Thursday, 7 April 2011

Just Like Teoh Beng Hock

Right after lunch, my friend excitedly sent me this news article:

A Customs officer died today after falling from the third floor of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) building on Jalan Cochrane where he was being investigated over a billion ringgit in unpaid taxes.

My first reaction was one of shock. My second was one of incredulity - you'd think with Teoh Beng Hock's death, the MACC would be more careful when carrying out their interrogations.

I was shocked because I had been hearing the news of this customs officer being investigated on every radio station on my way to work. No name was supplied, as far as I could remember.

I distinctly remember this news being broadcast on the radio because I used to roll my eyes so frequently at the MACC's attempt to look as if they investigate anyone who is involved in graft and corruption - and not only political opponents.

If MACC was genuinely sincere about fighting corruption, they would haul in all the BN politicians and have them account for their huge mansions cum palaces that they dwell in and the multiple trips that they take abroad at the expense of the tax payer.

But MACC does not do that.

Instead, it victimizes a young political aide and is instrumental in his premature death - just a day before his wedding at that!

This shocks the entire nation, and to date, nothing appears to appease or placate the public outrage. Not a "suicide note", not an Royal Commission of Inquiry.

It is dangerous especially now during election season, where public anger towards BN could potentially lead to BN losing seats to PR in a BIG way.


So this political angle has to be neutralised. BN doesn't want to be seen as the dominant bully who heartlessly kills its opponents. BN doesn't want to be punished.

MACC can no longer be seen as an ally of BN, or vice versa. In fact, it appears that MACC has been chosen to take the rap for allowing its witnesses to:
- commit suicide
- fall out of windows
- grow wings and attempt to fly
- test the theory of gravity
- display no sense of barophobia (learned a new word today, haven't you?)

Of course, MACC's insistent claim is that Teoh Beng Hock committed suicide. They say that is generally what people who have committed a crime and been caught red-handed do.

Now they are going to say that this custom officer had a huge sense of guilt and decided to end his own life. Just like Teoh Beng Hock.

It is just a matter of convenience that they have not disclosed the name of the customs officer in question. Though it really doesn't matter.

You and I are not going to do a DNA check on the dead man's body to verify if it really is the customs officer or some vagabond they found on the side of the road that no one cared about.

As long as they convince some people that the BN government and the MACC play by the rules. That is their goal and motive.



Joshua Lopez said...

Do you see the magnitude of anger when it involves a bumiputera?!

Anonymous said...

I too suspect that this is a conspiracy from the gov to justify that those who is guilty will commit suicide.. n therefore close case on TBH..
So many ppl like to jump from MACC building..yah ass..the custom officer is the unlucky one to become scapegoat..

Joshua Lopez said...

he may have had to jump down instead of opening a can of maggots!

Crankster, can you please tell me what this fucking bastard is talking about in the article below?!! It's in today's Yahoo News.

By Yow Hong Chieh

KUALA LUMPUR, April 7 — Perkasa president Datuk Ibrahim Ali appeared to suggest today it was Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail’s fault that her husband, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, was allegedly recorded having sex with a prostitute.

Without mentioning either opposition leaders’ names, Ibrahim said it was the responsibility of a wife to take care of her husband’s “needs” if she did not want him to stray.

“If not, then he might go to tempat-tempat sulit (private places) and then unwanted videos will come out,” he told the Dewan Rakyat today.

The outspoken Malay rights crusader had been asking Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office Datuk Dr Mashita Ibrahim about the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia’s (Jakim) efforts in educating Muslim wives of their responsibilities.

Ibrahim said often a wife would tell her husband she was too busy to pay him attention even though he may have been “excited” by something he saw at the traffic light or the shops.

“When the husband has the need and she’s cooking, she’ll say, ‘Please hold on, I’m cooking,’” he said.

“From a Muslim perspective, the wife has to drop all of this. She must give priority to her husband’s needs.”

A sex video allegedly showing Anwar having sex with a prostitute came to light two weeks ago when it was screened to senior editors and journalists at the prestigious Carcosa Seri Negara.

The screening had been arranged by the mysterious “Datuk T”, later revealed to be former Melaka chief minister Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik, businessman Datuk Shazryl Eskay Abdullah and Perkasa treasurer-general Datuk Shuib Lazim.

A 107-second snippet from the sex video then surfaced on several pro-Umno blogs earlier this week, prompting Dr Wan Azizah to deny that the man in the video was Anwar.

Crankster said...

Evidently sex is always on their minds, more so amidst their puritan stance.

I guess it's good for restaurant businesses since food will be regularly burned and families would have to go out to eat instead.