, they would just sit still, like an elephant on tranquilisers. Look at the palatial mansion issue. Not a word from MACC. Contrast that to the “Hari Raya Korban” cows issue. They did not only investigate. They passed judgment in full public view even before the AG had the chance to look at the Investigation Papers!
And what about the Lingam Tape findings made by the Royal Commission? No statement. No hurry. No nothing. NFA, said the Minister. Who was interviewed? Who was arrested to take statements? Were there interrogations until 3.45 am? None of course.
Teoh was not a suspect. And yet he was interrogated mercilessly from 5pm to 3.45am. Why the need to do so? Can’t witnesses be treated with dignity, if not with respect? Was he going to run away? Can’t he be asked respectfully to come to the office during office hours and interviewed in a civil manner? After all, if he was a witness, his testimony would be helpful and of assistance to MACC.
There are more questions than answers in this whole debacle. Life is cheap in Malaysia. That is quite obvious.
My questions are:
And look at the picture. Teoh’s pants are torn. Why?