Death at MACC HQ – The people will judge…

By Dr. Rafick

1. It was a shocked to me to read Malaysian Insider a few minutes ago that Teoh Beng Hock, the political secretary of Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead in at the MACC Headquarters. To me it is a bloody shocking and unacceptable situation. I wrote this piece immediately after the news broke out pub did not publish it as my mind was really disturbed over the event.


2. It was reported that at a press conference, the MACC director of investigations Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdul said Teoh was questioned from 5pm yesterday to 3.45am and was released soon after. Apparently said he was tired and so he rested on a settee in the lobby. He was seen sleeping on the settee at 6am. It was also reported that at about 1.30pm, the MACC Director said, they heard that a body had been found on the 5th floor of the adjacent building and when one of the MACC officers went to investigate, he realized it was one of their witnesses.

3. His death is not good for the country. I read the statement by Dato Shukri over and over again and I find it perplexing. Why would Teoh be sleeping at the Sofa after being released? Shouldn’t he be calling his family members, friends, his fiancé or political colleagues to inform them that he has been released and need a ride home?

4. The death is a bad omen for the country. It is a bad sign internationally. In the mind of the people, the action of the police and MACC has always been slanted. The death of a politician while he is in the compound of MACC raises a lot of questions. No one that I talk to believes that it is an accident. Speculation is rife that it is murder or an accident while being interrogated. The government can say it views the incident seriously and looking at setting up a royal commission.

5. In reality with the current BN government is perceive of muscling the opposition using the country enforcement agencies. The movement of the Malaysian Non BN political parties has always been monitored. I would not be surprised that there is a dedicated task force that is monitoring the movement, actions and decisions made by the PR MPs, ADUN’s and State Exco’s.

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