Call for RCI into why no action had been taken on earlier police reports as far back as 2005 against the lawyer brothers linked to the mass murders of Sosilawati and 3 others


The Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon said yesterday that “All quarters should work together in making the 1 Malaysia concept and the Government Transformation Programme (GTP) a success instead of creating controversial issues which will not do any good to the country’s development”. (Malaysian Insider)

He said what was more important now was for all quarters to pay attention to improve the country’s economy and offer better service to the people, both in the urban and rural areas.

“If there are views or criticisms, the criticisms should be something constructive and positive and not something that could create disharmony among the parties.

As example he cited: “For example, a crime should not be linked to a racial issue because it will not do any good to anybody.”

The Umno newspaper, Utusan Malaysia has been most guilty of being negative, destructive and even downright irresponsible, mischievous and malicious in its campaign to undermine national unity and harmony in the country.

It is most deplorable that Utusan Malaysia had tried to politicise and racialise the heinous, gruesome and despicable mass murders of Datuk Sosilawai Lawiya and three others in Banting for its ignoble objectives, publishing the defamatory insinuation and double lies on Sept. 16 that DAP was siding with the mass murderers and had been silent on the mass murders either because the “Datuk” killer was DAP member or DAP “fights for the rights of a certain race only”.

In actual fact, DAP had come out with an unreserved condemnation of the mass murders of Datuk Sosilawati and three others when such terrible crimes came to light on Sept. 12, and in my first press conference in Kota Kinabalu on Sept. 15 on my return to Malaysia from the Shanghai World Expo, I had also denounced in the strongest possible terms the heinous, gruesome crimes of the mass murders of Sosilawati and three others.

What is the use of Tsu Koon preaching about 1Malaysia when he dared not denounce the gutter journalism practised by Utusan Malaysia?

I join the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak in congratulating the police for their efficiency in solving the mass murders of Datuk Sosilawati and three others.
The Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin is on public record as saying that the police have established a strong case against the two lawyer brothers and six others over the murder of the cosmetic millionaire and her three associates, and expect to submit their report on the murders to the Attorney-General’s Chambers in the coming week.

Malaysians regardless of race, religion or political affiliation demands speedy justice to be meted out to the mass murderers who should not expect any mercy for their horrific crimes.

With the police halting evidence gathering at the farm in Ladang Gadong where the murders allegedly took place and Sungai Panchau where their bodies were believed to have been burnt and dumped, the time has come for the authorities to address the other public concern arising from the mass murders of Sosilawati and the three others.

This is the shocking police inaction over numerous police reports lodged against the two lawyer brothers linked to the Sosilawati mass murders going as far back as 2005, involving fraud, criminal breach of trust, missing persons and murder, and the public concern that Sosilawati and the three other victims would still be alive today if the police had acted efficiently and professionally on these police reports.

In yesterday’s Star, Comm Mohd Bakri was asked whether an internal investigation would be conducted on the lack of action on previous missing person reports before the high-profile murder of Sosilawati emerged, and he replied: “Let us focus on the murders first.”

With the police finalising their reports to the Attorney-General on the Sosilawati mass murders, focus must now return to the question whether Sosilawati and the three others would still be alive today if the police had acted efficiently and professionally on the spate of serious police reports against the two lawyer brothers and why there had been no police action to protect the public since the first police report against the lawyer brothers was lodged five years ago in 2005.

There can be no denial that the efficiency of the police action in solving the Sosilawati mass murders cannot undo the grave damage to the country’s investment climate caused by adverse national and international media reports of how serious and rampant crimes had been allowed to go unchecked – with foreign media reports speculating that up to 20 people both local and foreign could have been killed and their bodies dumped into a river based on 300 bone fragments recovered in Sungai Panchau.

An internal police investigation is completely inadequate, unsatisfactory and unacceptable to restore both public and investor confidence and I call for the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to establish why no action had been taken on earlier police reports dating as far back as 2005 against the lawyer brothers linked to the mass murders of Datuk Sosilawati and three others.

(Media comments after the launching of the DAP Pasir Pinji Service Centre Foodfair at Tou Mou Temple, Ipoh on Sunday, 19th September 2010 at 9 am)

  1. #1 by ENDANGERED HORNBILL on Sunday, 19 September 2010 - 6:46 pm

    Koh Tsu Koon should just go and carry a ‘tanglung’ and walk himself into the sunset. He is just a wishy-washy, incompetent, ineffective leader.

    I am sorry, Tsu Koon. You are just a nice guy. But Malaysia needs more than a nice guy to run this country – leaders, innovators, courageous thinkers; not crappy cowards, lip-service waiter-type politicians or idea-less seat-warmers.

  2. #2 by yhsiew on Sunday, 19 September 2010 - 6:56 pm

    ///why no action had been taken on earlier police reports dating as far back as 2005 against the lawyer brothers linked to the mass murders of Datuk Sosilawati and three others./// – Kit

    Perhaps bribes were paid to stop police investigation.

  3. #3 by boh-liao on Sunday, 19 September 2010 - 7:42 pm

    No action bcos polis, like Utusan M, also tot dat d “Datuk” killer was DAP member mah
    Polis trained 2 always hormat any YB Datuk who can do no wrong 1, got title what

  4. #4 by dawsheng on Sunday, 19 September 2010 - 7:46 pm

    For those who still have a sound mind are completely dumbfounded by the prolongation of KTK’s political survival, that such a bootlicker still have the capacity to speak pertaining to a country’s wellbeing could possibly warrant a RCI to unearth, whether or not his function as KPI Minister is of any use. Not only he epitomizes the sense of hopelessness in a leader, the continuation of his political career evoked our feelings of constant sorrow, to which we wonder, what have we done to deserve him?

  5. #5 by Taxidriver on Sunday, 19 September 2010 - 9:36 pm

    Tak aneh sangat ni. Biasanya kalau kepala busuk, badan dan kakinya tentu busuk jua.

  6. #6 by cemerlang on Monday, 20 September 2010 - 12:08 am

    Nothing to do with race. But everything to do with money. Just because she was a millionaire and she had the backing of political figures, her case becomes a hot case. What about Teoh, what about other cases that demand immediate action but now becomes an overdue action ? The moral of the story is no money, no action. Rakyat di dahulukan. You mean rakyat kaya di dahulukan.

  7. #7 by undertaker888 on Monday, 20 September 2010 - 7:48 am

    Pdrm=polis dibeli ringgit Malaysia. what else can we expect? they are calling nurul, anwar etc as traitors. We wonder who are the greatest traitors. in the end it is this ketuanan people that sold off this country rather than the pendatangs.

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  8. #8 by Bigjoe on Monday, 20 September 2010 - 9:18 am

    Precisely the point. What is the use of solving these cases when the whole incident SHOULD be prevented in the first place? Sosilawati and 3 others should not have been in danger in the first place. Whose blood of Sosilawati and 3 others like Aminulrasyid Teoh Beng Hock’s, Kugan and many others are in UMNO/BN hands.

  9. #9 by undertaker888 on Monday, 20 September 2010 - 9:39 am

    watch the movie titled “Changeling” starring Angelina jolie. You can draw the similarities there. there are RPK, Karpal, Deo similarities there too, especially the pastor and the lawyers.

  10. #10 by k1980 on Monday, 20 September 2010 - 11:17 am

    Gerakan should hold a nation-wide EGM to decide the fate of its president, KTK. He and Teng need to ride into the sunset on their donkeys together

  11. #11 by Godfather on Monday, 20 September 2010 - 12:23 pm

    Comment #4 (Dawsheng) is absolutely spot on. I look at Koh Tsu Koon and I think: What is this guys, obviously bright academically, doing in government via the back door ? He reads other blogs, so he knows what people think of him. He’s been BN’s lapdog for so long, and it’s beginning to wear him down – the constant “yes sirs” to “everything is OK” comments to his UMNO masters.

    How long can a person take of such torture and deprivation ?

  12. #12 by Peter on Monday, 20 September 2010 - 12:33 pm

    GERAKAN/MCA/MIC/PPP etc.. are all irrelevant since 0308. They are all just “hangar ons” to their UMNO masters in BN. KTK that praying mantis lookalike is a goner. He can only talk and wag his doggy tail whenever with his UMNO masters. Just look at Penang right now under PKR. It has prospered and move forward with the international community while GERAKAN/MCA/MIC/PPP leaders are still trying and tearing to be relevant to the rakyat. My advice to them is give up la and join PKR.

  13. #13 by tuahpekkong on Monday, 20 September 2010 - 1:32 pm

    Police inaction over numerous police reports lodged as far back as 2005? Hardly surprising. Only they themselves and God know why they act promptly on some cases while dragging their feet on others. Police inaction is not limited only to the above case. If not because of the local police’s connivance, how can illegal activities like the taking of illegal 4-D bets still rampant and happen right under their nose in many towns and new villages? Sometimes, it appears that Bukit Aman Police know the whereabouts of illegal activities better than the police in our neighbourhood.

    As for Utusang (sorry, I have a betel nut in my mouth), this newspaper has been playing up racial sentiment and spreading lies regularly over the past 30 years, the latest lie being that we would face severe internal stife because a certain group was trying to amend the Constitution. Just look at the circulation and the total number of readership, even Malays do not trust this newspaper.

  14. #14 by good coolie on Wednesday, 22 September 2010 - 11:09 pm

    MCA, MIC and Gerakan, and by implication their weak leaders do not exist politically. They will be thrown crumbs by UMNO Baru in the form of Senatorial Ministerships and other sinecures. From the view-point of politics, they are dead men walking.

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