This is exactly the type of press that we do not want because allegations and innuendos will get us nowhere fast. Consider this piece:
“Well-placed sources and officials close to the MACC said Teoh was “manhandled and threatened” by investigators during a 10-hour interrogation as part of a political conspiracy to bring down opposition leaders, led by Anwar Ibrahim, and to implicate them for alleged misuse of funds.
“When he refused to do so, the officers dragged him to a window on the 14-story building and threatened to throw him out,” the said the source who was not authorized to speak to media”
These well placed sources who were not authorized to speak to the media – who are they to know these ‘facts’? Apart from the officers from MACC themselves the only other well placed sources that would be able to tell it like it is would be the fly on the wall – and to my knowledge they do not speak. Will MACC break ranks and have their own rat on them? Not likely but we can hope against hope. As to this political conspiracy to bring down opposition leaders – come lah, we are also trying to do the same thing to them. Our methods differ but when push come to shove methinks that Anwar can come up with some tricks up his sleeves too – remember his ‘fight’ with Mahathir?
“It was reported yesterday that from the line of questioning by the police with Teoh’s family members, it was apparent that they were trying to absolve the MACC from any blame or liability. Both Malaysiakini and Malaysian Insider had reported this.
According to these reports, most of the questions focused on the possibility that Teoh’s death COULD NOT have been caused by MACC’s officers and that Teoh was a troubled and suicidal person”
Of course they are trying to absolve the MACC from any blame or liability!! Would you expect anything less when the Police are investigating themselves? Have you seen any of those ragut or snatch thieves own up to what they have done even when caught red handed by the public? If they feel sorry for themselves it is because they were caught and certainly not for stealing. The Police would be insulting themselves if they try anything less. As for their line of questioning – asking about suicidal tendencies is routine in a sudden death situation like TBH.
We must remember that whatever we come up with – eyewitness accounts, videotapes, recordings etc – there are ways and means for them to close one eye and shut the other. Hell they even go so far as to ask for that to be done officially. In the past they have got away with it time and time again - but like when Anwar was hit while under Police Custody – if the proof is overwhelming – if it looks like murder, if there are overwhelming evidence to say that they have committed murder and if everything points to a murder and if it really was murder – then the powers that be will have to say that it is murder. They are not going to protect the Police if it means that they are going to go down together. Until then – we wait and see.
Methinks MACC will fall on its own sword – for well have they pledge allegiance to God and loyalty to King and country ..they better hope that King and Country will save them because God certainly will not.