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 reported:
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!