Teoh Beng Hock’s death needs explanation not wild accusations.

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!

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3 responses to “Teoh Beng Hock’s death needs explanation not wild accusations.

  1. First of all, the procedure for questioning TBH is wrong. It should not be done after office hours. Can the writer explain that ?

    Secondly, why did MACC question him until 3 am in the morning ? The procedure is wrong again.

    Thirdly, CCTV only showed him entering the building and never came out. They said they release him at around 3 am and don’t know what happen after that. Did MACC officers left him alone in the room, so much so that they did not know when he fell from the 14th floor. Do you need a nuclear scientist to figure this out ?

    Fourthly, for an amount of RM 2400, they haul TBH in after office hour for questioning, whereas the case of Toyol and his $24 million palace, no action is being done. Is there any logic in that.

    Some BN linked paper started to turn it into a racial issue, saying that they make so much noise because TBH is a Chinese, this adds fire to the whole issue. We are against the cruelty regardless of race, and regardless whether he is opposition member or not. Obviously this will not happen to BN member because they are special, look at the case of Toyol still smiling and makign stupid comment eventhough his RM24 million palace is still in the air. Obviously this “seldom” happen to a Malay like what the other DAP guy commented that as soon as he identified himself as a Malay, they did not make life too difficult for him.
    I am not being racist, but just putting forward the fact. And I should stop reading this stupid article half way through or stop commenting but just want to clear my chest. Jahanam you MF

  2. We are very sad that a precious life have been lost due to irresponsible MACC who are suppose to protect people while under their custody.
    I don’t like to speculate but the more MACC and police department try to hide the truth, the more I would like to say that the only reason why Teoh died was due to interrogation under duress. He was beaten as the blue marks were found on his stomach as reported in the press. Clearly MACC had resorted to such force inorder to get Teoh to admit to corruption charge! It is the only thing that is required to bring the opposition party down. Why? Because of the cronies, the old connection and for the sake of helping a few influential politicians who are out seeking revenge. They are seeking revenge because they were unseated or have lost their seats during the last election. Who are they? You can guess. Maybe MACC had been bought by them too. Who is to charge MACC or investigate them for corruption???? Unfortunately, Teoh succummed to the beatings and in panic, they had to plan the death to look like commiting suicide by throwing his body down the building. They then tell the stories that TBH had committed suicide or threatened by DAP members into commiting suicide!!! But they cannot fool the public for they know that Teoh was to get married the next day!!! Now they are in shit.
    My sincere condolences for Teoh’s family for no matter how much, it can replace a precious lost life.

  3. A tragic yet hilarious court proceeding took place in the Ipoh high court on September 8 when the judge blatantly contradicts himself in dismissing a suit brought by Perak PR speaker against the state BN speaker.

    Judge Azahar rejected Sivakumar suit to seek damages from Ganesan for assault and false imprisonment during the chaotic and violent state assembly sitting on May 7. He said the court had no jurisdiction to hear the case due to Federal Constitution Article 72 stipulating that – the validity of any proceeding in any state assembly cannot be questioned in any court.

    And yet in the same breath he declared that – the decision of the legislative assembly to remove the plaintiff as speaker and to appoint the defendant was conclusive and had been fairly determined by the state assembly on May 7, 2009.

    Now, the crux of the entire contention between the two speakers is: who is on the right side of law in the violent tussle for the speaker chair on May 7?

    By declaring Ganesan as the rightful speaker, Judge Azahar is in fact making a legal judgment. Is that not a breach of Article 72? How come he has no jurisdiction to hear Sivakumar grievances but has jurisdiction to judge Ganesan as legal speaker? Is that not a contradiction of the highest order?

    Apart from this atrocious double standard applied by the judge, the main flaw of the judgment is the inability to differentiate between assembly proceeding and criminal behaviour. What Sivakumar is seeking is redress for the unlawful physical violence inflicted on him. And Article 72 covers only businesses conducted in the assembly – not unlawful and criminal act.

    Judge Azahar has therefore wrongly used Article 72 to come to his judgment. To make it very clear that this is the case, I will quote in full the relevant clauses in Article 72 (Clauses 1 & 2) and explain the reasons why.

    Clause 1: The validity of any proceedings in the Legislative Assembly of any State shall not be questioned in any court.

    Clause 2: No body shall be liable to any proceedings in any court in respect of anything said or vote given by him when taking part in proceedings of the Legislative Assembly of any State or of any committee thereof.

    Note the operative words “proceedings” in Clause 1 and “anything said or any vote given” in Clause 2.

    It is abundantly clear what Article 72 refers to are the speeches and resolutions made in the assembly, not any criminal or unlawful act.

    But what happened on May 7 was complete pandemonium and chaos in the assembly hall. There was no chance to conduct any business at all, least of all any resolution passed. In fact the only business done on that day was the address by the Perak Regent Raja Nazrin Shah.

    And how was Sivakumar replaced by Ganesan during that pandemonium?

    While Sivakumar was sitting in the speaker chair, hordes of police personnel entered the assembly hall, allegedly on Ganesan order, and physically lifted, carried, dragged and moved speaker Sivakumar into a room where he was forcibly detained until the assembly sitting was over.

    And as soon as Sivakumar was removed from the hall, police personnel escorted Ganesan into the hall and ushered him to the speaker chair, with police personnel making a line to stand guard in front of Ganesan to prevent any assemblymen from reaching the speaker chair.

    The entire tragedy-comedy was stage managed by the police, and it is therefore more appropriate to say that while Sivakumar was elected by the assembly through a reolution, Ganesan was physically planted into the speaker chair by the police. And that about sums up what happened on that tragic-hilarious day.

    And since Judge Azahar appears to be so respectful of the constitutional principle of separation of power as demonstrated by his professed adherence to Article 72, is it not puzzling that he should have chosen to ignore completely the heinous violation of the doctrine of separation of power when hordes of police personnel invaded the assembly to physically replace one speaker with another?

    Is it not another shining example of double standard in the Malaysia Boleh tradition?

    After the series of judicial decisions that appear to wantonly trample the constitution and the law following the shameful power grab in Perak, the latest low represented by Azahar decision makes us wonder how much lower our judiciary can sink into, as many more judicial decisions in the same series are still pending.

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