Malaysiakini - Customs officer dies after falling off MACC building
The Chinese and Japanese shun the taboo word '4' because their respective pronunciations of the word 'si' and 'shi' sound like 'die'. It's considered bad luck and an ominous omen to use the word, especially on auspicious occasions.
To avoid it the Japanese even employ an indigenous word 'yon' in lieu.
As a kid, I remember my mum forbidding us kids to utter the word on Chinese New Year's day - we were instructed to use (not unlike the Japanese) a non-Chinese word, which in our case was obviously the Malay 'empat'.
Now, the letter 'C' in English sounds exactly like '4' in Hokkien. Consider MACC, where there's a double 'C'. Given the recent death of Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed, a Custom officer by 'falling from height' at the same MACC building where Teoh Beng Hock was killed, thus a second/similar tragedy, can you blame people for saying:
MACC = Masuk, Akan Cee (Si), Cee (Si)!
You wonder, don't you, when people keep dying at MACC and police stations.