MACC - from zero to hero in the eyes of 'hypocrites'
A veteran newsman has pointed out how the same people who condemned the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are now hailing its officials as heroes.
In his blog Rocky Bru, Ahiruddin Attan ( photo ) recalled how the daggers were out for MACC following the death of DAP staffer Teoh Beng Hock.
"For I still remember how not too long ago the mysterious death of DAP staffer Teoh, who had been helping MACC with investigation into misappropriation of funds in the party when he fell to his death, was used by these hypocrites to the max and at every chance to harass MACC and eventually cow them into stopping the investigation altogether.
"They brought in a Thai forensic expert who was able to conclude that Teoh had been the victim of murder - not suicide - just by looking at some pictures sent to her.
"Hypocrites went on for a couple of years at least telling Malaysians how corrupt the anti-graft boys themselves were, that they were BN stooges, and they were the ones who killed Teoh,” he said.
The former Malay Mail editor also noted how 'poor' Teoh was later used as a rallying point for 'hypocrites' political parties during national elections.
"I don't have to go into the details of the sentiments the hypocrites played up during the rallies to demonise MACC.
"Go, support MACC as you all should have done all along. But first, scums, have the decency to apologise to its chief Abu Kassim (Mohamed) for the injustices you've committed against him and his men and women these last 5-6 years," he added.
This morning, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang, PKR president Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, and former PAS deputy president Mohamad Sabu went to the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya to express their support.
This is after MACC complained of police interfering in its SRC International probe by questioning and detaining its officers.
The commission's special operations director Bahri Mohd Zain also claimed that police were acting upon the instruction of hidden hands.
Inspector-general of police Khalid Abu Bakar has denied the allegations, saying its probe is related to leaked classified documents.