What is the use of MCA, Gerakan and MIC Ministers remaining in Cabinet if three of the four major Barisan Nasional component parties in Peninsular Malaysia could be overruled on a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Teoh Beng Hock’s mysterious death at MACC?

MCA President Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat has finally said that the four MCA Ministers support the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the mysterious death of Teoh Beng Hock, 30, the political secretary to Selangor DAP State Exco and State Assemblyman for Seri Kembangan, Ean Yong Han Hwa who went to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Shah Alam to co-operate in its investigations but end up as a corpse at the MACC Hqrs last Thursday 16th July 2009.

Gerakan President Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon has also finally declared yesterday that Gerakan supports the establishment of a RCI into Teoh’s death.

MIC President, Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu said yesterday that MIC Minister for Human Resources Dr. S. Subramaniam will support in Cabinet the proposal to set up a RCI.

So far, the only Minister and Barisan Nasional component party to openly declare opposition to the establishment of a RCI into Teoh’s death is Datuk Peter Chin, Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water from SUPP.

There are also UMNO Ministers who are supportive of a RCI into Teoh’s death, like the Minister for Information, Communication and Culture, Datuk Seri Dr. Rais Yatim who said yesterday that the setting up a RCI to investigate Teoh’s death can remove whatever doubt the people may have because the outcome of investigation by the Commission will carry more weight compared to other investigations.

He said the request to form the RCI should be supported by everyone and that as a member of the Cabinet, he would not oppose the suggestion.

With the three major parties of the Barisan Nasional in Peninsular Malaysia – MCA, Gerakan and MIC – declaring public support for a RCI, together with Ministers from Umno (with only the solitary objection from the SUPP Minister), the question that must be asked is:

What is the use of MCA, Gerakan and MIC Ministers remaining in Cabinet if three of the four major Barisan Nasional component parties could be overruled on the establishment of Royal Commission of Inquiry into Teoh Beng Hock’s mysterious death at MACC?

The reason why a RCI is imperative and that no second option is acceptable is because Malaysians have lost confidence in the independence and professionalism of the police in impartially dealing with high-profile political cases.

The 1998 scandal of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s “black eyes” while in police custody is the most classic case where only a RCI could force out the truth that it was perpetrated by the then Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Rahim Noor in the presence of top police officers and debunk police and government allegations that Anwar’s “black eyes” were “self-inflicted wounds”.

Another case which illustrates the collapse of public confidence not only in the police but important national institutions to act efficiently and professionally is the allegation of underworld links to the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat state government.

Even the Attorney-General, Tan Sri Gani Patail reacted with lightning speed to the allegation of the underworld links of a Pakatan Rakyat state executive councillor, particularly on the use of his office in the state secretariat building as a meeting room for criminals, declaring within 24 hours of the allegation that “he wants the police to look into the matter immediately”. (“A-G calls for immediate probe into allegations” NST 12 July 2009).

Gani said on Saturday, 11th July 2009: “I want this matter investigated. If a police report isn’t lodged soon, I will call up the police on Monday morning and ask them to investigate.”

The police duly swung into immediate action on Monday in its investigations against the Selangor Pakatan Rakyat state government.

In contrast, compare the utter indifference of Attorney-General, the police and the MACC to the recent public allegations of the MCA President and Transport Minister,Ong Tee Keat of “evil and corrupt elements” with increasing influence in government and Cabinet to the extent that corruption and decadent rule have emerged from the “darkness” into the open to victimise and frustrate justice and integrity as well as attempts to block his publication of the limited PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report on the Port Klang Free Zone scandal.

If these allegations had been made against the Pakatan Rakyat, PR leaders would have been subjected to the fullest investigations but there has been no action whatsoever by the Attorney-General, the Police and the MACC on Ong’s very serious allegations about “dark forces in high places”!

For these reasons, there can be no option or alternative to the establishment of a RCI to get into the bottom of Teoh’s death.

I still expect the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak on announce the establishment of such a RCI on his return from overseas and not to wait for the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Najib should consult with Pakatan Rakyat leaders, the first to call for RCI into Teoh’s death, in deciding on the composition and terms of reference of the RCI so that it would command continued public confidence that there would be no cover-up into the real culprits and actual causes of Teoh’s death.

  1. #1 by Godfather on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 11:20 am

    Najib will say “no” because the warlords in UMNO are against the establishment of the RCI, and he will try to explain this to the “hamba” parties in BN. Then Ong Ta Kut, Koh Tsu Koon and Semi Value will all backtrack and say that they understand the circumstances of their UMNO master.

    No RCI because the MACC is a venerable Malay institution, and to knock the MACC is to knock the Malays – that’s according to the Malay mainstream press.

  2. #2 by k1980 on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 11:24 am

    Dollah claimed that he would had abolished the isa were he still PM today.

    Hitler also claimed that he would dismantle the gas chambers had he been still Chancellor today (for the simple reason that there are no more Jews left to be gassed)

  3. #3 by All For The Road on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 11:26 am

    The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Teoh’s death is definitely the answer to all the suspicion and mystery that is in everybody’s mind now!

  4. #4 by taiking on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 11:58 am

    Of court najib will veto the thing. Reason. “The matter is now is the hands of the police. So no need for any tribunal.” Stupid reason of course.

  5. #5 by Bigjoe on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 12:05 pm

    I don’t think Najib is against a RCI. His consideration is can he set up an RCI that will not be able to poke into things that is NOT immediately related to the case. In other words, the fight will be over ‘terms of reference’ and who will be on the RCI. If the fight on terms of reference and who will be on the RCI is going to be acrimonius, it just drag on the case and does little good for him politically and could be worst.

    So he need to talk NOT to his Cabinet but to the MACC to figure out how to make sure an RCI don’t poke around places they don’t want poke around…

  6. #6 by sjchange on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 12:15 pm

    (1) Malaysian Cabaret Association,
    (2) Girl and rakan,
    (3) Malaysian Insane Congress
    are belong to the worst home made stunt video.

    Because there are 2 horror big box offices highly above them:

    1) Unit Musnah Negeri Orang,
    directed by Najis Rasuah

    2) Pondan Di Riwayat Maksiat,
    directed by Makhluk Hantu

  7. #7 by SpeakUp on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 12:54 pm

    Bigjoe … I think they need to decide who will be handed to the mob to be crucified. They are planning carefully.

  8. #8 by House Victim on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 3:21 pm

    While the pressing for a RCI is essential, WHAT to investigate and WHO such be there is surely equally important to fix. Or, a cosmetic “RCI” show would come again!

    1. Basically, the MACC Act has to be revealed as there are big loopholes, inconstitutional, and BIAS, lacking monitoring, missing well defined Codes of Practice, over empower to PM, including the amending of Rules and Regulations, leaving a great number of great area for the Commission to define and act.

    2. The Codes of Practice, if any, and What had been Practiced are surely another important point of Investigation. WHY MACC rejected lawyer to be present? Why only ONE officer doing the questioning? And, no CCTV? In most cases, the Police refuses to provide copy of the Statement to the Witness or the Complainant!! In many cases, the Police and MACC did not act like a Disciplinary Force for the People!!

    3. I strongly believe the RCI needs to have the present of a Senior Officer or advisor from foreign Anti-corruption Agent, such as ICAC HK, if Malaysia really want a competent Anti-corruption Unit. Where the Rights of People or procedures are much more transparent

    They cannot even Respect the Rights of People, without BIAS and stick to Rules and Regulations, even to qualify them as Disciplinary Force!!

    4. By the way, what are the criteria for calling up an RCI? There must be a Law or Act that could initiate a RCI and not subject to YES or NO of someone? Especially, when MACC and Police are not suggested to any Monitoring of other Units!!

  9. #9 by yhsiew on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 6:12 pm

    If Big-Brother does not want a RCI, dare the younger brothers ask for one?!!

  10. #10 by taiking on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 6:13 pm

    Wow macc already pronounced a success months ago before it started work. Now I see the real reason.

    seefour scandal
    unaccounted 500m commission payment to baginda razak
    Perak illegal power grab.
    12.5b PKFZ scandal
    murder of beng hock
    24m jigong err toyo palace

    I call for najib’s resignation. I reject him as prime minister of malaysia.

  11. #11 by jamalmalikslumdog on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 8:35 pm

    I can see Najib’s problem.
    He’s probably thinking – “How do I defend the indefensible?”

  12. #12 by SpeakUp on Tuesday, 21 July 2009 - 10:21 pm

    Why call for a RCI now when the last (Linggam tape affair) was slammed by everyone? Remember the nasty words cast against them? So why would a RCI now be good for the deceased? I think many need to learn that we have to be consistent. If we want a RCI then we better not start to put them down as they do their work.

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