Now how else can we conclude from this strange verdict of the Coroner? Clearly he is under pressure not to take side. So he stood in the middle. So Teoh's death has to be a misadventure, or attacked by vampires or seventh-month ghosts and spirits. Puzzled.
Teoh family questions AG’s motive
Nantha Kumar and K Pragalath
KUALA LUMPUR: Teoh Beng Hock’s family has questioned Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail’s motive in seeking a revision of the coroner’s findings announced on Wednesday.
“Does he want it to be suicide?” asked Gobind Singh Deo, the family’s lawyer.
“I think the AG should tell us why is he filing a revision. What is he unhappy about?”
Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas delivered an open verdict, saying Teoh’s death was neither suicide nor homicide.
Gobind, speaking at a press conference here, said the AG should instead direct investigations into the coroner’s findings.
The inquest revealed weaknesses in police investigations into Teoh’s death, including a failure to find out how he got bruises in his neck.
He also questioned the rationale behind the government’s decision to exclude the cause of death from the terms of reference of the royal commission of inquiry, as announced by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak today.
Najib said the commission would study only the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) procedures to “determine whether there has been a violation of the human rights of Teoh Beng Hock during the investigation”.
Gobind said: “How are you going to ascertain the procedures did not violate Teoh’s human rights when we do not know what actually happened to him?”
He said he was “disturbed and disappointed” at the narrow scope of the inquiry.
“Why hold a royal commission now to look into the investigation procedures by the MACC? That aspect should have been looked into long ago. At the end of the day, everybody wants to know how Teoh died.”
Teoh Lee Lan, Beng Hock’s sister, said the family was still hoping for a royal commission that would investigate her brother’s death.
Responding to Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Nazri Aziz’s call to the family to accept the coroner’s decision, she said: “Would Nazri accept the decision if it was a member of his family who died?”
Just who is politicising Beng Hock's death, MCA?
This was what the Sun reported today in their article 'Don't politicise TBH inquest verdict: MCA':
“The MCA has extended its sympathy and condolences to the family of political aide Teoh Beng Hock, and criticised the Opposition for politicising the inquest decision.
“At a press conference today, MCA president Chua Soi Lek said: 'The unfortunate death of Teoh Beng Hock has been used as a political instrument to discredit the government.
'While we admit it has not been handled very well from the beginning, nor has it inspired confidence in the government, it should not be used as a political weapon. Doing so will only prolong the suffering of his family,' he said.
“He added that the MCA will discuss the matter in its next central committee meeting on how to help move this case forward …”
What a load of bull.
Nineteen months after Teoh's death and the conclusion of a lengthy coroner's inquest, the MCA president Chua Soi Lek says his party central committee will discuss the matter in its next meeting.
That is all our so-called Chinese leader had to say in response to an unacceptable open verdict by the coroner.
The self-confessed adulterer doesn't even have the courage to call for a royal commission of inquiry (RCI) into the death of a Pakatan Rakyat DAP aide while under the custody of the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
And he criticises the Pakatan for politicising the inquest decision. Now, who in the first place is politicising the death?
Was it the Pakatan government that took Teoh into custody for questioning as a witness who then failed to emerge alive?
Chua, please, don't play politics when a precious life has been lost.
Irrespective of political affiliation, Teoh died in custody and do you expect Malaysians to believe that no one in MACC knows what happened?
Sounds more like a cover up to protect those responsible for causing Teoh's death, directly or indirectly.
Chua also gave an illogical advice that prolonging the issue would mean prolonging the suffering of Teoh's family.
Please don't insult our intelligence this way. It is the government's lack of will to deliver justice for Teoh's death that is prolonging the issue.
Just find the culprits responsible for Teoh's death and the case will be closed. Period.
Or, are you too scared to push for this for fear of your own personal transgressions?.
I certainly don't place much hope on you and the MCA to take care of the rakyat's interest.