Malaysians committed to justice will not rest until the cover up of Teoh Beng Hock’s criminal and senseless killing five years ago are exposed and the killers brought to justice

Today is the fifth anniversary of the killing of DAP aide Teoh Beng Hock (TBH) at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Shah Alam.

The gloom over the unresolved murder of Teoh Beng Hock five years ago has been aggravated by the MACC statement yesterday that the three MACC officers implicated in the death of Teoh Beng Hock by the TBH Royal Commission of Inquiry had been cleared of indiscipline by the MACC special investigation team comprising its disciplinary board and the complaints committee (one of the MACC independent oversight committees).

The MACC statement sparked a new national round of shockwaves of disbelief and disgust at the continued degradation of credibility, independence, professionalism and integrity of important national institutions whether the judiciary, the Elections Commission, the police, the MACC or even a Royal Commission of Inquiry – testimony that the grave injustice of the unresolved killing of Teoh Beng Hock continues to be one of the greatest injustices in the 57-year history of the nation.

The Teoh Beng Hock RCI committed a great flaw when it failed to affix responsibility for Beng Hock’s death on the MACC although there were evidence galore before the RCI proceedings.

It was not just persons, namely various MACC officers led by Hishammuddin Hashim the then Selangor MACC Deputy Director and the “mastermind” of the illegal and massive 33-officer MACC “operation”, who must bear responsibility for Beng Hock’s death but also the institution of MACC as well.

The RCI report only made oblique references to the MACC’s role and responsibility for Beng Hock’s death without going for the jugular to pinpoint directly to MACC’s liability and responsibility.

This is most unsatisfactory and an abdication of responsibility of the TBH RCI on its specific term of reference “to enquire into the death of Teoh Beng Hock and the circumstances surrounding and contributing to his death”.

For instance, Para 336 of the TBH RCI said: “336: We are of the view that the death of TBH should not be in vain and all attempts should be made to improve the functioning of the MACC and the administration of criminal justice in the country as a result of our inquiry into the workings of the MACC. The evidence adduced showed that the MACC officers were prepared to go to great lengths to lie.”

The scandal of Beng Hock’s tragic death at the MACC headquarters in Shah Alam on July 16, 2009 is not just MACC officers “were prepared to go to great lengths to lie” but the MACC as an institution which went to great lengths to participate in a conspiracy of silence and lies to pervert the course of justice to “cover up” the actual causes and circumstances of Beng Hock’s death.

Beng Hock’s death would be “in vain” if firstly, his killers remain free and unpunished; and secondly, the MACC is not held responsible and liable for his death and instead allowed to “go to great lengths” to participate in a “cover-up” of the actual causes and circumstances of Beng Hock’s death at the TBH RCI, with MACC officers telling “lies after lies” at the RCI.
Malaysians who love justice will not rest until the “cover-up” of Teoh Beng Hock’s criminal and senseless murder is exposed and the killers, including MACC, are brought to justice.

DAP and Pakatan Rakyat will continue to highlight the injustice of Teoh Beng Hock’s unresolved murder at MACC premises as well as the growing list of custodial deaths especially in police lock-ups in the next meeting of Parliament.

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 5:40 pm

    The truth is TBH’s case, although unique in some ways, there have been others just as horrific in the past, the BMF murder scandal comes to my mind, 28 years and still unresolved – the BMF scandal may have been a private financial sector case and TBH likely involved the enforcement agencies themselves, but its still horrific injustice.

    Those who care are just too pre-occupied with their own needs and goals or many who would are simply deluged with the multitudes of issues and cases of misgovernance and miswrongs. Between those and the fact that many Malaysian are intrepid gamblers thinking “its not likely to happen to me or my close one”.. you are not going to get a huge rise out of most people anymore until another sensational case comes up..

    The fact of the matter is it speaks very badly of our Malaysian character that this case has lost so much of the public’s imagination. We complain about our rights, we complain about the wrongs, we complain about what should be this and that. But in the end, we also show ourselves too human for the herculean task that remain in front to change the system. Excuse of human failings is no longer really acceptable if you talk of change, excuse of realism is not what figthing for principles of this nation is all about – because they other side, they are willing to go much deeper and further and odds over-stacked for themselves..

    We are a lucky country, perhaps there will be another case that will reminds us, – and I hope how badly we don’t deserve it..

  2. #2 by cinaindiamelayubersatu on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 9:27 pm

    Di dunia depa lepas,
    Di akhirat nanti jawablah kamu.
    Ingat api neraka berpuluh kali panasnya dari api di dunia..

  3. #3 by good coolie on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 9:27 pm

    So the MACC fellows know who killed him but are sheltering the murderer. WHY?

  4. #4 by Godfather on Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 10:52 am

    The principles of natural justice in Malaysia:

    1. No Malaysian will be found guilty of a crime against a foreigner. Precedents include Altan Tuya and soon to be some Estonian model.

    2. No Malaysian enforcement officer, be it PDRM or MACC, will be found guilty of a crime against another Malaysian. Precedents include Kugan, Teoh Beng Hock, and others.

  5. #5 by undertaker888 on Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 1:53 pm

    Licensed serial killers in bolehland.

  6. #6 by cskok8 on Thursday, 17 July 2014 - 3:07 pm

    1. MACC panel cannot clear itself
    2. As long as TBH is in their custody; MACC is reponsible. So far they have not shown any proof that he has been “released”

    That much is very clear to me.

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