Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Royal Commission of Inquiry for Teoh Beng Hock

I made a beeline for Brickfields to attend the MIA Toastmasters meeting tis evening. Johnny Yong had invited me and I felt obliged to attend. Also I have not been to this club for a long while – so it was really great to be back! There were twelve of us in attendance and I took on the role of Evaluator to Thilaga who delivered her advanced speech as well as being the General Evaluator. Altogether there were four speeches and I also took home a small prize for being voted the Best Evaluator. Not bad for a night’s “work” that was both enriching and enjoyable.

Prime Minister Najib Razak has already decided to scrutinize the investigation procedures of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as a result of the open verdict reached with regard to the Teoh Beng Hock inquest. (For some background information, read my postings dated January 05 & 07, 2011). But now there is all round applause because Najib has bowed to widespread pressure and expanded today the terms of reference of a royal panel to probe how Teoh plunged to his death in 2009 following an overnight interrogation by anti-graft investigators in Shah Alam. Hip,hip, hooray! We may yet see justice for Teoh!

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