Its unfair to blame Plaza Masalam tragedy on the MACC

It was a tragedy in Plaza Masalam Shah Alam this afternoon when cleaners found the body of missing Political Secretary Teoh Beng Hock, 30, sprawling in a pool of blood. Police has classified the case as ‘sudden death’.

Teoh is Political Secretary to Selangor State Exco Ean Yong, who is DAP ADUN for Seri Kembangan. He was picked up for questioning by recently formed Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) agents yesterday for misappropriation and abuse of funds meant for the constituency.

Teoh has been reported to get married tomorrow.

Whilst the Police was still investigating on the case and Selangor CPO Dato’ Khaled Abu Bakar confirming that some MACC officials will be interviewed and statement taken to facilitate the high profile case, DAP Leaders was extra fast to assign blame. DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng blamed and want MACC to assume responsibility for the death of Teoh.

Sin Chew Jit Poh has Lim’s statement:

MACC to take full blame for Teoh’s death – Guan Eng

 

 2009-07-16 20:10

LETTER

DAP condemns the mysterious death of Teoh Beng Hock in the MACC Selangor HQ in Shah Alam today. The MACC must bear full responsibility for this death as Teoh was in the custody of MACC when he fell from the 14th Floor of the Selangor MACC building.

MACC should stop its political persecution of PR, especially DAP leaders and members, that does not serve the interest of fighting corruption or justice. Such political games have caused the loss of life of a bright young idealistic DAP member.

There must be a full investigation on how he died. Unless MACC can clear its name, the public may suspect that Teoh was mistreated and MACC had a hand in his sudden death. There must be full transparency and accountability. DAP extends its condolences to Teoh’s family for this tragic loss and assures them that all steps will be taken to ensure that the culprits or those responsible be punished.

LIM GUAN ENG
DAP Secretary-General
George Town
16 July 20009

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So far, what is known that Teoh was released by MACC after questioning at 345am. Instead of going home, he decided to loiter around the MACC office. He then was seen taking a rest on the MACC sofa till 600am. Little is known after that.

The fact is that, it is still too pre-mature to even determine how and why Teoh died. The pathologists from Kelang Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital and Petaling Jaya UMMC were on the job to determine the cause of the sudden death. Then the Selangor Police CID will have to record statements from a lot of people, MACC agents, Plaza Masalam security personnel, cleaners, view CCTV recordings (if any) and talk to the pathologist(s) before the investigation paper (IP) is completed. If there is any shred of suspicion, then the suspects would be called in for an interview or even interogation. When there is enough evidence of foul play, then the IP would be passed on to the Attorney General’s Chambers and AG will determine whether enough incriminating evidence to prosecute anyone.

This is the point actually where someone could be blamed for Teoh’s death. Of course media, including mainstream will get a hold of this information.

How could the Penang Chief Minister conveniently blame MACC for Teoh’s untimely demise? Why can’t the MACC be allowed to do their job? In the first place, Teoh was found dead after being interviewed and released by MACC and allowed to go home. At this point of time, suicide has not been ruled out as the cause of death. Hence, it is very immature that anyone is to be blamed or held responsible for this tragedy until the full investigation has been completed.

This is typically Pakatan Rakyat tactics, especially the DAP. They conveniently blame authorities for misfortunes and conivingly soar hatred against people like the Police. The death of a Chinese youth in Kepong post 1969 elections was capitalised by the DAP to soar anger amongst the predominantly urban KLite Chinese against the Police, especially the majority in service were Malay officers and constables. DAP Leaders were behind the continuous funeral procession of the dead Chinese youth and galavanting around town with slogans “Melayu balik kampong, tanam jagung!” on banners placed on open trucks. After three days of inciting and instigation, a bloody racial riot broke on the afternoon of 13 May 1969.

This is very irresponsible for Lim within hours of the discovery of the body to blame MACC for Teoh’s death. Whilst Malaysia should mourn for his death, it is best to let authorities to fully complete their investigations. Let us not get emotional for this tragedy and resort to something we collectively will lose too much to regret. Lim as the DAP Secretary General should focus on why so many of his party elected representatives lately being linked to vices and corrupt practices.

This practice of DAP Leaders of instantanously ‘jumping the gun’ especially against authorities is not new. In late 2005 Seputeh MP Theresa Kok quickly brought up the story about the ‘nude squat in Police lock-up’ which almost escalated into a diplomatic row with China. DAP Leaders have consistently put authorities, espcecially the Police, into bad light in the public eyes with intention to create deep distrust. This is not progressive as authorities and enforcement agencies are formed to regulate and protect the interests of the majority. With DAP consistently ‘throwing spanner to the works’ like this, how can the nation progress if the authoriries are not allowed to do their job within the jurisdiction that had been enacted and empowered to them by the rakyat themselves (via Acts of Parliament).

To the family and friends of Teoh Beng Hock, we at BigDogDotCom would like to express our deepest condolences.

*Updated 430pm

More on the Teoh sudden death. MACC issued a statement that Teoh Beng Hock was never a suspect but a witness to MACC’s investigations. He was an ‘asset’ to the ongoing investigations.

NST has the story:

MACC: Teoh was not a suspect

2009/07/17

Hamidah Atan and Farrah Naz Karim

‘He was a helpful witness and never showed signs of being under pressure’

PUTRAJAYA: Teoh Beng Hock was never a suspect in the ongoing investigations but a friendly and cooperative witness who was assisting the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in the probe into falsified claims.

MACC deputy commissioner Datuk Abu Kassim Mohammad said Teoh came to the commission’s Selangor headquarters at Plaza Masalam on his own and never showed signs of being under pressure throughout the eight hours of questioning.

Teoh was called to the MACC office at 5pm on Wednesday and was discharged at 3.45am yesterday.

Explaining the procedures in recording statements from witnesses or suspects, Abu Kassim said it was normal for the questioning to last more than eight hours.

 
He stressed that Teoh was just assisting the probe into a Selangor DAP assemblyman alleged to have falsified claims.

Teoh was the political aide to Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah.

Abu Kassim said after he was discharged, Teoh was supposed to return to the MACC office later yesterday with certain documents pertaining to transactions with seven companies as he had processed those documents.

“He was a very cooperative, friendly, good and helpful witness.

“He was never interrogated as he was not a suspect and he never showed signs of being under pressure.

“When he came in, he was not escorted, unlike suspects who are guarded around the clock, even when they go to the toilet.

“After my men discharged him, Teoh said he wanted to rest on the sofa and my men last saw him sleeping at 6am.

“An hour later, he was no longer there,” he said, adding that another witness in relation to the same case was still being questioned when Teoh was discharged.

Abu Kassim said they were shocked to hear that his body was found sprawled at a secluded spot of the office building about 1.30pm.

“We thought he had gone home.”

Asked about the security features at the state MACC office, Abu Kassim said the commission did not own the building.

“We made an application to the building management some time ago for the installation of grilles at the windows, but there was no response,” he said.

The state MACC occupies levels 14 and 15 of the Plaza Masalam complex.

Abu Kassim said the MACC would extend its full cooperation to the police in investigations into Teoh’s death.

Abu Kassim, however, cautioned against speculation about his death to allow police to conduct a fair investigation.

“The police are free to question my officers. We have nothing to hide.

We also want to know what actually transpired,” he said.

Meanwhile, MACC investigations director Datuk Shukri Abdull expressed his disappointment with several DAP leaders who vented their anger at the commission over the incident.

He was particularly unhappy with DAP’s Ronnie Liu, who is Selangor Local Government and Research Committee chairman, for banging his fist on the door at an off-limits area of the MACC office to be let in.

Liu was among several DAP leaders present at the office demanding an explanation for Teoh’s death.

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As some of the commenters suggested that Teoh was ‘eliminated’ by MACC officers themselves. in the first place. anti-corruption agents never resort to force. Of course it is highly illogical that any enforcement agency officers would want to commit murder in the vicinity of the own HQ, even if it was made to look like an accident. If Teoh was really a witness to MACC, it is really baffling why anyone in the commission would want to ‘eliminate’ a valuable witness who will bring the case more credible. More over when the case that is in investigation is a very high profile in another.

Apparently, Teoh was a witness to the recording of Pemuda UMNO never attacked DAP Chairman Karpal Singh on You Tube. He was then an aide to Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua then. He was reprimanded and summarily transfered to be the Political Secretary to Selangor State Exco Ean Yong. There he unrevels more deep connection that some DAP elected respresentatives are involved with the Lords of the underworld vices. The theory has it, Teoh was ‘killed’ to cover up for these new developments. There is this theory that Teoh’s killing was somehow connected to DAP State Excos Ronnie Liu and Ean Yong.

This was uploaded from the blog Empayar Melaka that explains Teoh’s involvement:

Friday, July 17, 2009

KEMATIAN TEOH BERMOTIFKAN POLITIK: Teoh Saksi Paling Penting Kecelakaan Exco Cina Selangor

Lihatlah Kerajaan BN, bersangka baik kepada ahli pembangkang dan menyifatkan kematian Teoh sebagai kematian mengejut dan membiarkan polis menyisat semua ini.

Teoh Beng Hock, 30, yang dipanggil ke pejabat Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) sejak pukul 5 petang semalam, dipercayai terjatuh dari tingkat 14 pejabat SPRM Selangor di Plaza Masalam.

Siapa Teoh dan mengapa semua ini berlaku kepada dirinya?

Inilah kisahnya…

Ramai yang tahu Teoh ini adalah setiausaha politik dan pegawai khas kepada Ean Yong Hian Wah salah seorang exco kerajaan negeri, tapi ramai yang tak tahu yang Teo ni dulu pernah menjadi pegawai khas kepada MP Petaling Jaya Utara iaitu Tony Pua.

Yang penting Teo ni dah lama menyakitkan hati pemimpin DAP.

Masih ingat lagi pada 25 Mac lepas, Karpal Singh pernah memaki Pemuda UMNO dalam Parlimen dengan ayat “celaka” berikutan dengan kes itu, pemuda umno datang memnuntut penjelasan daripada karpal dan meminta karpal memohon maaf, tapi karpal celaka buat bodoh saje sehinggalah berlaku pertengkaran dan hampir-hampir terjadinya pergaduhan antara pemuda umno dan hero matcha gobinad singh deo.

Dikatakan terdapat 2 rakaman video ketika insiden tu berlaku, rakaman video pertama di percayai di rakam oleh salah seorang ahli DAP dari pada ipoh timur dan satu lagi rakaman video di rakam oleh seorang pegawai khas kepada ahli parlimen petaling jaya utara Tony Pua, rakaman video kedua itu kemudiannya di dowload kedalam youtube, orang yang bertanggung jawab merakam video itu ialah Teo yang baru sahaja mati petang tadi, dalam rakaman video tu, memang jelas yang pemuda umno langsung tidak mengusik karpal yang lumpuh separuh badan.

Bila kepimpinan DAP tahu Teo yang mengedarkan klip video tu, maka si Teo ni diberikan amaran oleh berberapa gangster yang di payung oleh Ronnie Liew dan Teo pula di tukar oleh kepimpinan DAP untuk bertugas di SUK dan Pejabat Adun Sri Kembangan supaya Ronnie dan Ean Yong Hian Wah supaya senang untuk memantau pergerakannya.

Menurut sumber, Teo kurang berpuas hati dengan cara pentadbiran berberapa adun DAP di selangor, cara Ronnie dan Hian Wah menggunakan kongsi gelap dalam pentadbiran kerajaan dan dengan suka-suka mengunakan peruntukan kewangan kerajaan negeri membiayai kegiatan kwong si gelap tidak di senangi oleh Teo dan memang betul apa yang di laporkan oleh ahli parlimen wangsa maju YB. Wee Choo Keong yang mana ronnie dan Hian wah menggunakan kongsi gelap, dan pejabat Exco telah digunakan sebagai tempat bermesyuarat mereka yang dikatakan mempunyai kaitan dengan peniagaan haram dan aktiviti haram.

Mungkin tidak tahan dengan kerenah kongsi gelap yang selalu turun naik pejabatnya maka Teo mula mengugut Ronnie dan Hian Wah supaya memberhentikan segera kegiatan itu tapi tidak di endahkan oleh dua ekor exco itu. sudah tidak tahan dengan keadaan itu maka Teo dengan beraninya membuat laporan kepada SPRM tentang kegiatan ronnie dan Hian Wah.

Bagaimana pula ADUN Kampung Tunku, Lau Weng San.Selain Ean dan Lau, Teresa Kok (Kinrara), Hannah Yeoh (Subang), Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan), Dr Cheah Wing Yin (Damansara Utama) and Edward Lee (Bukit Gasing) turut terlibat?

Perlu di ingat, fail-fail kes adun-adun yang lain tu telah lama berada dalam simpanan SPRM dan hanya menunggu masa sahaja untuk di bongkar. Mungkin SPRM melihat ini lah masa yang sesuai, maka SPRM pun bertindak. Kalau diperhatikan betul-betul adun-adun cina yang kantoi tu, mereka ni berkongsi satu majlis perbandaran yang sama, sebagai contoh, Teressa dan Hannah berkongsi sama PBT iaitu Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya, Wing Yin, Elizabeth, Edward dan Lau Weng San pula berkongsi Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya.

Maka diatas percaturan dan sifat tamak mereka ni yang menjadi mangsa ialah Teo.

Perlu di ingat, kesemua ADUN cina di selangor menggunakan kongsi gelap untuk menjaga mereka dan Ah Long pula menjadi banker mereka,

Jadi, ADUN-ADUN ini pasti terikat dengan perjanjian bersama dengan Ah Long dan Kongsi Gelap tadi.

Satu bala besar akan menimpa ADUN Cina selepas Teoh dipanggil oleh SPRM.

Kematian Teoh pasti ada kaitan dengan Kongsi Gelap tadi maka inilah masanya Teoh perlu dihapuskan dari muka bumi ini.

Jadi Teoh telah ditolak dari tingkat 14 bangunan tersebut.

Kenapa pejabat SPRM pula dijadikan tempat pembunuhan?

Mudah sahaja, supaya SPRM boleh dituduh sebagai defenden pertama dan itulah yang menyebabkan Ronnie Liu sekarang ini menyerang SPRM. Seterusnya menjadikan kerajaan BN sebagai defenden kedua. Perarakan yang dianjurkan oleh puak Cina DAP ini adalah bukti petuduhan mereka kepada orang tidak terlibat.

Puak cina celaka ini kononya bijak, namun mereka yang selama ini suka mencipta musuh telah disepak punggung mereka oleh musuh mereka tadi dan pastinya mereka tidak dapat lari dari sebuah kebenaran.

Semoga SPRM tabah menyiasat kes ciptaan Cina pembangkang ini dan semoga kebenaran disebalik kematian orang yang mampu membongkarkan ketidaktelusan ADUN Pembangkang selangor akan terungkai.

Wallahhualam.
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If these theories were somewhat near if not the whole truth, then this is really very deep. Never before such a sudden death be linked to so many politicians, especially those who are under investigations.The sooner the MACC and Police could investigate this thoroughly, the best it is f0r all.

 

 

 

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