I chose not to write about the sudden death of Teoh Beng Hock, the political aide of Selangor Executive Councilor in the vicinity of Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) few days ago. However today I think if justice is what all of us been trying to fight for, in my eyes looking from recent progress, most of us end up doing injustice towards others other than justice.
Unless if your school of thought permits and advocates the practice of ends justifying means, I guess you should discontinue your reading now.
Firstly, I would like to convey my condolences to the family of the deceased, and to all the mourners of his death too. I was as shocked as many of us here when I read the news and saw the horrifying picture of the body of Teoh lying still on the rooftop of Masalam Plaza, in pool of blood. As I was looking at the picture, too many questions lingered in my mind, and I was so eager to know the cause of his death.
But, I refrained from guessing what caused his death, because I think I will never be able to come to a conclusion just by observing the picture and reading the comments and articles from the internet. I can’t be doing CSI while sitting on the comfort of my chair, while taking sips from my cup of coffee. At least by doing so, I refrained myself from doing injustice to others and at the same time yearning for justice to be done to Teoh Beng Hock.
To my surprise, some of us in the online world had already made their minds, and knew wholeheartedly whose behind Teoh’s death. So it seems justice has been served – at least to them, politically too.
One day after Teoh’s death, the master of all provocateurs wrote an article telling to the finest details of how Teoh being aggressively interrogated and finally thrown out of the window. One more time, justice has been served, it seems – at least to the forever wild imaginations of the author.
In this another sad episode of Malaysian politics, someone see this as an opportunity and benefit from it, for good or bad. And the program in Kelana Jaya Stadium is the snap shot of how ‘lucky and peaceful’ Malaysia will be if this country is under the hands of Pakatan Rakyat. One thing for sure is, the judges will have more time to write their long delayed judgments because this PR people can use their crystal balls to fight crimes. Or they can just simply blame everything to BN, like what they are doing for the past 16 months. Easier said, easier done.
Justice is served when the accused is the enemy of Pakatan – so it seems.
I should be ready to face the wrath of Pakatan Rakyat supporters’ court for this article, they will not like this – I can assure you on this.
What matter the most now is for us to learn and know the due process of law, how justice is and should be served.
To implicate certain parties to be responsible for the death is an irresponsible act. To allow an uninterrupted investigations is the only sensible things to do especially when emotions run high.
Teoh Beng Hock’s death needs explanation, and not wild accusations. Those explanations can only be given if the investigations is done without external pressures to disqualify the body that is running the investigation. Yes, you might not like them, but not all policemen are jerks as what some of us think. You call them goons when they act against you, and when they are OK with you, they are now friend.
Not joining certain parties’ accusations against MACC does not make me less sympathetic, less empathetic to the families of Teoh Beng Hock. But it does make me an enemy to their (that certain parties) eyes. My way of fighting for justice to Teoh is not by making accusations, but to wait for the investigations to be completed.
I would question the action of an aide of the deceased for refusing to cooperate with police, and if I follow the ‘standard operating procedure (S.O.P)’ of you-know-who, he might top the list of the possible suspects. After all who would not be suspicious of such refusal to cooperate. And speaking of suspicion, I would be careful or suspicious with someone who showed ‘extra’ anger and reacted in unusual manner (i.e shouting, kicking the door). Haven’t you heard of a story of a kidnapper who pretended to help and participate in search and rescue team to find the body of already murdered victim? Those kind of bastards do exists. (If and only if I follow ‘their’ S.O.P)
I’m not saying MACC should not be held responsible, they should if they are, but if they are not guilty, should they? Who knows they are guilty even before investigations are done?
Well only if you own a crystal ball.
Justice for Beng Hock!