Friday, March 12, 2010

Looks like strangled, feels like strangled, but can't confirm if TBH was strangled...

Now, doc says Teoh wasn’t strangled

(The Star) - The inquest into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock was once again enveloped in uncertainty when a government pathologist testified that the deceased had not been strangled or choked prior to his fall. Sungai Buloh Hospital Pathology Unit chief Dr Shahidan Md Noor said all Teoh’s injuries were consistent with falling from a height, except for the red bruises on his neck, which he admitted could be pre-fall injuries from some form of pressure exerted in the area. (EWO: So...yes, he was strangled?)

“What I am saying is that the internal injuries were consistent with the fall from a height but injuries on the neck suggest there was some form of pressure (EWO: So...confirm he was strangled la?) but this did not cause his death,” said Dr Shahidan when cross-examined by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) counsel Datuk Abdul Razak Musa.

According to Dr Shahidan, who was ordered by coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas to conduct the second post-mortem, there was no sign of asphyxiation. (EWO: So...his neck was squeezed hard enough to damage the muscle but no, he was NOT strangled?)

Ironically, on March 1, Dr Shahidan had agreed with Teoh’s family lawyer Gobind Singh Deo and state-appointed counsel Malik Imtiaz Sarwar during cross-examination that Teoh may have been strangled or choked prior to his death. (EWO: So...yes, he was strangled, then?)

Yesterday, Dr Shahidan reiterated that Teoh’s death was purely due to falling from a height and it was unlikely he had been clobbered on the head with a blunt object. (EWO:, he was strangled...but at least he was not strangled to death and that should be a good enough standard for MACC interrogation methods, is it?)


The official obfuscation and the media's collaboration is just absolutely disgusting...

Dey...this is not about being caught on video doing naughty things with good friends, or even about whether lawyers cavorting in the sun with senior judges.

This is possible homicide and definite assault.

Isn't it the first duty for everyone involved in the inquest to find out who the responsible parties are? And isn't it the media's duty to report accurately, fairly and truthfully?

If these people and their media dogs can make such a flippant and frivoulous case of a person's suspicious death...what hope is there for our country with these people still being allowed to be doing whatever it is they are doing?

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