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MACC: Stop finger-pointing, wait for investigations

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 July 2009: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has called on all quarters to stop pointing fingers at the agency for the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock, as investigations are still ongoing.

MACC chief commisioner Datuk Seri Ahmad Said Hamdan said since the incident was reported, many quarters had issued various statements, and made comments to the point of raising speculation and affecting investigations.

“Let the police investigate and solve the case. Don’t muddy the situation,” he said here today.

Teoh, 30, was found on the roof of the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam, which also houses the Selangor MACC office on the 14th floor, at 1.30pm last Thursday.

A political aide to Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, Teoh was a witness in the MACC’s investigations relating to the alleged misappropriation of state allocations.

“I too personally want to know what actually happened,” Ahmad said.

In SHAH ALAM, Selangor Umno today slammed the action of the state government in having a gathering at the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council Stadium yesterday in an apparent bid to get justice for Teah’s death.

Its information chief, Abdul Shukur Idrus, said his side was very disappointed by the state government’s actions to question and insult the MACC when they should rather place importance on the welfare of the state’s residents.

“Give the MACC and the police time. It seems that the state government is not carrying out its responsibilties and instead making Teoh’s death their main agenda and having gatherings,” Abdul Shukur said at a news conference here today.

“We hope the police will not issue any permits for such gatherings,” he said. — Bernama

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5 Responses to “MACC: Stop finger-pointing, wait for investigations”

  1. kanna says:

    The chief has spoken, let’s all listen. Please ler Malaysians are fed of MACC’s tactics. If he died in your office then you are [responsible], simple as that. What kind of leader is he? In most countries, the man in his position would have resigned with dignity. When we take an oath on HIS name to serve without fear or favour, we have to make sure we do. Otherwise this is what happens. Blood on our hands.

  2. armstrong says:

    I also want to tell all the MACC officers who know about the case not to cover up for your fellow officers. It involves a life here and many more in the future. Don’t you feel ashamed of your doing?

  3. BS says:

    Those Umno [people] never learn – making news conferences and giving orders to the police.

    “We hope the police will not issue any permits for such gatherings,” he said..

    I believe the right word is not hope but “we want” or “we instruct”.

  4. Eric says:

    Now Umno is officially going against the Federal Constitution: “We hope the police will not issue any permits for such gatherings,” Abdul Shukur Idrus, Umno Selangor Information Chief said.

    Does this guy even know Article 10 of the constitution guarantees freedom of assembly?

    1 Black Malaysia. Democracy First. Elections Now.

  5. joon1608 says:

    Fair statement that we should stop finger-pointing and let the investigation take place because we really don’t know what happened. Fair, fair.

    But my questions (which are based on facts and which really happened) to Datuk Seri Ahmad are:

    How come MACC only investigates DAP members? Why investigate on such petty sums when you have millions out there to investigate? Are your officers not wasting their time and resources on such small cases? What about the allegation that some people are trying to cover up the PKFZ case? What about Khir Toyo? Who made the statement that Teoh was released? If so, why was his handphone not returned to him? Are you in control of your people? You are the chief of MACC. Do you know what your people in MACC are doing or investigating? If you do, then you are as guilty. If not, you are not qualified to be the chief.

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