Friday, 17 July 2009

Muhyiddin: No to Royal Commission...

Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has brushed off suggestions (read here and here) for the government to set up a royal commission to investigate the death of Teo Beng Hock in Shah Alam yesterday saying that police are already handling the matter.

“The police are investigating and we should just wait until they complete their investigation," the deputy prime minister told reporters after chairing the Cabinet committee meeting on foreign workers here today.

But he made a promise that "no stone will be left unturned" in the probe into the death of the 30-year-old political secretary to Selangor executive councillor and Seri Kembangan state assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah.

Teoh was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after being questioned by officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

He was brought in to the MACC office for questioning on Wednesday evening over investigations into alleged misappropriation of funds by his boss.

Calling on all parties to allow the police to conduct their investigations without any hindrance, Tan Sri Muhyiddin also advised the public to be rational and not hurl accusations at anyone as this would only create more misunderstandings.

He said the Government was not trying to to cover up up the truth adding that it wants a transparent investigation on the matter.

On the the arrest (read here and here ) of several people involved in a protest staged outside the MACC office this morning, he said the police were acting within their powers.

About 300 protesters had gathered (pic left) outside the building demanding that MACC be investigated for Teo's death.

At least seven protesters were arrested. They included Kapar MP S . Manikavasagam and Selangor exco Dr Xavier Jayakumar.


Anonymous said...

The problem, sir, we just dont trust the police to conduct the investigation based on its track record.

Anonymous said...

Saya setuju dengan TS Muhyiddin. Biar Polis menjalankan siasatan dan jangan buruk sangka & membuat spekalusi mengenai kes ini.

Ini akan create misunderstanding.

Bukan kah ini satu nasihat yang baik. Mengapa nak mengeruhkan keadaan?

Aku tak faham dengan pihak pembankang. Depa saja yang betul.

Depa ingat siasat hari ini boleh selesai esok hari?

Anonymous said...

And furthermore we don't trust you, Muydeen.

mat top said...

Kita serahkan kepada kebolehan dan kebijaksanaan polis untuk menyelasaikan kes kematian ini.

Sama ada mangsa dibunuh atau membunuh diri. janganlah pandai-pandai membuat andaian sendiri. Kita tidak mengetanui cerita sebenar.

hakimi said...

Suruhanjaya Diraja haruslah ditubuhkan dengan segera untuk
menyiasat kematian ini

Ben said...

Tok mom,

Contrary to what Muhyiddin said, MACC's image has been tarnished further by this incident.

The public regard MACC (rightly or wrongly) as partisan & selective who goes only after the small fry and the opposition.

To the public, the MACC and the police have no credibility & integrity.

Unless and until this perception is corrected, the public will have no confidence in either the MACC or the PDRM to carry out the investigation.

A Royal Commission is necessary to allay the public's fear and to ensure that a thorough investigation is conducted.

Thank you.

puteri said...

Misconception about MACC?

How not to? f course they go only after the small fry.

What about those big fish? Why doesn’t MACC go after that botoxed and temped Toyo?

Or why not investigate politicians found guilty of money politics by their own party? And what about the the PKFZ scandal??

Enough said!

Anonymous said...

Teoh got killed because he knew too much. He was not a suspect, remember, just a witness.

He has to be shut up.

You know the guilty party can be the person who points a finger at the accuser.

Why should MACC have him killed? He is more useful alive than dead.

So shut up you people up there.

Teo was supposed to be back at the MACC HQ the next morning with more important documents that could reveal the culprits who misappropriated the funds.

He is dead because someone wants him...dead!

Anonymous said...

Read this:

KEMATIAN TEOH BERMOTIFKAN POLITIK: Teoh Saksi Paling Penting Kecelakaan Exco Cina Selangor

and this:

the postman

Wow said...

Anon 1:19:00PM and the postman,

So poor Teoh was killed by a a gangster of the Underworld.

Sounds more like fiction than fact.

Wanna know said...

Why not Tan Sri, Sir? Why not a Royal Commission?

Even members of the your coalition party, ah yes, including the Umno Youth Chief, have also urged the government to set up a royal commission to investigate Teoh's death.

This is the only way the MACC can clear its name.

The Bar Council, opposition leaders and civil society leaders are also saying the same thing.

Are you listening to the voices of the people of 1Malaysia, Tan Sri, Sir?

Lee said...

Stupid, heartless, arrogant, cunning....these words more or less sum up what many peoples think of our national leaders in general.Don't be so arrogant, you may have to eat your words.