Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng ... questioned why the inquest into Teoh’s death had yet to turn up anything conclusive?
“Why after one year are we still searching and groping for answers”, he asked?
"There has to be closure for the family There should be accountability so that those responsible can be brought to justice?”
Last night I expressed my belief to a sweetie that there will be no justice for Teoh Beng Hock, for the reason the UMNO-led government is reluctant to bring to book the perpetrator(s) of the crime of Teoh’s death.
It doesn’t matter whether it was murder or manslaughter, but we may be sure that the authority will continue to push the original cause of suicide.
Teoh was the man who would have marry the day immediately after his so-called suicide. He even sent a message to his best man reminding his matey of the big day “tomorrow”, and MACC would want us to believe he committed suicide.
Then there was also a fallback cause just in case the ‘suicide’ reason was demolished (as it was!) – hey, maybe Teoh was ‘murdered’ by gangsters to silence him from ‘spilling the beans’. There was another suspicious bloke in the building, wasn’t there?
The 2nd one was far more preferable because it would have ALSO implicated the DAP.
But alas, the words on his supposed suicide were already out, so the fallback cause became so dodgy and in fact too close to the truth of Teoh being done in, mind you, NOT by alleged DAP gangsters but other 'gangsters'.
The cover up will continue regardless, for the reason it’s the Malaysian way.
Admitting Teoh’s death is attributable to some or even one MACC officer’s fault, negligence or action would not be acceptable as that would jeopardise the ruling government's unprofessional, unethical and incestuous relationships with the so-called public institutions (MACC, Police, etc).
It explains why the police would never be held accountable for the deaths of Udayappan, Kugan and other Indians in custody.
This lamentable kiasu attitude reminds me of a quote attributed to Harry Truman who said of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza. "He's a bastard, but he's our bastard!"
I predict with certainty that Teoh’s death will be confirmed as suicide or, at best, to reasons unknown (an open verdict). I pray I may be proven wrong!