'If the RCI has come to its conclusions without fear or favour, the MACC ought be turned inside out over the death of TBH.'
RCI head: Agong to decide if report to be made public
FellowMalaysian: It has been nearly two long years now since Teoh Beng Hock's sudden and tragic death on July 16, 2009. There is little inkling that the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) will shed any new light on what happened on that fateful night.
But it makes little sense if this rather exhaustive inquiry, which must have cost the government much expenditure, is not released to the public. We will not expect results that will cause the sky to fall, but the public and in particular the family members of Teoh Beng Hock, who have long suffered in grief, will be appeased and comforted with more judicious news.
My heart goes for his family members and I still feel with deep sympathy the tragic loss of a bright person.
Susah Kes: What's the point then if the RCI report is not made public? This RCI has already made public the fact that some of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers involved were downloading porn while Teoh Beng Hock was being interrogated.
How much more worse could it get, unless you are afraid of the real truth coming out? Another wayang kulit then from PM Najib Razak's 1Malaysia ‘People First, Performance Now' government?
RCI chief James Foong, please do spare a thought for Teoh's family members.
Loyal Malaysian: I think it matters not what the recommendations made by the RCI are. At the end of the day, like the police royal commission that made such brave recommendations to reform the men in blue, there's no political will to carry through the required changes.
If the RCI has come to its conclusions without fear or favour, the MACC ought be turned inside out over the death of TBH.
Dood: I don't see why the king has the last say on whether something which is of public interest and which has been paid for using public money, is to be released or not. These things supersede all and the people have the right to know.
Avatar1: It's so convenient to drag the Agong into the picture if anything hinders the public interest. Agong will only act on the advice of the PM and the other parties. So why always drag the poor Agong into the picture?
Anyway, recommendations by RCI can be challenged as the Lingam case. So keep the report by yourself, justice Foong. Hope you sleep soundly tonight.
Joe Lee: With all due respect to the commissioners, what is the point of the RCI if it is all not going to be published? All these learned minds have apparently reverted to a feudal mindset.
We may have a constitutional monarchy; and we should accord due respect to the constitutional king, but the ultimate authority in this land is the collective people's will.
So you, James Foong and your other commissioners had better clarify your stance. If you are just leaving it all to the king, who constitutionally must generally listen to the advice of the prime minister, then what all of you have done have been a complete waste of time.
Atan-Toyol: Agong to decide? This translates to the PM who will decide on behalf of the Agong, who does not decide anything except on the advice of the PM. So, it is predictable whether the report will be made public or not.
What's the use of spending the taxpayers' money when they do not get to see the findings of the RCI? I hope I am wrong.
Makorang: Foong, don't play politics. The whole point of instituting an RCI is to get to the bottom of things for rakyat's sake. I have a copy of the RCI report on Anwar Ibrahim's black eye. His Royal Highness didn't give it to me. I bought it.
Sex video: 'Datuk T' to be charged on Friday
Pemerhati: Now sit back, relax and observe how another wayang kulit show - written, produced and directed by Umno to fool the Malaysian public - plays out.
L Joy: The Umno leaders and their lackeys would use all this opportunity to further imply worse things against Anwar Ibrahim to convince impressionable rural Malay minds, and at the end of it, the Umno friendly judge would let the three ‘Datuk T' get off with a fine, which is small bucks to these Umnoputra thieves.
Anonymous_3f6d: Typical Umno mentality. Just like Perkasa, Shazryl Eskay Abdullah felt proud and happy to announce to everyone that he is going to be charged.
KSN: The police took their own time to bring charges against the Datuk Trio in spite of their confession. Are the police and the attorney-general being thorough with the investigations so that the accused will not escape punishment? I find it hard to believe that.
Ranjit Singh: It will interesting to know what the charges are as I am sure amongst the charges, if more than one, will definitely involve at some point proving the authenticity of the video. Umno is not that stupid as we think.
Anonymous: I will only believe in the fairness of our justice system if these three stooges are handed a severe sentence, if and when there finally is a trial.
Scheiss: I think all three besides being charged and should be given the shameful task of either sweeping the roads as a temporary punishment or be told to clear the roads and public places of dogs' pooh.
This will be a good punishment for perpetrators of dirty politics.
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