Sunday, July 24, 2011

Teoh Beng Hock's Shame According to Utusan

I arranged for Sunway University to be the venue for the Division G TLI on Saturday. To the uninitiated, TLI is the Toastmasters Leadership Institute and it conducts club officer training. We had 103 participants in total and I could easily see that at least 80% of those who came were first-timers. It was also my first time to be directly involved in the TLI and I facilitated the group that consisted of the Vice Presidents of Education. I can speak from experience because I served in that very position last term with Taman Indrahana Toastmasters Club and this term, I am still doing the same job for KL Advanced Toastmasters Club.

Utusan Malaysia today downplayed the cause of Teoh Beng Hock’s death, saying that it is common for witnesses in corruption cases to commit suicide to avoid shaming their families or organization. Awang Selamat – a pseudonym under which editors of Utusan Malaysia write – claim today in Mingguan Malaysia, the Malay daily’s Sunday edition that “… the act of sacrificing oneself is not something alien to a corruption case.”

They’re insulting my intelligence. And they’re also missing the point – Teoh was not even the perpetrator of a crime, only a witness. And we all know by now except for the morons at Utusan, there was no evidence of any wrongdoing.

And what about the case of Ahmad Sarbani, the Selangor Customs assistant director, found dead on April 6 in another MACC location? The most recent outcome from the inquest was a forensic investigator's conclusion that Ahmad Sarbani did not jump to his death nor was he pushed from the KL anti-graft office. The other story that came out from the same inquest was from DSP Sharul Othman, from the Bukit Aman Forensic Laboratory, who testified that Ahmad Sarbani fell to his death "while trying to leave via the window of the pantry on the third floor". It was an absurd story that the public was again expected to fall hook, line and sinker. I can already see where this inquest will lead to - it is probable that it will turn out to be as inconclusive as the Teoh Beng Hock's inquest!

It just goes to show that in Bolehland, there are many warped Malaysians who have plunged to the depraved depths of spectacular stupidity. And they seem to think that the remaining Malaysians are so naive, trusting and gullible.

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