Tan Boon Wah refuse to give statement to the Police

The investigation of the Political Secretary Teoh Beng Hock’s highly charged news item sudden death last Thursday is reported to be 60 percent completed. The Police issued a preliminary investigations statement this afternoon.

Bernama.com has the story:

Teoh’s case 60pct complete-Police

 

 2009-07-20 16:53

SHAH ALAM:The investigation into the death of political aide, Teoh Beng Hock, 30, is 60 per cent completed, said the Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan.

“We are still investigating the case and God willing will complete investigations as soon as possible and then make an announcement,” he told reporters after a briefing on the investigation by senior officers at the Selangor police contingent hereMonday.

Teoh, who was the aide to Ean Yong Hian Wah, the Selangor state executive councillor for the New Village Development and Illegal Factory Task-force, was found dead on July 16 in the corridor on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam after being questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

He was among winesses called to help into MACC investigations related to the misappropriation of state allocations by several assemblymen.

Meanwhile, Selangor chief police officer, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, said police had recorded 33 statements including from 25 MACC officers.

He said police will call Yong and Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M.Manoharan to record their statements.

Khalid said Teoh was found to have contacted Yong and Manoharan before he was questioned and according to him police would also record conversations with his family at an appropriate time.

Police also want to record conversations with Kajang municipal council member Tan Boon Wah as he had made a police report against the MACC last Saturday but refused to give a statement, he said.

Khalid said: “I advise him to present himself to the police station to give a statement on the report he made, if not, we will have to issue a notice under Section 11 of the Penal Code to order him to give a statement at the station.

He said if Tan continued to refuse to give a statement on the police report, police would take further action on him for making a false report.

Besides that, he said police would also call two people who were with Tan and Teoh who were questioned by the MACC on the same day.

Asked about the things taken from the Selangor MACC office yesterday, Khalid his people revisited the scene and gathered what had been left on the first day of the incident.

Yesterday evening, police took documents and a window latch fromm the 14th floor for investigation into Teoh’s death which is still classified as sudden death.

Asked about the approximate time of Teoh’s death, Khalid said: “If we follow the initial report of the doctor about four to five hours before the body was
found.

He said closed-circuit camera recording showed Teoh entered the building on the evening of July 15 and there was no recording of him leaving.

Answering a question on the possibility that Teoh fell from the 14th floor, Khalid said: “Highly possible.”

He said Teoh’s handphone was with the police since last Thursday and that it was obtained from a MACC investigation officer and did not dismiss the possibility that the phone could unravel what happened.

Asked if Teoh’s death may be linked to secret society activites, he said police were investigating from various aspects. (Bernama)

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However, the much talked about investigations seems to hit another snag. The last person to see DAP man Teoh Beng Hock was said to be refusing to give statement to the Police. Pakatan Rakyat appointed Kajang Municipal Councillor Tan Boon Wah was the last person known to see Teoh alive, as at 600am on Thursday, is believed not co-operating with the Police. If this was true, it is not known why Tan is refusing to give a statement.

Usually, the last person with the deceased while he or she is still alive in any murder case would be a suspect. Since the sudden death of Teoh has not been classified as murder, then Tan is not a suspect. Tan was also called in by the Selangor MACC last Thursday to assist in the ongoing investigations of Pakatan Rakyat’s elected representatives misappropriation of Selangor State funds.

Is there anything that Tan want to hide, that he risked to be charged for obstruction of justice for refusal to give a statement in an on going Police investigations?

The plot thickens. Hence, the investgations is being continued.

Published in: on July 20, 2009 at 16:58  Comments (35)  

DAP failed to bring out the rakyat in rally for Teoh

The rakyat chose to ‘wait and see’ before reacting, even in high profile controversial cases. This was proven to the rally organised by DAP for Political Secretary Teoh Beng Hock’ s sudden death this afternoon at Kelana Jaya stadium. Despite on a lazy Sunday afternoon and no Police roadblocks or attempts to curb the rally, only 3,000 people turn up.

Malaysiakini.com has the story:

 

 
 
   
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Thousands throng stadium for Teoh 
Jul 19, 09 5:57pm
More than 3,000 people have packed the Kelana Jaya stadium in a two-hour gathering to mark the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock.

Pakatan Rakyat top brass, including Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, took turns to address the crowd.  

The stadium is decked with posters, placards and huge banners bearing the image of Teoh, with the words ‘Justice for Beng Hock’. 

In his speech, DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang called for a royal commission of inquiry to look into the death.

He said the cabinet must make an immediate decision on this.

The veteran politician also urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief to step down.

 

Among those who spoke included former PAS vice-president and Kelantan executive councillor Husam Musa, Selangor exco Xavier Jayakumar, Selangor assembly speaker Teng Chang Khim and DAP veteran leader Karpal Singh. A number of other Selangor cabinet members and state representatives were at the rally but Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim was absence.The rally, which kicked off at 4.30pm, ended at about 7pm.Teoh, who was political secretary to Selangor state executive councillor Ean Yong Hean Wah, have plunged to his death from the Plaza Masalam building in Shah Alam on Thursday. His mysterious death has outraged opposition supporters who have demanded an independent probe.The 30-year-old journalist was last seen at the MACC Selangor office – located on the 14th floor of the building – where he was brought in for questioning over investigations into alleged misappropriation of funds by his boss. 

 

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Considering that amongst the politicians who were expected to be there include former-abuse-of-power-convict Anwar “Drama King” Ibrahim, DAP Jurassic Leader Lim Kit Siang, DAP Secretary General Lim Guan Eng and Selangor PKR MB Tan Sri Khalid Ibrahim, the turn up is relatively low for highly charged political rally as such.

This only proves that despite the merit (as the DAP Leaders claimed to be) of the case at this moment of time, the rakyat is no longer gullible and prefer to ‘wait and see’ till investigations are fully completed and the findings are made available. The rakyat no longer can be drawn out in mobstreet fashion by people with theaterics and have the malice intentions for creating distrust against the establishment and authorities. Worse still, these are the same people who incited and instigated the minorities which enraged the majorities, as reflected on the bloody 13 May 1969 racial unrest. Today, it can be seen that DAP chauvinism no longer can sell.

The rakyat should continue to be cautious with attempts to destablize the nation by anarchists.

*Updated 0730hrs

DAP Leaders asked to protesters to burn Berita Minggu because of NST GEIC Zainul Ariffin”s article. Zainul blamed DAP and PKR for irresponsibly capitalising on Teoh’s death to conveniently blame the Governmnent and authorities with deep racial tones as a divertion to their own internal problems, which include Pakatan Rakyat’s Leaders accusation on Selangor’s DAP Leaders involvement in the underworld vices:

Antara malang berbau dan malang tidak berbau

MALANG tidak berbau – demikian nasib Teoh Beng Hock, 30, yang mayatnya ditemui pada jam 1.30 tengah hari Khamis lalu di koridor tingkat lima Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, bangunan menempatkan pejabat Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) Selangor di Tingkat 14 di mana Setiausaha Politik Ahli Exco Selangor itu disoal siasat kira-kira 10 jam sebelum kemalangan itu disedari. Kejadian malang itu bukan saja mengejutkan anggota keluarganya, apa lagi beliau dijadualkan memeterai perkahwinannya sehari selepas itu, malah menimbulkan tanda tanya pelbagai pihak bagaimana ia berlaku.

Insiden itu turut membawa malang kepada SPRM kerana ia berlaku selepas Teoh disoal siasat lebih lapan jam oleh pegawainya dan mangsa pula dipercayai terjatuh dari tingkat yang menempatkan pejabat suruhanjaya itu. Sebagai sebuah agensi penguat kuasa yang tindakannya sentiasa menimbulkan spekulasi terutama di kalangan parti politik, insiden membabitkan pegawai kepada seorang pemimpin politik pembangkang itu menambahkan lagi malang SPRM. Kejadian itu juga sedikit sebanyak ‘mencemari’ pentadbiran Datuk Seri Naib Tun Razak, yang baru seminggu mencatat beberapa pencapaian dalam tempoh 100 hari beliau menjadi Perdana Menteri.

Bagaimanapun, lebih malang lagi dan sememangnya dijangka ialah apabila parti politik khususnya DAP terus menuding jari kepada kerajaan serta menjadikan insiden ini sebagai isu politik dan perkauman. Belum pun pihak berkuasa selesai menjalankan siasatan, pemimpin pembangkang mengadakan perhimpunan di Shah Alam dan Pulau Pinang menuntut penjelasan sehingga menimbulkan kekecohan serta memaksa polis menahan beberapa orang untuk menenangkan keadaan. Walaupun di pihak kerajaan sama ada Perdana Menteri, Timbalannya, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin dan Menteri Dalam Negeri, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein memberi jaminan punca insiden ini akan disiasat hingga ke akar umbi, DAP dan sekutunya, Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) tidak mungkin menunjukkan rasa puas hati atau berdiam diri. Sebabnya mudah, insiden malang yang menimpa Teoh dan keluarga adalah peluang terbaik pembangkang untuk mengalih perhatian rakyat daripada pelbagai masalah dalaman yang menimpa Pakatan Rakyat sekarang.

Pakatan Rakyat belum lagi pulih dengan kekecewaannya atas kemenangan tipis Pas dalam pilihan raya kecil Dewan Undangan Negeri Manek Urai Selasa lalu yang mengundang pelbagai reaksi di kalangan pemimpin mereka. Sementara banyak pihak menyifatkan keputusan itu sebagai isyarat wujudnya angin perubahan di kalangan rakyat, khususnya penduduk di Manek Urai terhadap BN, pembangkang seperti biasa mencari pelbagai alasan kecuali diri mereka sendiri. Hanya Setiausaha Agung DAP, Lim Guan Eng mengakui dasar kepemimpinan Najib yang mengutamakan rakyat antara sebab peningkatan sokongan kepada BN sehingga mengikis majoriti Pas di Manek Urai.

Malah, Guan Eng turut mengakui pelbagai masalah dalaman parti gabungan Pakatan Rakyat khususnya Pas dan PKR turut menyumbang kepada perkembangan itu, yang dikatakan kurang disenangi oleh pemimpin kedua-dua parti itu. Tanpa Guan Eng membuat pengakuan itu pun, umum sudah mengetahui mengenai keretakan dalam perkahwinan ‘mutaah’ pembangkang itu, bermula di Perak, Pulau Pinang, Kedah dan terbaru di Selangor, yang dilihat sebagai ujian sebenar sejauh mana kukuhnya jalinan DAP dan PKR.

Desakan Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri Bukit Antarabangsa, Mohamed Azmin Ali supaya kerajaan Selangor mengadakan rombakan terhadap barisan Exco negeri itu dan dakwaan Ahli Parlimen Wangsa Maju daripada PKR, Wee Choo Keong wujudnya pembabitan seorang Exco kerajaan negeri dalam aktiviti ‘gelap’ di Selangor, mengundang reaksi yang agak keras di kalangan beberapa Exco Selangor daripada DAP. Kepada orang luar pula, kenyataan berupa kritikan terbuka daripada dua tokoh PKR terhadap kerajaan negeri pimpinan PKR dan sekutu daripada DAP pada waktu hampir serentak, bukanlah suatu kebetulan. Laporan mengenai beberapa Exco Selangor disiasat oleh SPRM selepas itu menambahkan lagi kekalutan dalam kerajaan campuran di negeri itu.

Justeru, timbul pelbagai spekulasi bukan saja terhadap masa depan hubungan PKR-DAP di Selangor, malah kedudukan Menteri Besar Selangor Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim sendiri. Pemimpin de facto Pakatan Rakyat, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim dikatakan dijadual mempengerusikan satu mesyuarat Khamis atau Jumaat lalu bagi merungkai masalah itu tetapi insiden malang yang menimpa Teoh menyebabkan isu berkenaan tenggelam.

Kerana itu, tidak hairanlah apabila parti pembangkang akan terus menjadikan insiden malang yang menimpa Teoh sebagai agenda baru perjuangan mereka buat sementara waktu. Semalam misalnya, mereka mengadakan perhimpunan di Kelana Jaya dan beberapa majlis seumpamanya diatur, semuanya bertujuan mengalih pandangan rakyat daripada masalah dalaman khususnya antara PKR dan DAP serta menyalahkan kerajaan atau kejadian itu.

Sementara kita turut bersedih dan bersimpati atas kejadian malang tak berbau yang menimpa Teoh serta keluarganya, kita juga bimbang dengan kesan tindakan pembangkang menjadikannya sebagai isu politik dan perkauman, kepada perpaduan rakyat pelbagai kaum di negara ini. Memang malang bagi negara jika rakyat terpedaya dengan dakyah seumpama itu sehingga mengetepikan apa jua hasil siasatan oleh suruhanjaya khas yang bakal ditubuhkan. Namun malang seperti itu berbau dan jika dapat dihidu kesannya, pasti ada cara untuk mengelaknya daripada berlaku.

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Despite the failure of this rally on Sunday, if this poltically-motivated-anti-establishment-highly-charged “Teoh’s blood” campaign goes on, then the Police should seriously consider arresting DAP Leaders for instigation and inciting racial tones and attempts to disrupt and threat to national security, under Sedition Act.

Excerpts:

Under section 3(1), those acts defined as having a seditious tendency are acts with a tendency:

(a) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against any Ruler or against any Government;(b) to excite the subjects of the Ruler or the inhabitants of any territory governed by any government to attempt to procure in the territory of the Ruler or governed by the Government, the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any matter as by law established;

(c) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Malaysia or in any State;

(d) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst the subjects of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or of the Ruler of any State or amongst the inhabitants of Malaysia or of any State;

(e) to promote feelings of ill-will and hostility between different races or classes of the population of Malaysia; or

(f) to question any matter, right, status, position, privilege, sovereignty or prerogative established or protected by the provisions of part III of the Federal constitution or Article 152, 153 or 181 of the Federal Constitution.

The nation can no longer afford racial unrest, at any cost. Any DAP or PKR Leaders who flaunt the law should be apprehended, to the limit of the law.

 

Published in: on July 20, 2009 at 00:04  Comments (30)