Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Teoh Beng Hock

People have been asked not 'Politicise' the death of Teoh Beng Hock who died whilst in the custody of the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC).

I attended the 'Memorial' for Teoh Beng Hock held at the MPPJ stadium at Kelana Jaya. While there was the customary moment of silence for Teoh, twice in effect, it was actually an event for BN and UMNO bashing. There was also much cheering by most of the 3000 or so people who attended, goaded on by the politicians from Pakatan Rakyat.

I personally felt slightly let down, disappointed. I did not come for a political rally.

BUT how could they not, when there was so much anger and frustration everywhere.

Earlier today, the PM met the family of the deceased. How gracious, even if the family was BROUGHT UP to meet the PM at his office instead of the PM GOING DOWN to the family home to offer his condolences.

How often does the PM meet with families of deceased Malaysians?

The PM and his cabinet have ORDERED an Inquest into the death. Does the cabinet meet for each and every death of a opposition politician?

Is this not politicing the tragedy?

The Inquest of this death, a death which made world news, will most probably be conducted by a magistrate.

A high profile case to be looked into by the lowest ranked arbitrator in the judiciary. A person who might not even be with enough clout to have a renovated courtroom inspected by his or her parent before his or her appointment as magistrate.

How does one expect Justice for Teoh Beng Hock.