Having read all the responses on the blog and the media, I have come to the following preliminary conclusions:-
i. CCTV is a must. That would help to objectively answer many questions and even put those interrogating in check. This will curb any abuses of power and even assist authorities to clear their names when unfairly accussed by parties out to get cheap publicity.
ii. MACC must re-look at their policies and guidelines when interrogating or questioning a witness or suspect. I can understand the concern that a suspect or an unfriendly witness could possibly destroy evidence or even get threatened by certain parties if any questioning is stopped half way and the witness is allowed to go home, but authorities might want to consider other methods or approaches to ensure the integrity and safety of the witness. A crazy idea might include putting the witness at an undisclosed location for rest before restarting the next morning.
iii. I have to record my appreciation to TS Koh Tsu Koon for visiting the family on behalf of the Government. At the same time, I am happy that DS Najib himself had sent his condolences to the family and promised along with DS Hishammuddin to instruct the police to investigate thoroughly. And as DS Hishammuddin said, he will personally attend to the case.
iv. Stop blaming MACC. Let the authorities do their work and investigate. 4 pathologists (2 from UMMC, 1 from subang Medical, 1 from Klang hospital) are involved in the autopsy. Let them do their work. I was told that TS Khalid Ibrahim and YB Gobind Singh Deo got into a shouting match with each other at the mortuary yesterday. Only family members are allowed to see the deceased whilst YB Gobind is not one. On this matter, I agree and applaud TS Khalid for being objective and allowing the pathologists and staff do their work.
v. Oppostion leaders should allow the authorities do their work and stop fanning the already highly charged emotions. I am told that opposition will try to use this issue as much as possible to divert attention from the problems that they are facing. Heartless but that is what I had heard.
vi. The authorities should state a timeline how long the whole investigation process might take and provide updates periodically.
I am also happy that MACC has stated that it will go on with its investigations on the case including several other State Assemblymen. Whilst what happened to the late Teoh is most regrettable and heart wrenching, this should not stop MACC from continuing its primary duty.
At the same time, I urge MACC to inform the public, as long it does not affect investigations, whether it has initiated investigations on several cases including DS Khir Toyo, his boys and the PKFZ financial scandal. These cases directly affect MACC's integrity and reputation in the eyes of the public. In fact, I believe this is one of the best way for DS Khir Toyo and whoever else implicated along with him and the PKFZ scandal to clear their names if they are not involved or have done nothing wrong.
On another note, my heart goes out to Teoh's fiancee and their unborn child. I am happy that she is continuing with her pregnancy. May Teoh's legacy and spirit live through the child.
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