The Malaysian Insider – Umno papers slam MACC critics in Teoh’s death
Yawnnnnnnnn - why am I not surprised by the headlines?
The news article reported: Umno-controlled newspapers, Berita Harian and Mingguan Malaysia, today slammed critics for demonising the country’s graft-busters over Teoh Beng Hock’s death, with one suggesting there is an agenda to weaken Malay-controlled institutions. […]
… Berita Harian suggested the agenda was to weaken Malay-controlled institutions in the article, “Kematian Teoh timbulkan pelbagai spekulasi politik”, written by the New Straits Times group managing editor Zainul Ariffin Isa.
Not the unexpected bangsa, agama dan negara clarion call to defend the MACC, which in reality is merely an UMNO asset.
He wrote: “It is not just the Chinese or supporters of the Pakatan Rakyat who know anger and seek justice.”
“Suspicions have been raised especially among the non-Malays that MACC, which like other departments have many Malay officers, selectively chose non-Malays to be investigated.”
Well, my dear sir, haven’t they, that is, 'selectively chose non-Malays to be investigated'?
Why are only seven Chinese (yes, only Chinese) ADUNs of Selangor (from DAP and PKR) targeted for investigation by the MACC on the alleged abuses of their allocation of state funds?
(1) The notorious Disney World foray and Bali palace?
(2) Former Selangor BN exco going into frenzied spending of RM500,000 in a mere two months?
(3) Reports of alleged corruption against the assemblypersons of Jelapang, Behrang and Chagat Jering in Perak?
(4) Etc etc.
In fact, why not investigate the Malay (say, PAS) or Indian Pakatan ADUNs in Selangor?
No? In suppose that would affect ‘Malay unity’ if MACC were to harass PAS; I suppose the 67% swing back by Indians to the BN would also be jeopardised.
If these questions sound racial, guess who has been the one providing ample aggravated @r$*hole grounds for it?
Additionally, from Malaysiakini’s reports in Last man to see Teoh: MACC threatened me and The Malaysian Insider’s Another victim of MACC’s ‘racism’?, a Chinese and a Malay who were dragged in by MACC as ‘witnesses’ claimed racial insults were part of the MACC repertoire of interrogation techniques; torture was another, when a witness was made to stand still continuously for 4 hours. Is the MACC a modern day Kempetai?
However, the Malay witness related that he was spared further abuses when the MACC officer finally accepted him as a Malay.
The Malaysian Insider reported Dariff Din stating:
“They asked me if I was Chinese or Malay and I told them that I was Malaysian but they kept insisting on my race,” Dariff told reporters at the DAP Paramount service centre when relating details of his interrogation on July 15 by MACC officials.
He said they were mainly interested in his ethnicity rather than the case itself, adding the officer was curious because he looked Chinese but had a Malay name. He told them his father was Malay and mother was Chinese.
“Everything went smoothly after they learned that I was a Malay Muslim,” Dariff said, adding he was questioned about his background for another hour before they asked him how Lau’s office spent the state allocations.
Shades of BTN!
But we are left in no doubt that the MACC has failed abysmally in its official role as an anti-graft agency. It has by itself proven it is nothing more than an UMNO weapon to support the party’s political agenda.
Supposedly an anti corruption agency, the MACC has now gained through its disgraceful and unprofessional conduct, action and abuses the perverted notoriety of being (politically) corrupt itself.
It does not deserve standing as a public body anymore. Why should taxpayers fund an UMNO apparatus?
As for the Police, it has a record far more notorious than that of the MACC, thus we have no faith in the Police being able to conduct a professional, impartial and transparent investigation into the death of Teoh Beng Hock.
But having said that, will the Police examine the fact that MACC interrogated Teoh, a mere 'witness', for at least 12 hours into the wee hours, when even hardened criminals were not so persecuted?
Will it consider that Teoh was denied the presence of his lawyer when criminals would be, and he was alone in an interrogation where we now have, through at least 3 witness accounts, descriptions of the MACC’s racist, threatening and brutal techniques?
Will it consider that the doors of the Selangor MACC office operate on electronic access cards, which Teoh did not have? Will it thus consider what we have been wondering, how Teoh could have exited the confines of the building (at whichever floor) to jump or fall (or was pushed, either accidentally or deliberately)?
(but which, according to the logic of some UMNO blogs, DAP thugs must have possess those access cards - see paragraph after next on this)?
But the above questions are all academic because as I have said, we have no faith in the Police being able to conduct a professional, impartial and transparent investigation into the death of Teoh Beng Hock.
We might as well save public expenses in the investigation by adopting in full the views of some UMNO blogs which have aired the preposterous theory that Teoh was murdered by DAP 'underworld' thugs to silence him from exposing DAP ADUNs' crimes.
(yes, come to think of it, there were hundreds of DAP gangsters 'loitering' around the MACC building, armed with electronic access cards; why, they even 'nap' there!)
There are now only two functions left for MACC, namely:
(1) to account for its negligence and culpability in the unwarranted death of Teoh Beng Hock who was dragooned into its charge, and
(2) to be disbanded in ignominy as a shameful case of Lil’ Napoleons in a public body becoming Brown Shirt sturmtroopers for a political party.
For those responsible for Teoh's death, the following is for you:
But God doth call to the Home of Peace: He doth guide whom He pleaseth to a way that is straight.
To those who do right is a goodly (reward)- Yea, more (than in measure)! No darkness nor shame shall cover their faces! they are companions of the garden; they will abide therein (for aye)!
But those who have earned evil will have a reward of like evil: ignominy will cover their (faces): No defender will they have from (the wrath of) God: Their faces will be covered, as it were, with pieces from the depth of the darkness of night: they are companions of the Fire: they will abide therein (for aye)! - Surah 10 – Yunus Jonah: 25 - 27