The truth for Teoh

The a good part of the country is curious about Political Secretary Teoh Beng Hock’s ‘sudden death’. Some say he commited suicide. Considering that he was to get married the next day, he must be really depressed or stressed to want to jump off the 14th floor. Some said he uncovered DAP’s linkages with the Lords of the Underworld Vices.

So far, so many theories surfaced. Until the inquest and Royal Commission of Inquiry is fully completed, then these theories and curiosity will lurk in the minds of a good part of Malaysians.

Regardless, there is a blog which uncovered DAP’s linkages to the Lords of the Underworld Vices and specifically named Selangor State Exco Ronnie Liu in these affairs.

Again, as Dean Cain put at the end of his show, “Unbelievable? Believe it or not!”.

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The inquest to determine the cause of Teoh’s ‘sudden death’, as provided by law will be held at the Shah Alam Magistrate Court beginning Wednesday.

The Star has the story:

Published: Friday July 24, 2009 MYT 9:18:00 PM
Updated: Friday July 24, 2009 MYT 9:21:24 PM

Teoh’s death inquest on July 29

It will be held at Shah Alam magistrates court

PETALING JAYA: The inquest into the death of Teoh Beng Hock will be held from July 29 till Aug 12.

Selangor police chief Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said that he was informed of the date by the Shah Alam magistrate’s court Friday.

The police would close the investigation into Teoh’s death before the inquest began, he told Bernama.

Meanwhile, Attorney-general Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said an inquiry by the magistrate under the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) was the right recourse, as the CPC was a specific legislation that made provision for a death inquiry.

He said he had acted under Section 339(1) of the CPC to direct the magistrate to hold an inquiry into the cause of and the circumstances connected with the death of Teoh Beng Hock and the magistrate is duty-bound to hold an inquiry.

He said a magistrate’s inquiry was more appropriate than a Royal Commission of Inquiry.

“It is only proper that a court of law determines the cause of death and matters related thereto,” he said in a statement.

He added that under Section 333 of the CPC, a magistrate can hold an inquiry into the cause of death and holding a similar inquiry by the Royal Commission would be duplicitous in such instance.

“In the case of Teoh Beng Hock, it is undoubtedly clear that the adequate recourse and appropriate venue are provided by the law for cases of this nature,” he said.

Gani said the formation of the Royal Commission was rightful and lawful for the purpose of inquiring into the procedural aspects of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in carrying out investigations.

Citing Section 2 of the Commissions of Enquiry Act 1950, he said it made clear reference to the inquiry into the conduct and management of government officers and departments or for the public welfare.

“Therefore, it cannot be overstretched to cover an inquiry into the death of this nature, wherein an inquiry by the magistrate under the CPC is more appropriate and sanctioned by the law,” he said.

Meanwhile, a cut on Teoh Beng Hock’s wrist provides another twist to the investigation into his death.

The injuries were found on Teoh’s right wrist, and Teoh is said to be right-handed.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Musa Hassan confirmed there was a laceration on Teoh’s wrist.

“But we have not drawn any conclusion. We are still awaiting the pathology report before wrapping up the case,’’ he said.

Two pathologists from University Malaya Medical Centre and Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang revisited the site of incident to establish certain facts.

Musa said investigations should be completed soon as the inquest was set to commence next week.

The investigators are trying to establish whether the cut was self-inflicted, or if Teoh was coerced into cutting his wrist, or if the injuries were sustained during the fall.

Published in: on July 24, 2009 at 19:36  Comments (30)  

Why do we even bother….?

Why do we even bother setting up an inquest to determine the cause of ‘sudden death’ of DAP State Exco Ean Yong’s Political Secretary Teoh Beng Hock and a Royal Commission of Inquiry to look into whether or not MACC followed their SOP and jurisdiction in their investigations?

Despite that an inquest is the legally binding usual way to determine ‘sudden death’ and all testimonies presented is as good as a criminal case trial, the Pakatan Rakyat Primates are at their usual theaterical antics.

Malaysiakini.com has the story:

Pakatan: Royal commission is a mockery
Hafiz Yatim
Jul 23, 09
12:57pm
 
Pakatan Rakyat today said that there were many questions that needed urgent answers to the circumstances leading to the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock while being questioned by the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission last week.

As such, the opposition coalition said, the government was wrong in limiting the terms of reference of the royal commission of inquiry to look only into the MACC’s investigative procedures.

The royal commission, as announced by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak yesterday, will also be tasked to determine if there were any human right violations when Teoh was being interrogated.

Pakatan Rakyat leader however believed that the royal commission must also look into the cause of Teoh’s death.

 

               

Najib announced yesterday that the cause of the death will be determined by an inquest.

“This makes a mockery of the public outcry for justice, truth and accountability,” said Pakatan leader in a joint statement today.

The statement was signed by PKR vice-president R Sivarasa, PAS council member Dzulkefly Ahmad and Selangor DAP secretary Lau Weng San.

 

Also present was PAS treasurer and Kuala Krai MP Dr Hatta Ramli.

They said that some of the questions that needed to be answered were:

  • why was Teoh’s case allegedly involving an amount less than RM2,500 is pursued with such aggression and urgency?
  • why was Teoh and another so-called “witness” kept overnight and interrogated with such oppression?
  • why was Teoh’s hand phone in the custody of the MACC when the MACC insisted that he was only a witness; why did the MACC initially deny they took his handphone?
  • why would Teoh spend the night at the MACC’s office if he was free to go especially since he was scheduled to be married the next morning;
  • why would Teoh commit suicide (as alleged by MACC and others) in these circumstances, when he is about to get married, with his fiancé expecting their child, and with no sign or history of depression or mental illness.

“Hence, whilst it is appropriate that the royal commission investigate the procedures of investigation of the MACC, the key question of how Teoh died must also be investigated and answered by them.

“That question cannot be separated from the more general issue of how the MACC conducts investigations,” said the Pakatan leaders in their statement.

Ridiculous questions from police

Sivarasa also said that having an inquest, which is presided by a magistrate would not achieve the true objective of finding Teoh’s cause of death.

 

               

“In an inquest, police will give the evidence that it has gathered and the DPP assisting the coroner in the inquest would direct questions. There are limited roles played by other parties and this results in numerous inquests ending up without determining the cause of death,” Sivarasa (left) said.

“Furthermore, the public has questioned the integrity of the police, judiciary and the prosecution in the past. Hence, we strongly feel that an inquest is insufficient. Expanding the terms of reference of the royal commission to determine the cause of death would be seen to be independent,” he said.

Sivarasa also questioned the relevance of the police line of interrogation to determine the cause of Teoh’s death when they met an aide to Selangor executive councillor Elizabeth Wong.

“They asked questions as to whether Teoh was a smoker, or has he got political enemies, does he owe a lot of money. Such questions posed by the authorities when recording statements would not help determine the cause of death.

“They should be looking at whether there were other finger prints on the windows, or whether there were a third party’s hair or other subtances on from Teoh’s shirt which could be sent for DNA analysis. If this was the line of questioning, I do not think the inquest would achieve its desired objective”

Selective prosecution adopted

Selangor DAP organising secretary Lau Weng San also questioned the selective prosecution adopted by MACC in supposedly taking action on Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives.

“I lodged a report to the MACC a couple of months ago regarding a BN elected representative finishing his allocation of RM500,000 within two months. But no action has been taken on it,” Lau, who is Kampung Tunku assemblyperson said.

A big poser, he said, is how could a witness, not an accused person, die while in MACC’s custody.

These, Lau said are the questions which MACC should answer as it happened on their premises.

“Hence, DAP along with Pakatan partners truly feel that we need a water-tight royal commission to not only answer questions on MACC’s investigative procedures but also determine the cause of death.”

“Having a junior magistrate presiding in an inquest is insufficient as it would not be able to determine the circcumstances surrounding Teoh’s death.”

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Of course the Police would want to know whether Teoh was a gambling man, has debts, especially huges ones (to determine whether he is indebted to the Ah Longs), change of behaviour lately, shown symptoms of depression etc. Having enemies is the obvious reason why anyone would be murdered. The Police would naturally record everysingle probabilities on why Teoh is dead, suddenly.

If they want to talk about ‘selective prosecution’, why none of these Pakatan Rakyat Primates bothered when Wan Siti Farihan was found dead at her UKM residential college. This facility is obviously a Government owned building (unlike Plaza Masalam, a privately owned building). The kiasuness is very prevailing, when it comes who and why the DAP wants to champion. It is and was never about Malaysia or the principle fairness for all!

Obviously, the Pakatan Rakyat Primates would never be satisfied regardless what it is done. Worse still, they stage more theaterics and politicize every single opportunity that they can capitalise for their narrow and chauvinistic politics to belittle, if not demonize the enforcement agencies and authorities. If they can, they would create instability, chaos and a pandemonium state of anarchy. That is where they rise to the occassion to seize power, in the cover of ‘peoples’ democracy’.

It was said that some people within DAP would be happy that the inquest findings would conclude that Teoh committted suicide. Otherwise, if it wasn’t, then there would me more inquiries. More inquiries could probably uncover a lot of things some people within DAP would try very hard to protect: Their involvement with the Lords of the Underworld Vices.

If it was true, then this would be catestrophic to Malaysian politics. The reasons are so obvious:

1. The party would be funded from unaccounted monies

2. Malaysia would be a state ruled by the Lords of Underworld Vices, who would dictate if not threaten the politcians to their whims and fancies

3. Hence, the underworld vices would be a Malaysian way of life where prostitution, unstructured gambling, sale of unprescribed drugs, extortions etc. is rampantly open

4. A new form of slavery, ruled by the Ah Longs will be instituted

The social fabric standing would naturally detetriorate, if not completely destroyed. Malaysia has already been mapped on the global human traficking watch.

It has been said that since Pakatan Rakyat Primates took over the administration of the Selangor State Government, the number of ‘health spas’ and ‘massage parlours’ have increased termendously. This is under the direct inducement by Selangor DAP Leaders.

Again, why do we bother to set up the inquest and Royal Commission of Inquiry? It is obvious that we need it, to protect ourselves from anarchists who use ‘intellectualism and universal values’ as their cover.

Published in: on July 24, 2009 at 00:08  Comments (38)