Monday, February 21, 2011

RCI on Teoh's death - 9 inches could possibly be 11.5 inches?

In the RCI on Teoh Beng Hock’s mysterious death in the Selangor MACC building while the deceased was there (supposedly) as a witness in an alleged RM2,500 corruption case against his boss, a DAP ADUN, Selangor police forensic expert Chief Inspector Mazli Jusoh testified he found no evidence that Teoh had jumped to his death.

Golly be, this naturally shifted the spotlight on a cause of possible murder, manslaughter or, at the very least, an act of God.

But today, The Malaysian Insider

Ultra-violet light showed a shoeprint on the window frame of the building where Teoh Beng Hock fell to his death, the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) heard today. DSP Sharul Othman Mansor who was part of the police forensic crime scene investigation team said he found a nine-inch shoeprint on the window frame on the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam Shah Alam.

Conducting officer Kwan Li Sa then pointed out that since the length of Teoh’s shoe was 11.5 inches (based on Sharul’s measurements of the court exhibit at the inquiry), that fact eliminated the shoeprint as belonging to Teoh.

But RCI chairman James Foong rejected that conclusion, chiding Kwan: “It is not your duty to prove one thing or another. It could be the shoe is slightly longer or concentrated part is shorter.”

A reader of The Malaysian Insider commented that Foong, in dismissing the conducting officer's point, sounded like he was cross examining the conducting officer.

But thank god in all his infinite wisdom that we are blessed with an observant still-serving judge as chairman of the RCI. Kaytee would have said the same thing as Kwan, that a 9 inch shoeprint obviously would not have belonged to a 11 inch size shoe. It does seem the logical conclusion to arrive at. But then, I’m not a judge so what the f* do I know!


  1. Those selected for RCI are for a reason : corrupted beneath their bone.

  2. Fingerprints? Not strong enough to take samples. Shoeprint, not strong enough to take samples. So, much evidence all rejected by visual inspection.

    What would have been the harm if they had gone ahead and taken prints and then shown it in court and RCI. Wouldn't that have shown I Polis Raja are unbiased and truly professional?

    we are all of 1 Race, the Human Race

  3. Saiful's erected bonker is 9 cm and yet he claims it is 11.5 cm. How can man?

  4. Ktemoc,#
    I am absolutely not surprised if the RCI has upheld the suicide case on TBH. I am totally speechless on what's going on....I am still hoping for another egypt in Malaysia

  5. No Fingerprints, no Shoeprint?

    Simple--- he was hurled out from the window. Try it yourself if you don't believe me.

  6. Kaytee,

    I am just as pissed off as you about the issues mentioned.

    Malaysia needs to drop down a lot more before the Tunisian-Egyptian and probably Libyan magic gets here.