Friday, July 31, 2009


Jebat Must Die posted a plausible-sounding but utterly improbable theory on his blog that TBH and TBW (Tan Boon Wah) were so pally with the MACC that they REFUSED to go home after released. He/she bases his entire article's exoneration of the MACC upon these (and a few other) plausible-sounding “facts” and fantasies. While I respect JMD as a writer of talent and a diligent researcher, I cannot help but feel utterly disgusted by this article.

First, disgusted because the underlying assumption that people who read his blog are really THAT stupid as to accept any old spin and even blatant fabrication as truth. His/her entire article consists of nothing more than random potshots at PR politicians' issues which are totally irrelevant to the TBH death case, unsubstantiated claims and seemingly inside information fed by the MACC. The sum total of all this is nothing less than a barenaked attempt to pull the wool over Malaysian's eyes to cover up the flimsiness of his case and obfuscate the real burning questions in the TBH case.

As in any investigation into suspicious death and possible homicide by unknown persons, three areas must be established – what are the means (HOW did he die?), motive (WHY did he die?) and opportunity (WHERE/WHEN did he die?). Thereafter, it comes down to a search for the person who fulfils these three criteria. Unfortunately, instead of pursuing these questions, the bulk of the police and MACC investigations seem to be focused on: WHO did TBH call/contact? And WHAT did he tell those people?

We hardly hear anything in the news about the investigations into the MACC themselves. And this is especially strange, seeing that TBH was last seen in the MACC office and it has been pretty well established that he exited the MACC office's window.

Second, I feel utterly disgusted because JMD's implication is that any non-Malay who questions the MACC's methods and professionalism is akin to questioning the Malay rights to absolute power in this country. Does he then mean that it doesn't matter that the MACC has possibly caused the death of a human being, so long as they are UMNO Malays? So is he of the opinion that UMNOputras can and SHOULD get away with murder while dissenters deserve to be harassed and murdered?

And isn't it interesting that this statement is coming just days after Berita Harian carried a similar op-ed piece. A concerted effort by the powers that be to muddle the issues? If so, it raises another more pertinent question – why do they feel the need to muddle the issues? What are they trying to distract from or cover up?

You figure it out.

As for me, being a no-bullshit kind of person, I hereby present my shit-shovelling service to the blog-reading world at large. I present JMD's article in full, with my comments in red.


MACC and DAP: Finding the inconvenient truth

I believe a lot has been said about the tragic death of Teoh Beng Hock. Duh, no shit!

He was a witness of an MACC investigation pertaining the alleged misappropriation of funds by the Seri Kembangan state assemblyman, Ean Yong Hian Wah.

OK. So far, no one seems to have caught this little seed of misinformation - TBH was NOT a witness. I'll clarify later.

Apparently, MACC sniffed several corruption practices within the administration of the Selangor Government. This should not be a surprise to all as this serious allegations had been brought up non other than members of parliament from Pakatan Rakyat itself; namely MP Wee Choo Keong and MP Azmin Ali.

Both saw it fit to state that some of the exco members in Selangor are involved with the criminal world of organised crimes and underworld elements. The latter even suggested that most of the Selangor members are not fit to govern and should be replaced!

In his blog, Wee Choo Keong stated :

Personally I’ve had and continue to receive many complaints from the Pakatan Rakyat members and business communities in Selangor that the office of a certain exco member had been and is continuing to be used as a meeting place for people connected with the “underground business activities.” This is an open secret within the Selangor State’s administrative office.

Today, a DAP assemblyman in Johor revealed that the Johor DAP is being infiltrated by the secret society members. This is very disturbing as the trend seemed to be widespread and not only occurs in the state of Selangor.

The assemblyman, Dr Boo Cheng Hau related:

He said he believed north Johor DAP has members with underworld background and he was once forcibly stopped from attending a party meeting in the area by people claiming to be party members.

Boo said they were from north Johor told him he was not welcome on their turf, and told him to take care of only his area (constituency) as other areas were none of his business.

He said he had also received complaints that some new branches have recruited members who are linked to the underworld.

This showed that certain people in the party are using secret societies to strengthen their positions, he said, adding that what they were doing was extremely dangerous. – The Sun.

I believe he is aware of what is besieging his party and I also believe that his concerns about the underworld rearing its ugly head in the party are genuine.

Hence, with top 3 politicians within the Pakatan Rakyat showing concerns and making revelations to the public about the underworld powers behind the DAP, should there be any reason the MACC not to make any investigations?

Or, do we honestly believe MACC should not make any kind of effort into these allegations?

Well, do we?

If we do believe that MACC should investigate, how then should MACC approach the case?

Sounds nice. But it's bullshit all the same.

Since when does underworld matters come under the purview of the MACC? Underworld or secret societies of gangs are investigated under the organised crime branch of the PDRM are they not? Why is JMD using this case to justify MACC's investigations? Especially when the MACC openly revealed that they were fishing for evidence of the misappropriation of politicians' allocations and not investigating their alleged underworld links?

So why this confusion with the MACC's stated purpose, the blurring of jurisdiction lines, the mention of totally irrelevant political spats? JMD and his political bosses got no proof of anything on the PR guys so have to drag in some irrelevant cases to make their story sound more dramatic is it? Now do you understand why I feel so disgusted? Anyone with even half a brain to think with should too!

As we ponder on, I would like to clarify a few matter here regarding the MACC and Teoh Beng Hock.

Wow...JMD...How come you are in a position to clarify on behalf of MACC & TBH? You got the inside track on the MACC it seems. If so, the question we need to decide is - can you really trust the mouthpiece of the people suspected of murdering TBH?

Firstly, Teoh Beng Hock was a witness of a corruption investigation by the MACC. He was not a suspect.

OK, JMD. You asked for it! The dictionary definition of witness is:

1. a. One who can give a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced: b. One who furnishes evidence.

2. Something that serves as evidence; a sign.

3. In Law: a. One who is called on to testify before a court. b. One who is called on to be present at a transaction in order to attest to what takes place. c. One who signs one's name to a document for the purpose of attesting to its authenticity.

4. An attestation to a fact, statement, or event; testimony.

5. a. One who publicly affirms religious faith. b. A member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

Here's the issue. Was TBH a “witness” by any definition of the word? For a person to be a witness, he would have to have firsthand knowledge of a confirmed event. Was there a confirmed crime that occured? I would say NO, or at least NOT YET. In the words of the MACC itself, they were looking for evidence of the alleged corruption of PR politicians. The charges have not been filed, a case has not even been established,. There is no report of any substantial evidence of wrongdoing! It was a fishing expedition based on a “report” made. SO HOW CAN TBH BE A WITNESS TO ANYTHING WHEN THERE IS NO CASE TO BE WITNESS TO?!

People, this is a very subtle attempt at spin that we must watch out for!

The public should be aware that there are several kinds of witnesses. During my days as an investigative auditor, there are actually 4 types of witnesses which we will encounter during a criminal investigation:

1) A cooperative one. Voluntary giving statements and evidences as and when asked by the fact-finding interviewers.

2) A passive one. Involuntary and often withhold evidence.

3) A difficult one. Will not cooperate at all with the interviewers. Sometimes they will not tell the truth.

4) A witness cum suspect. They will be treated differently as criminal suspects would have different sets of rights and laws that govern them. For instance, they can be hold in custody in a certain period of time before a criminal charge is brought against them.

Is JMD an ex-cop in the Commercial Crimes Department? He would have to be, otherwise how the hell does he know what kind of witnesses the cops encounter in criminal investigations? From watching CSI prolifically? And witnesses are supposed to provide evidence for or against the suspect/accused. So how can a person be a suspect and witness at the same time? He is either one or the other. You cannot treat a person as suspected of committing a crime and at the same time treat him like an innocent person who saw a crime occur, can you. How do you question him then?

“Right, Mr Jebat, tell us the truth! We got the goods on you – we know you did it and we have the evidence. Unless you didn't do it, in which case can you kindly tell us what you saw?”

That sounds like a line right out of a Monthy Python sideshow! And JMD expects people to take it seriouslu? This attempt at sidestepping the issue is merely a clumsy attempt to bridge the cognitive dissonance that TBH was treated to marathon interrogation because he was a witness/suspect. Not guilty but can be treated as if he was guilty. Can you grasp his logic? Because I certainly can't find a shred of logic in this!

The other issue that needs to be highlighted is that there are no set rules on how to extract information from witnesses. Meaning, there are no fixed laws or procedures that governs the rights of a witness.

Not entirely true. While there may not exist be a codified procedure, there exists a Witness Bill of Rights. You can check it out here

And credible law enforcement agencies - like Hong Kong's ICAC, which the MACC is allegedly modeled after - establish their own accountability procedures. Why doesn't JMD highlight these facts? Why does he attempt to sweep the credibility issue of the MACC – the REAL issue behind the public outrage over TBH's death – well under the carpet? I mean, his headline screams about “finding the truth”, does it not?

The witness is not a suspect, therefore, he has the rights of a free man. He can come and go anytime he wants. That is why, witnesses under interrogation by the MACC can be called upon many times to shed more light on the investigation.

The ex MP for Serdang, Yap Pian Hon was interrogated by the MACC from 8pm to 6am just to shed some light into a corruption case.

Khir Toyo went up to the MACC office many times to give further assistance to the MACC on his own corruption case. At one point, he was there at odd hours just to cooperate with the MACC.

Aik? Like that also can spin ah? The rights of a free man to “come and go as he wants” = being called in to be “interviewed” until all ungodly hours is it? If a person can come and go anytime he wants, how come he doesn't want to go home to sleep but instead choose to be yakking with the MACC officers in an interview room? Is the MACC such a fun place to be? They must serve damn good nasi lemak or something. Maybe they have pole dancers and free flow of beer? Nothing like a little sex and booze to loosen the tongue, eh? I'm sure Matahari would agree with me!

And can JMD please furnish the interview hours of Khir Toyo as well? We know the PR guys interview hours already. Nothing unusual for govt dissenters la...

Now, there is this question on why witnesses are sometimes being called upon at odd hours of the day by the MACC.

Here, common sense takes centrestage.

There are 3 reasons why witnesses will be called to divulge information.

I thought JMD was going to highlight “why witnesses are sometimes being called upon at odd hours of the day”? How come suddenly, 1 sentence later, he presents “3 reasons why witnesses will be called”. What happened to the time factor explanation he established in the first place? No more mention in the rest of the article one?

MACC will act promptly upon receiving leads and would straight away call the witness so that:

1) the corruption acts will still be fresh in the memory of the witness. The witness may not remember what had happened if he was only called upon a month after a report has been made.

If that's the case, then all court cases would be useless lo, since witnesses may be called to take the stand months or even years after the fact. If that's the case, better ask Saiful to drop the case against Anwar la. The witnesses all unreliable already! So many months have passed and even Saiful's nether regions have healed to their virgin state...

2) the witness will not be influenced/threatened by external parties. Imagine if the MACC made appointment with a witness for a session in two weeks time. That will give ample time for anyone to exert influence to the witness.

So how do the perps know that the MACC is going to interview the witness? They advertise in the papers is it? Is there no such thing as witness protection, or at least discretionary confidentiality among MACC? Apparently not. The shocking thing about JMD's statement is, he thinks that such un-professionalism such as allowing witnesses to be intimidated is the norm to be accepted, so long as the MACC get to him first before the perps.

Besides, the fact that TBH, TBW and others were being called in to be interrogated by the MACC is no secret – every MSM trumpeted it to the world. Aren't the MACC worried that the witnesses, being widely known, would come under duress?

Apparently on planet JMD, telling the whole world that TBH is being squeezed to squeal on his alleged corrupt bosses carries no risk of retaliation, but interviewing him during decent hours does!!

3) the risk of the witness disappear or go out of the country or unavailable will be reduced.

All this spinning is making me dizzy la. For a true-blue account of how the MACC is supposed to work, read my previous post where an ex-ACA investigation director reveals the procedures the MACC is supposed to follow.

Bear in mind, all witnesses are called upon to be at the MACC office on voluntary basis. They are not suspects. That is why Teoh Beng Hock was never remanded or ‘be in custody’ of the MACC. He was a free man throughout the interrogation session.

Yup. Sure. He would certainly prefer to enjoy “malam bersama MACC” than to be at home with his pregnant wife.

He even had a late night supper with the MACC officers outside the MACC premise on the night of his death. Hence, all these assertions that he was in custody and he was subjected to a ‘grueling marathon’ and sleep deprivation are not true at all.

Wo! Wo! Wo! Now THIS is news indeed? Where did THIS story come from? The MACC? You mean you got the “I interrogated him, had a friendly supper with him, then went back to interrogate him” story from the people suspected of murdering him? Sure, I'm gonna believe you!

If eating at a nasi kandar restaurant at midnight and going back at 3.45am is grueling then RPK should have pity on all the auditors of a Big 4 firms where they go home exactly at that time during the long months famously known as the ‘peak period’.

Just what does RPK and accountants have to do with TBH who clearly died on MACC's watch?

Besides, sleep deprivation kicks in if you had not have enough sleep for more than 5 days.

How do you deprive someone of sleep? By not letting him sleep for 5 days. TBH was not allowed to sleep for one night. MACC reveals that he was supposed to come back for round 2. That's a possible 2nd night. So therefore, 1 + 1 = 2. If it carries on, 2 + 1 = 3, so on and so forth until the number reaches 5. To dismiss the unusual interview hours as such is to be totally insensitive to the nature of health and life of a fellow human being.

If MACC is labeled as torturing Teoh by not letting him to sleep until 3.45am, then I believe many employers are subjected to imprisonment for torturing their workers. How many of us had stayed up late till wee hours in the morning just to finish a project?

Don't be stupid, JMD. These people are paid to do the job and if they don't like it, they can always tell the boss “screw it” and leave! It's a completely different and irrelevant context to the case at hand. By the same thread of logic, next thing you know, JMD will be calling to legalise rape as there are plenty of prostitutes willing to sleep with random men!

Anyway, I am digressing.

Yes, you certainly are – from the real issues.

What is important to know is that Teoh Beng Hock, went there willingly and had cooperated in a fact-finding session with the MACC.

Fact-finding session, as in fishing expedition?

He was allowed to go back home by 3.45am but instead, on his own freewill, loitered around the MACC office and had a conversation with Tan Boon Wah, a Kajang municipal councillor up until 6am.

This was admitted by Tan Boon Wah himself.

TBW reported seeing TBH at about 6am as he was leaving the office. This is the second case of marathon all-night interview. No sleep deprivation exercise? HA! TBW did not mention that TBH wanted to hang out with his MACC pals indefinitely. And he did not mention that they chatted for 2 hours until 6 am. Come on la. This is beyond spinning already...this is a blatant lie!

Unbeknown to many of us, the MACC had actually called 3 persons that night. Besides Teoh Beng Hock and Tan Boon Wah, a contractor by the name Lee Wye Wing was also called. He is the technical advisor of WSK Services. He came in as a witness as his name was reported to the MACC. Allegedly, he was the beneficiary of the many projects initiated by DAP Selangor particularly in Sg. Pelek.

He was also in contact with Teoh Beng Hock moments before he died. The reason why his name did not appear in the newspaper was the fact that he immediately flew to China as the body of Teoh Beng Hock was discovered the next day.

Fortunately, the police got hold of him for questioning the moment he returned from China a few days ago.

These two persons, Lee and Boon Wah are the key witnesses to the investigation of the death of Teoh Beng Hock.

Ho! Ho! Ho! This s news indeed! A 3rd person hitherto unknown except to MACC officers and....J...M...D? How come JMD has so much insider information about the MACC investigation? Since he knows so much, is JMD going to be a material witness to the police? Or is he just passing off 2nd hand information? Or worse – is he fabricating lies to help the powers that be cover up the real case involved?

I seriously doubt he's a material witness as this kind of revelations could jeopardise any investigations and as such he will be held for obstruction of justice. So logically, his statements should be regarded as either the 2nd or 3rd possibilities. In which case, everyone should just dismiss his postulations outright. But if you still believe what JMD has to say, please contact me. I have recently come into possession of a 50,000 sq ft Bali resort-themed mansion located in prime Shah Alam neighbourhood that I'm willing to sell cheap at RM3.2mil. It's a steal as land value alone is almost RM3mil, at the market rate of about RM55 psf.! I require a 50% deposit by cash in an unmarked package to be dropped off at a place I shall disclose later.

Since the DAP played racial card and showed their racist sentiments towards the Malays and accusing the MACC as the murderer of Teoh Beng Hock, it is naturally logical for any level headed people to admit that any persons seen last with the victim should automatically be a suspect. But that’s just me. Perhaps I saw too much CSI series.

JMD, is it poor English on your part or are you deliberately just tossing in controversial words to inflame sentiments? Your sentence beginning with “since” suggested a cause, therefore it should follow that you would highlight an effect later in the sentence. The “cause” you highlighted is DAP's alleged racism yet the “effect” had nothing to do with the reaction to their alleged racism. Instead you went off on a completely different tangent with no bearing whatsoever to the first statement!

But your iompeccable writing style proves that you're no slouch in language. Which leads to the only other logical conclusion – you are merely trying to inflame racial sentiments.

And yes, you certainly did watch too much CSI. Perhaps you would also like us to believe that, like CSI, murder cases can be solved in a day, evidence can be examined with Virtual Reality computers, witnesses' rights are respected and internal investigations actually catch the culprit!

Barely a day after TBH passed away, the DAP wasted no time in finger pointing who the killer is

Well, TBH went to the MACC office alive, and he never left the office. He was discovered dead, dropped from the office of the MACC. What else you expect people think?

Tan Boon Wah on the other hand made contradictory statements over a certain period of time. He admitted to have met the deceased in the wee hours of the morning. To make a police report over false imprisonment had very much contradict his own admission that he ‘hung-out’ at the pantry or even went to the toilet without any escort. Remember, only a suspect is treated with handcuffs and an escort anywhere they go. But not a witness.

The convoluted logic of this paragraph would make Salvador Dali proud! I really can't grasp the relevance of the statements he presents and implies to be TBW's lies. JMD merely presents 3 totally unrelated statements – TBW met TBH around dawn, TBW made a police report of false imprisonment, and that they were both not supposed to be suspects but “witnesses”. How does 3 totally unrelated statements be contradictory to each other? It's like claiming that “I had fish for lunch. I went to renew my driver's license and I am a school teacher” are three contradictory statements. In what way la, man? More obfuscation and wool over the eyes with emotionally charged phrasing devoid of actual meaning!

Now, it is known that pathologists found traces of DNA on Teoh Beng Hock’s back. The police is making the normal investigation procedure by acquiring the DNA samples of all the persons connected to the case. According to sources, all the MACC officers had voluntarily gave their DNA samples.

Guess who refused to assist the police in trying to find a piece of the puzzle? There are two persons who, till this date refused to acquiesce to the police request.

They are Tan Boon Wah and Lee Wye Wing.

What kind of persons who do not want to cooperate with the police? Are they not interested in letting the public know the truth? Why are they sabotaging the investigation with their unwillingness to cooperate?

Again, where is the source of JMD's assertions? How do we know what he claims is true? If it is, wouldn't he be jeopardising the investigations by revealing potentially sensitive information? Or is he just blowing hot air and lies? I'm inclined to believe the latter. Because to believe the former is even more unthinkable – that the MACC, cops or whoever the inside man providing the info, is far less concerned about obstructing justice, slandering people and jeopardising investigations than about saving their own ass!

I believe if such situation persists, the public will never know what had happened that night.

The DAP is harping on continued uncooperative stand with regards to the on going investigation but at the same time crying out for the government to be transparent about the whole incident.

This tactic by the DAP in rallying racist sentiments among its supporters by accusing the government as racist and chinese killer is a well known modus operandi by the opposition to gain support.

Don't just blow hot air. Please quote the person, his statements and the source you picked it from.

The DAP and the opposition are guilty for their heinous act of accusing Tun Abdul Razak, Datuk Harun Idris and Tun Dr Mahathir as the architects of the racial riot in 1969.

They are also guilty of accusing the current Prime Minister of uttering damning words of ’soaking the keris with chinese blood’ when it was apparent that what they accused was without any shred of evidence.

Both of the accusations above was rebuked without even a whimper of protest or rebuttals from the opposition.

Try checking LKS's blog.

And yet, was there any apology by the racist leaders within Pakatan Rakyat? There was nothing. Only vile arrogance.

I specifically put the word vile because only people with insidious nature would stir hatred among the chinese towards the malays using that kind of way.

Any sincere apology from Ahmad Said, Bung Mokhtar, Hishammuddin, et al?

Where is your dignity? Obviously the quest for power knows no bounds in human decency.

Hmmm...this statement is indeed relevant – for UMNO & gang!

Teoh Beng Hock’s death was tragic. It was unthinkable.

He could have been pushed (hence traces of another person’s DNA was found on his back). If there was any struggle, the pathologists will definitely find signs of induced trauma on the skin especially when rigor mortis sets in. This is where cooperation from those two people who were last seen with Teoh Beng Hock is vital.

The police will just have to counter check their DNA, together with the DNA samples of all the MACC officers in order to get a clearer picture.

Yes, but who were the people last seen with TBH? The last person reported by the MSM to have seen TBH was TBW, who was LEAVING the MACC office. But they both were STILL IN THE MACC OFFICE AT THAT TIME OF MEETING. Isn't it logical to assume that after TBW had left, the last person to have seen TBH alive would be a MACC officer? Who was that officer? JMD seems to have so much insider info but somehow he has no info on this? It's quite easy what – just line up all the officers who saw TBH that day and compare the times they saw him – you'll know who saw him last la.

And why is JMD pushing the fabricated story that TBW and Lee were the last ones to see TBH? He even implies that they were the likely culprits! This is fitnah – a heinous sin. And this is not just ANY kind of fitnah – this is fitnah implying that these two were involved in TBH's death. In not so many words, JMD is pushing the fitnah that TBH might have been killed by these two!

It could have been a freak accident where he accidentally tripped over an open window while peering out.

Tripped while peering out the window? Yeah right...the probability of that is as high as a person drowning in the jamban as he was pissing. Has anyone seen the pics of the window? You can hardly poke your head out without knocking your noggin on the window pane. Imagine la...TBH is peering out the limited window opening, which opens maybe 2 feet wide, and the window pane is pressing against his head. You tell me how he tripped and fell?

He could have also committed suicide.

Cases of witnesses committing suicide right after being interrogated by the police or anti-corruption agencies are not new.

Even in Hong Kong, where its anti-corruption agency is arguably one of the best in the world (ICAC is the role model of MACC by the way), had numerous cases of suicides after the witnesses were interrogated by its officers.

Lies, lies, lies! There was ONE case of suicide in Hong Kong where the ICAC came under criticism – from the deceased wife. And that one happened after the ICAC had COMPLETED their investigation, BROUGHT CHARGES against the fella and he was likely to be CONVICTED. He was also part of an organised crime group, so perhaps he faced pressure from them as well. Again, JMD uses completely irrelevant examples, taken out of context, to try and bolster his fabrications. You might fool the deliberately ignorant JMD, but you won't fool those who bother to figure things out.

Was the pressure by the MACC during a interrogation session so great that he was willing to commit suicide right after he was released? Assuming the interview session was so torturous, the moment he was released and be free, he jumped out from the window?

What do normal people do after a supposedly ‘grueling’ session is concluded? Would you jump out of the window? What would trigger this sort of reaction?

Eh, JMD! I thought you were so careful top establish that TBH was NOT a suspect but a “witness” invited by the MACC for a chat? And that they were so pally they even went for midnight nasi kandar and TBH wanted to spend the night in MACC rathyer than at home with his pregnant wife? Now you're saying that he was under so much pressure while being interrogated that he was compelled to kill himself? So which story are you selling JMD?

If I was the MACC, when a witness had willingly divulged all evidences pertaining an allegation of corruption, would it not be imperative to take care of this witness? He will surely be called upon during a future corruption trial to pin the perpetrator of the said crime. Therefore, what benefit will MACC get from Teoh Beng Hock’s death?

Yes, if the witness was of value to the MACC, they would protect him, no? Would the inverse be also true then – that when the MACC has got nothing of value from a “witness”, they would not be treating that so-called witness not-so-nicely anymore?

Shudder the thought that our law-enforcement agencies would use such gangster tactics on Malaysian citizens that they are supposed to protect. However, one can't blame the public for being suspicious, what with all the death-in-custody cases, execution-style shootout cases and other open secrets about the powers-that-be that shall not be mentioned by this blog at this moment.

Nevertheless, people are more interested to lay blame on the MACC as a simple way to divert attention. What are these people diverting from?

The simple matter of the truth. I mean, the real truth.

It's ironic isn't it? That this statement should come from an MACC apologist - who is also a shameless Ketuanan Melayu-UMNO champion. When even lay people's suspicions are aroused by politicians and enforcement agencies' blatant spins, lies and cover-ups in the TBH case, this JMD dude treats calls for transparency as a “diversion” from the real truth? If demanding transparency and accountability is deemed as diversion, I wonder what constitutes the “truth” in JMD's twisted universe?

What good is a prolonged inquest or Royal Commision which many say will be independent when the MACC had been unfairly victimised by the opposition from the very beginning?

Well, a Royal Commission will be independent so their findings are not subject to anyone's influence are they? Why worry about how the Opposition has “victimised” the MACC? If the RCI absolves the MACC of any responsibility, that would be pie in the Opposition's face wouldn't it? If a person had nothing to hide, why should they be afraid to subject themselves to a full and open Inquiry? Or is JMD implying that ALL RCI's are loyal only to the Opposition and not to King and country?

The real victim here is Teoh Beng Hock and his family members. They have the right to know the real truth. Even when the truth will hurt. But in order to get to the bottom of it, everyone must give their utmost cooperation. The real truth is when we have found out the reasons and the ‘hows’ of Teoh Beng Hock’s untimely death.

After the inquest being postponed to 5th August, the only people who get the benefit are the criminals. The ones who are involved in corruption behind this tragic case.

Oho...and who are those persons, pray tell? Please, no more insinuations, innuendos and implications. Those are the rhetoric weapons of cowards, liars and petty minds. Say what you ahve to say, present it with facts and logic. Otherwise, what you have is nothing more than a big stinking pile of BS.

For every single day this matter been sidestepped, the corrupt will benefit more and more.

YES! That's why TBH's family had been pushing for a RCI to investigate TBH's death since day one. But Najib pussyfooted around the issue until he finally presented a RCI that would NOT investigate TBH's death in hopes that TBH's family would be grateful.

Instead of the MACC investigating the corruption allegation, it is now the MACC who is being investigated. Then who is monitoring the corruption activities now especially when more than 20 MACC officers are being subpoenaed and the lead officer being reassigned?

Of course the MACC should be investigated – as should all other death-in-custody cases. Unfortunately, Malaysian authorities do not believe that they have any such accountability to the rakyat. As is abundantly demonstrated by JMD's blatant piece of fiction designed to exonerate the MACC of every blame and divert the attention from TBH's suspicious death.

People lose focus by the drama that is unfolding. The ones that was alleged by Wee Choo Keong and Azmin Ali as having involvements with the underworld are smiling secretly right now.

Dr. Boo Cheng Hau was right in raising his concerns. We should be concerned too.

Indeed, people - do NOT lose focus on the real issues. Don't let JMD's endless spins, fabrications, diversions, and fitnah divert us from the 3 facts that must be established in the TBH death case - what are the means (HOW did he die?), motive (WHY did he die?) and opportunity (WHERE/WHEN did he die?) and which person/s fits these criteria. We owe it to a fellow human being to help him get justice. We owe it to our fellow Malaysian citizen to get the person/s responsible. We owe it to our children to leave them a Malaysia where law enforcement agencies exist to keep them safe.

By trying to justify MACC's over-enthusiastic fishing expedition, which may have resulted in TBH's death, JMD is indirectly indicting TBH of being involved in the yet unproven corruption practices of PR politicians. By implying that TBH decided to kill himself is insinuating that he cared less for his wife, unborn child and family. By attempting to exonerate the MACC of all responsibility while it is clear that TBH died while still within their custody is to deny the dead of justice.

This entire article is akin to spitting on TBH's grave.

I hope you sleep well at night, JMD.


  1. Err bro, before u wrote this, did u read jebat's comments replies in the comment section?

    I doubt he was siding the MACC because his replies are fair.
    He even stated that MACC officers, along with tbw n eww r suspects of tbh murders.
    I think, if people demand transparency, those two shouldn't thwart the investigation when dna was asked from them.

    And didn't jebat mentioned that those 3 facts u stated r very important to?
    - But in order to get to the bottom of it, everyone must give their utmost cooperation. The real truth is when we have found out the reasons and the ‘hows’ of Teoh Beng Hock’s untimely death.

    Isn't that the same with your call for those 3 facts needs to be established?

    I suggest your read all the links he provided in that article. Because you haven't. That's why you sound a tad bit desperate la bro.

    Things like eating nasi kandar was mentioned earlier in other blogs. I guess he scooped it. But that's everyone's style anyway.

    See u around. If ur in Penang that is.

  2. Is there an equivalent laws in Malaysia about the Witness Rights you had provided in the link?
    The one you stated is the UK law and its not about the right of witnesses during initial questioning. The one you provided is the rights of the witness in the courts.

    Jebat clearly said there r no laws governing any witnesses during questioning. The laws that governs him at that time is the same that governs a free man.

    That's why tbh was not a suspect. He was a witness (and a free man). Maybe he automatically become a witness because he is the secretary to Ean Yong (the main person Macc tries to pursue).

    Macc was fishing for evidence. The best way to fish for evidence is to call somebody close enough to see the actual corruption practice. If tbh did see the corruption practise, isn't he a witness?

    As for witnesses forget the evidence, then that's why we need to find and get their statements fast.. So that their statements can be reocrded. Even when months passes by,during a court ase, the witness can repeat what he said in his earlier testimony months before.

    Logic la bro.. To use Saiful Bukhary's case as an example showed how desperate people can be...

    I'm not a lawyer.. But to pin point the Macc as killer of tbh only a day after his death is too much lah.. But u still condone this act thru your poor justification of the banner in the picture. Yet, when people accuse tbw as the killer of tbh, u marah pulak! u can accuse but other people cannot is it?

    To each his own..

  3. Anon 2:56 PM

    "I doubt he was siding the MACC because his replies are fair."

    Please bring JMD's essay to your nearest primary school English teacher and ask her what is the point of JMD's article.

    "I suggest your read all the links he provided in that article."

    I did. And i did more reading than that. That's why I found out that JMD's assertion that people commit suicide all the time when under ICAC grilling is utter bullshit!

    And are you refering to some of the other "choice" sites JMD put up - like the UNSPINNERS and their big book cover "CIBAI for Dummies" featuring TBW's face. You expect me to take slutty blogs like these as credible?


    "Things like eating nasi kandar was mentioned earlier in other blogs. I guess he scooped it. But that's everyone's style anyway."

    Correction: That's every LAZY person's style. Not bothered to check whether some info is bullshit or not before using it. In the US and UK, such irresponsible writing would have been quickly denounced and dismissed. Only in Malaysia can Lies and Bullshit pass off as news...

  4. Anon 4:02 PM

    "Is there an equivalent laws in Malaysia about the Witness Rights you had provided in the link? The one you stated is the UK law and its not about the right of witnesses during initial questioning. The one you provided is the rights of the witness in the courts."

    Brother, you ada baca ka? I already state that there's no law.

    "Jebat clearly said there r no laws governing any witnesses during questioning."

    but that doesn't mean in the absence of codified law the powers that be can do whatever the hell they like.

    "The laws that governs him at that time is the same that governs a free man."

    As a free man who has committed no crime, I am absolutely NOT obliged to stay beyond any hour I deem unsatisfactory. Why was TBH kept the whole night? We'll NEVER know now, will we?

    "That's why tbh was not a suspect. He was a witness (and a free man). Maybe he automatically become a witness because he is the secretary to Ean Yong (the main person Macc tries to pursue)."

    People question the interrogation, you say he's a free man not subject to interrogation. People then ask why he was kept whole night - he's a witness konon and need to record statement. Ok, people ask why need to record until ungodly hours...Aha! Now he's a potential suspect!

    Witness, suspect, free man, make up your mind la.

    "Macc was fishing for evidence. The best way to fish for evidence is to call somebody close enough to see the actual corruption practice. If tbh did see the corruption practise, isn't he a witness?"

    Did you read the definition of "witness"? In no way was TBH a witness. If the MACC had solid evidence and needed TBH's testimony to back up the case - then yes, he's a witness.

    Is there a solid case with the MACC? YOU certainly seem to think so! How do YOU know? You have the same inside sources and JMD?

    "As for witnesses forget the evidence, then that's why we need to find and get their statements fast.. So that their statements can be reocrded. Even when months passes by,during a court ase, the witness can repeat what he said in his earlier testimony months before."

    If so easy to forget, how significant can it be? You want to build a case on insignificant testimony ka?

  5. EWO,

    I'm quite surprised to see Jebat show such a keen interest in justice. After all, in a letter to Tun Dr. Mahathir, which you can see in his blog here, this is what he wrote:

    "I wonder why the Chinese took up with great intensity some issues such as meritocracy, independent judiciary, equal rights, freedom of media and reforming oppresive laws. As we all know, these issues are less relevant to the majority of the citizens here in Malaysia."

    As seen his own words, Jebat is apparently not in favour of Malaysia having an independent judiciary and just laws. It seems to me that he is implicitly recognising the fact that our judiciary and laws (and may I add law enforcement in general) as they currently exist, are not what they should be. He believes (or wants us to believe) that improving them will only benefit the Chinese. He also seems to be saying that the current state of affairs suits him just fine. Although he claims to be speaking for "the majority of the citizens here in Malaysia", I doubt it very much. In my humble opinion, he speaks for the cronies (of all races) who have been robbing our country and feathering their nests at the expense of ordinary Malaysians (of all races). Why do I believe this? Because improving law enforcement and justice in Malaysia will only disadvantage those cronies, not ordinary Malaysians.

    Let me be very clear: If indeed PR leaders at any level are corrupt and in cahoots with gangsters, it is entirely just that they be investigated thoroughly, and if found guilty, punished most severely. All Malaysians want that, and it does not matter if they took RM 2,500 or 25 sen. Justice must be done though the Heavens fall.

    However, would it be justice if they were put through a system that, by Jebat's own implicit admission, is dodgy? Based on our own recent history, aren't there enough reasons for Malaysians to suspect that some decisions to investigate and prosecute are politically motivated? Aren't there enough reasons to suspect that our police, judiciary and other agencies may not be as independent they should be?

    Justice (against PR crooks, BN cronies and wrongdoers of all stripes) could be truly served if we had an independent and neutral law enforcement and judiciary. That is what would be truly "relevant" for the majority of Malaysians. Unfortunately for us, that's exactly what Jebat is against.