In property investment, they say location is everything. In share trading, they say timing is everything.
So is politics.
After 2 years of stumbling around, finally it appears that a political compromise have been developed – admit the weaknesses or plain abuse of power by a statutory body while at the same time, careful not to antagonize a perceived segment carved out by perceived racial orientation of interpretation.
If actual reforms and accountability is the order of the day, this matter would have been seriously, professionally and impartially dealt with from day 1 and not after some embarrassingly poor attempt to avoid accountability such as that lame excuse and even more pathetic demonstration of self-strangulation.
The RIC developed its fancy theory about a weak Teoh Beng Hock succumbing to pressure and guilt. They failed to explain why a man would want to kill himself over an alleged crime which until today MACC has not uncover a single compelling evidence and who was getting married the next day with his first child due to be born soon.
Calling him weak minded, as Nazri subsequently fumbled again, is an insult to Beng Hock. A young man giving up a better paid and more comfortable job, assuming a stressful, risky and at times unappreciated occupation while his peers are busy building up careers, network and having a good time, is hardly a weak character but a paragon of virtue, courage and self-sacrifice.
For the past few days, the headlines suggest a serious intention for MACC to reform and the relevant officers to be charged.
Putrajaya tells MACC to buck up, agrees Teoh’s death avoidable
MACC promises reforms suggested by Teoh RCI
I question, as a tax payer, how on earth our money been wasted setting up the MACC (a rushed job in Badawi’s final day as the prime minister, if you could recall) which needs serious reform after barely 3 years coming into being? What quality level of legislation, execution and civil servants we are paying for via decades of deficit budgets?
Are we going to see serious reform in MACC ? Isn’t it a déjà vu of Badawi’s proposed IPCMC reforms which was subsequently torpedoed? Now Utusan Malaysia is defending MACC despite UMNO’s led BN administration is painting yet another picture of promises.
Utusan defends MACC, holds DAP responsible for Teoh’s death
Nazri called for the labeled trio (Abuser, Bully and Arrogant) to be charged in court if found guilty of penal code. Yet again there are internal dissenting voices.
Ex-ACA chief: No reason for Nazri’s ‘charge’ comment
By STEVEN DANIEL
PETALING JAYA: A former director of investigations of the then Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) disagrees with Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz that the three Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officers be taken to court for their role over Teoh Beng Hock's death.
Abdul Razak Idris said it was not right for the Minister in the Prime Minister's Department to make statements which were demoralising to the MACC in its efforts to fight corruption.
What about Malaysians’ moral and confidence about these MACC crackers still at large, Encik Abdul Razak?
Are we going to see more suspects with T shirts as faces been dragged in and out of court? Remember Kasitah? Indicted before the 2004 GE for corruption and released post GE?
There are 3 fundamental questions left unanswered, apart from why would a brave father killed himself over a charge proven to be of no substance and no basis:
2) why did MACC hold a friendly and helpful witness beyond reasonable hours when it was clear that no substantive evidence was in MACC’s possession to warrant treating that witness like a recalcitrant suspect withholding crucial evidence ?
3) did Abuse, Bully and Arrogant acted on their own accord, or at the request, pressure or enticement of other shadowy figure higher up some obscure hierarchy?
By the way, what’s the personal opinion of MACC officers pertaining to that debate about whether it is justifiable to extract relevant information from terrorists by way of torture to avoid hideous cruelty like mass murder in Norway, Kabul and New York?
The DPM has sounded the alarm today – “there isn’t much time left” while the PM has intensified meeting people session with the customary from the people to the people goodwill sweeties.
This mishandling (first and foremost gross cruelty to the Teoh family) of an uncalled for political gambit have cost a lot of Chinese votes. Perhaps the current flood of rectification work is, by the assessment of some, as timely and necessary.
Monday July 25, 2011
DPM hints at early polls as he calls on all Barisan members to strengthen unity
KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has given the clearest indication yet that the next general election is just a few months away.
He also called for all Barisan Nasional parties and affiliate members to strengthen unity and move as a single team from now.
“The core issue of unity is critical. We may have had Team One and Team Two before but from now, there has to be only Team Barisan.
“There is not much time left. In the months ahead, we have to show that we are united.
For the time being, stay tune for more distribution of tax payers’ money and piling up of national debts (repayable by taxpayers) as a results of wooing goodies.
And it is time for voters to just take back what was paid out from our own pockets and decide whether to exercise our judgment eyeing out substance over form, or be fooled by mere form over substance.