Thursday, July 31, 2014

Police must take swift and necessary action against Ustaz Shahul Hamid Seeni Mohd



Press Statement by M Kula Segaran, DAP National Vice Chairman and MP for Ipoh Barat in Ipoh on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Police must take swift and necessary action against Ustaz Shahul Hamid Seeni Mohd

It was reported that Ustaz Shahul Hamid Seeni Mohd has yesterday posted an apology on his Facebook account for insulting the Hindu religion during a speech in Shah Alam in February. 

Shahul’s insult against Hinduism is totally unacceptable, irresponsible and dangerous. The case cannot be closed with a mere apology from him.  The Police must take swift and necessary action against him. 

It has been reported that more than 400 police reports have been lodged nationwide against Shahul. The quantity of police reports shows how angry the public, especially the Hindu community, are over his goddess’s tongue and curry powder remarks.  

Since the last general election, some extremist groups and individuals have been inciting racial and religious tensions and there is no sign that this pattern of things will stop. 

Racial and religious conflict can destroy a nation and the government and Police must not take any act of inciting racial or religious conflict lightly. 

Let tough action against Shahul ‘become a government’s way of reminding all extremists that enough is enough and there will be zero tolerance henceforth on those who play with fire. 

Since there is report that Shahul may be a PAS member, I ask that PAS let the public know if the report is true. 

If he is indeed a PAS member, then PAS must immediately expel him from the Party.


'AG to blame for exclusion from world court'



2:54PM Jul 28, 2014 Malaysiakini
'AG to blame for exclusion from world court'


Attorney General Abdul Gani Patail is the "stumbling block" to Malaysia becoming a state party to the International Criminal Court, said Ipoh Barat parliamentarian M Kulasegaran.

Kulasegaran said the AG's delay in implementing the decision of the cabinet that agreed to ratify the Rome Statute in 2011 prevents Malaysia from raising the matter of possible war crimes related to the shooting down of MH17 in Ukraine on Jul 17.

"We had discussions with the AG chambers then, and he said we have to amend certain laws, like the Internal Security Act before ratifying the Rome Statute," Kulasegaran told Malaysiakini.

"But this is not true, because many countries have ratified the Statute even without amending their laws," added Kulasegaran, who is secretary to Parliamentarians for Global Action (Malaysia chapter) that lobbies for countries to ratify the Rome Statute.

"This is what I told the AG, and the reply was, "Other countries are different, we are different"," Kulasegaran claimed.

Kulasegaran reminded the AG is merely a civil servant who should comply with the decisions of the cabinet.

He said the AG has no business to stop the ratification of the Rome Statute, and continuing to withhold it is a "shame and a setback" to the whole process of trying to become a member of the ICC, the world court.

'AG can't override cabinet'
 

He added that many countries including the Philippines and Maldives have signed the Statute since Malaysia's cabinet decision.

"If the cabinet has said yes, who is the AG to decide otherwise? He has no business to stop it. His business is to implement it," said Kulasegaran.

He said there were two instances where Malaysia lost the opportunity to use the facilities of the ICC - in the Palestine issue and the MH17 disaster, where 298 passengers from 10 countries, including 15 crew members and many children were killed when the airline was apparently shot down near in eastern Ukraine.

"We have to get a state party member to raise it. Why can't we just do our bit? Why are we refraining, restraining because of one man, the Attorney General of the country?" Kulasegaran said.

"We all know he is the most powerful man in the country, but he cannot override the cabinet."

Kulasegaran (left)  said he has spoken to PGA Malaysia chairperson Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz, currently tourism minister, who said he would raise the issue in the coming cabinet meeting.

"Continuous holding back (of the decision) is a shameful affront to justice." Kulasegaran quipped.

Kulasegaran recalled that the PGA organised in Kuala Lumpur a regional (Asia-Pacific) ICC Parliamentary Conference in March 2011, and in April, the cabinet agreed in principle to the ratification.

"I have raised the issue many times since 2004, but the government said they will look into it," he said.

"The syariah laws were an issue, but I told them that countries like Jordan also ratified the statute. Then the government agreed (to proceed)," he added.

International calls to ratify
 

Kulasegaran's remarks comes after two International NGOs - Bangkok-based Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the New-York based Parliamentarians for Global Action - urged Malaysia to ratify the Rome Statute.

Malaysian Bar Council's human rights committee co-chairperson Andrew Khoo said the MH17 incident - where Malaysia appears to be a victim caught in the middle of a war between Russia and Ukraine - can be deemed a war crime.

He said this following Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin, who had proposed to raise the issue in the emergency parliament meeting called by Prime Minister Najib Razak to condemn the downing of the airplane.

Meanwhile, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has described the "horrendous shooting down" of the Malaysia Airlines plane as possibly amounting to a war crime.

AFP quoted her as demanding for a "thorough, effective, independent and impartial investigation".

"Every effort will be made to ensure that anyone committing serious violations of international law, including war crimes, will be brought to justice, no matter who they are," Pillay had said in a statement, according to AFP.

She added the fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in urban areas.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Landmark and bold decision by Justice Lee Siew Seng



 Media statement by M. Kula Segaran MP Ipoh Barat and DAP National Vice Chairman in Ipoh on 25th July, 2014

Landmark and bold decision by Justice Lee Siew Seng


On the 30th May 2014 , Justice Lee Siew Seng granted a warrant of arrest order against Indira Gandhi ex husband Riduan for refusing to hand over the last child of the family Prisan Diksa. But the said order was suspended for a week for Riduan (Pathmanathan) to return the child and to purge the contempt. After one week his lawyer called over to our law office and said his client couldn't return the child as the notice was too short and he was confused.

In 2010,  the High Court Judge Wan Afrah binti Wan Ibrahim granted an order of custody of all the three children to the mother Indira Gandhi after full hearing the convert husband and his lawyers.

The arrest warrant specifically requested the police to execute the warrant. Unfortunately, the Inspector General of Police refused to execute the warrant as the IGP said he cannot execute the order as there were similar orders from the Syariah court. We have pointed out to the court there isn't any similar court order from the Ipoh Syariah court except only similar custody Oder where the police are not involved or any order to the police.

Indira has lost all avenues to enforce the warrant of arrest and to get back her 5 year old child and thus had to file an application for leave for mandamus to commit the IGP for contempt.

Today, the court has given leave for a mandamus order to be issued with respect to compel the IGP to execute the warrant of arrest and to execute the recovery order issued by the court. Also the Court gave an order of prohibition to restrain or prohibit the execution of the Syariah Court order. We intent to pursue the matter urgently and quickly.

The decision today is a land mark decision of the High Court. The decision has far reaching consequences. To the best of our knowledge, the first of its kind against a IGP in any country in the world. We congratulate and praise the correct and bold decision delivered by Justice Lee.

We want a speedy closure of this issue with the immediate arrest of the ex husband and the child be returned to the natural mother. Indira Gandhi and her other children are yearning for the last child. Their continuous agony and mental torture should end forthwith.

We urge the Prime Minister to take serious note of today's decision of the court.IGP could be the first in the world for an order of this nature to be made.

The police must quickly enforce the warrant of arrest to prevent people losing confidence in the system and to redeem its own pride and dignity.

I urge the IGP to be suspended from service and a full inquiry be carried out to ascertain the reasons for his failure to carry out his duties. Will this ever happen in this boleh land??

Case has been fixed for full Hearing on September 12th

Saturday, July 26, 2014

High Court allows bid to block Syariah Court

High Court allows bid to block Syariah Court

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July 25, 2014 
 
The Ipoh High Court has granted leave to
Indira Gandhi for an order of mandamus compelling the IGP to execute a
warrant of arrest against her ex-husband
indiraIPOH:
The Ipoh High Court has granted leave to kindergarten teacher M Indira
Gandhi for an order of mandamus to compel the Inspector-General of
Police Khalid Abu Bakar to execute a warrant of arrest against
ex-husband Muhammad Ridzuan Abdullah.




High Court Judge Lee Swee Seng also issued an order of prohibition to
restrain or prohibit the execution of the Syariah Court order.




“We intend to execute the order quickly,” said Indira Gandhi’s lawyer M Kulasegaran in a statement.


Indira Gandhi had applied for leave of the High Court to get a
judicial remedy to compel IGP Khalid to execute the warrant of arrest on
her ex-husband Muhammad Ridzuan Abdullah, previously known as
Pathmanathan.




Judge Lee ordered the police and the education department to search
and return the divorced couple’s youngest daughter Prasana Diksa to
Indra Gandhi.




Indira Gandhi filed the application after Khalid declined to execute the arrest order.




In April 2009, Ridzuan took away Prasana, then 11 months old, and
converted her and two siblings, Tevi Darsiny, 12, and Karan Dinish, 11,
to Islam without Indira Gandhi’s knowledge.


She won custody of her three children by a High Court order in 2010.




Kulasegaran hailed Lee’s decision today as a landmark decision with far reaching consequences.


“To the best of our knowledge it is the first of its kind against an IGP in any country in the world,” he said.




“We congratulate and praise the correct and bold decision delivered
by Judge Lee,” said Kulasegaran, also the DAP national vice-chairman and
Ipoh Barat MP.




The full hearing is fixed for Sept 12.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Global NGOs tell Malaysia to sign Rome Statute

11:40AM Jul 25, 2014: Malaysiakini

Global NGOs tell Malaysia to sign Rome Statute 

MH17 Bangkok-based Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) says it has been advocating tirelessly for Malaysia to ratify the Rome Statute and had Malaysia done so, it could easily refer the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 to an international accountability mechanism.

The regional coordinator for the Asia-Pacific Coalition of the CICC, Amielle Del Rosario, said the coalition has worked for years supporting local partners, such as the Bar Council, to raise awareness that Malaysia has nothing to fear from becoming a member of the  International Criminal Court (ICC).

“Indeed, there has been great hope, especially since 2011, that Malaysia will soon ratify the Rome Statute and our regular engagement with the government has been positive with it continuing to reiterate its commitment to the principles and the establishment of the CICC,” Del Rosario (right) said in an email interview with Malaysiakini.

The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court established the ICC, which was adopted at a diplomatic conference in Rome on July 17, 1998, and the ICC entered into force on July 1, 2002.

The ICC established four core international crimes: genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and the crime of aggression, all of which “shall not be subject to any statute of limitations”.

Downing of MH17 ‘a war crime’

Yesterday, Malaysian Bar Council Human Rights Committee co-chairperson Andrew Khoo said the downing of the Flight MH17 at the Russian-Ukraine border on the night of July 17 could be deemed a war crime.

Pointing out relevant sections of the Rome Statute, Khoo said these could be helpful in nailing the perpetrators who shot down the Boeing 777 aircraft, killing all 298 on board, including 15 crew members and many children.

Khoo (right) said this in response to PKR Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin, who urged Malaysia to speedily sign the Rome Statute so that the incident of the ill-fated MH17 could be taken to the ICC to seek justice for the victims and their families.

Meanwhile, the New-York based Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) said if Malaysia and Ukraine were state parties to the ICC, the Rome Statute would have applied, as the alleged shooting down of MH17 was committed in both the territories - the sky under Ukrainian jurisdiction and the aircraft, which is the extended national territory under Malaysian jurisdiction.

ICC cannot automatically launch probe

However, the ICC cannot automatically launch a full-fledged investigation, as "intent and knowledge" are required to prove a case to be a war crime for it to be taken up under Article 30 of the Rome Statute, PGA secretary-general David Donat Cattin said.

“But if intent and knowledge on the part of the alleged perpetrator(s) can be proven, then I am sure that such an horrible crime can be brought to justice as it not only may constitute a war crime, but also endanger general interest and public good, which is the safety of international civilian aviation,” Cattin said.

“Hopefully, the relevant investigations carried out by non-judicial bodies will not end up in finding out that this was a "tragic mistake of fact". Such a finding would become a tragedy within the tragedy,” he said.

Cattin (left) said PGA is determined to continue to work with Malaysian MPs, from both government and opposition, to bring about a successful ICC process in the country.

“It was a parliamentary question of Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran in April 2010 that caused then law minister Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz to decide to come to Kampala and participate in the 6th Consultative Assembly of Parliamentarians for the ICC and the Rule of Law,” Cattin said.

He said PGA held the Asia-Pacific ICC Parliamentary Conference in Kuala Lumpur in March 2011 and that in April that year, the Malaysian cabinet agreed in principle to ratify the Rome Statute.

However, the process has stalled because Parliament must adopt a domestic legislation to implement the Rome Statute into Malaysia law, before the cabinet can ratify the instrument, Cattin said.

“Until now, the Attorney-General's Chambers has not produced the required draft to be approved by cabinet for sending to Parliament,” he added in an email interview with Malaysiakini.
 

If BN government is sincere in wanting to help the Indian community, it should implement a progressive Affirmative Action Plan for the upliftment of the Indians



Speech by M. Kula Segaran MP for Ipoh Barat and DAP National Vice Chairman while speaking at the forum on “Gelang Patah Declaration” at George Town, Penang on 25th July 2014
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If BN government is sincere in wanting to help the Indian community, it should implement a progressive Affirmative Action Plan for the upliftment of the Indians

 



The Indians constitute about 7% of the total population. However, 28 Parliamentary and 78 state seats have over 10% Indians as registered voters. Hence, in these constituencies, the Indians are strength to be reckoned with.

In the last two general elections, the majority of Indians voted for the opposition and helped contribute in the unprecedented victories of the Opposition. There are now more opposition Indian MPs compared to the MIC which has only 4.

The main reason that the Indian voters rejected the BN Government because under the BN’s decades of rule, the Indian community has long been marginalized and thus does not trust the government.

Economically, the Indians are the most backward among the three major races and they cannot compete in the same level field with the other races. In 1957, the Indians had 1.5% equity in the economy but instead of increasing over the years, the equity has now dropped to some 1.1%. 17% of the civil servants were Indians in 1970 but it has dropped to about 4.7% now.

14 years ago, a TIME magazine article has described the Malaysian Indians as a “disgruntled underclass” with many of them feeling like “third-class citizens” in the country and the “real losers” since the introduction of the New Economic Policy in 1970.


The situation has not changed since as MIC and BN have continued to fail the community.  

I said before in 2012:-

 “Today the Indian community has achieved some rather unflattering superlatives in the country amongst all the races: the lowest life expectancy, highest school dropout rate, highest incidences of alcoholism and drug addiction, highest number of prisoners in proportion to population and highest suicide rates.

Indian rubber tappers are denied the opportunities to own their small holding estate, cattle and goat rearers not assisted with barns and stables to house the animals, deteriorating Tamil school infrastructure and amenities, top Indian SPM and STPM scorers failing to get scholarships; the list goes on.


And till today, BN has not been sincere and effective in uplifting the economic status of the Indian community and the earlier promise to bring 3 % equity target has been postponed from 2010 to 2020”

On 31st March 2013, the DAP Gelang Patah Declaration (GPD) “A Vision and Strategy for Indian Empowerment” was formally launched .The Declaration is the basis for the DAP continued espousal of the cause of the Malaysians Indians to end their deplorable status as the new underclass in Malaysia.

The Declaration would have uplifted the Indian economic well being if we had won the Federal government and implemented the ideas mentioned in the Declaration. Nevertheless, with limited resources, we have been implementing the GPD in the Penang state.

If the BN government is sincere about wanting to help the Indian community, it should formulate a new, long term affirmative policy incorporating the GPD. It should set up a special agency specially to cater for the Indian needs as what is being done for the Bumiputera group now.

The setting up of a Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) specially to look into the issues and solutions of the Indians and other minorities is a necessity. The composition of the PSC should comprise MPs both from the Government and the opposition.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Judges in custody case pull out of AG's intervene bid

11:00AM Jul 24, 2014 --Hafiz Yatim ( Malaysiakini) 

Judges in custody case pull out of AG's intervene bid

The hearing of the attorney-general's  application to be an intervener in the child custody cases of S Deepa and M Indira Gandhi's was deferred by the Court of Appeal today after two judges recused themselves.

This follows K Shanmuga, representing both Deepa and Indira Gandhi, had inquired whether Justice Mohd Zawawi Mohd Salleh was comfortable in hearing the matter as he once headed the Syariah Advisory Division in the AG's Chambers which discussed the amendment of several existing laws pertaining inter-faith custody cases like the R Subashini matter, before becoming a judge.

Justice Umi Kalthum then asked if her presence on the bench would objected to as well, since she was the head of the civil division of the AG Chambers at that time.

To this, Shanmuga left it to Justice Umi Kalthum to decide, bearing in mind the post she was holding then.

"I apologise for raising the matter now, as I only discovered this (the composition of the bench) today," the lawyer said.

However, senior federal counsel Suzana Atan, for the AG's Chambers, objected, arguing that the matter was just an application to intervene and not a proper appeal hearing.

After confiding with both Justice Zawawi and Justice Umi Kalthum, Justice Linton Albert, who is heading the bench, said the two decided to recuse themselves in the interest of justice.

"Are you comfortable with me on the bench?" asked Linton, to which Shanmuga replied in the affirmative.

The Court of Appeal then fixed Sept 10 to hear the AG's application to be intervener in both the cases.

Also present was Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran who also appeared for Indira Gandhi, along with lawyers Joanne Leong for Deepa and Aston Paiva (who is representing both with Shanmuga).

Lawyer Faiz Fadhil appeared for N Viran @ Izwan Abdullah, S Deepa's former husband.

Amendments to existing legislation

Outside court, Shanmuga told reporters that between 2007 and 2009, several senior officers in the AGC were involved in the amendments of existing legislation regarding unilateral conversion following the Subashini case which involved similar circumstances.

“A draft of the amendments was presented to the Council of Rulers in 2009, but we have not heard of it since,” he said.

Among the laws which were proposed to be amended included the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976, Administration of Islamic Law (Federal Territories) Act 1993 and Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) Act 1984.

Kulasegaran (left) said it was indeed tabled (to the rulers) and he had raised the matter up in Parliament in 2009 to know of its development but to no avail.

The Cabinet, he said had since come-up with a stand against unilateral conversions in 2009 but the laws have not been amended after that to reflect this.

This was also reiterated by Tourism Minister Nazri Abdul Aziz, once the de-facto law minister, last year.

“Now we have the joint committee on this co-chaired by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Jamil Khir Baharom, which has said otherwise (that unilateral conversion is allowed).

This, he said, resulted in inter-faith dispute cases to continue since then.

However, Kulasegaran said tomorrow the Ipoh High Court will deliver its decision whether to grant permission for judicial review against the Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, to compel the police to retrieve Indira Gandhi's youngest child Prasana Diksa.

The AG is applying to intervene in both cases following conflicting orders by the Syariah High Court and the civil High Court wanting the police to enforce the recovery of children in inter-faith disputes.

WAO will engage with AGC

Women Aid Organisation (WAO) executive director, Ivy Josiah said although there is no development in the amendment of the laws, it will still engage with the Attorney General Chambers to find a resolution to this dispute.

The WAO is one of the women’s groups holding a watching brief in this case

“This will not stop us as an interested party. We will continue to hold dialogues to resolve this matter which affects all women.

“We have seen Deepa and Indira going up and down the courts seeking resolution, following the unilateral conversions of their children by the converting husband. They are doing this for the love of their children and wanting to be with them," said Josiah (right).

Sisters in Islam executive director, Ratna Osman, another women's group holding a watching brief, said Islam does not allow such injustice.

“The husband should discuss with spouse on the question of conversion and not take the children like that,” she added
 

Subject: Indian Scholarship & Trust Fund (ISTF) 2014-15


Subject: Indian Scholarship & Trust Fund (ISTF) 2014-15.
To: H.E. Mr. M. Kula Segaran, Member of Parliament.

Excellency,

I wish to inform that the High Commission of India - Kuala Lumpur, has announced the 'Indian Scholarship and Trust Fund (ISTF) 2014-15' under which Malaysian Indian students can apply for a one-time financial assistance to pursue their Diploma / Bachelor studies in a local institution. The details of the ISTF are available in the Press Release which is available at: www.indianhighcommission.com.my/Indian-Scholarship.html

The ISTF Application Form can be downloaded from: www.indianhighcommission.com.my/Pdf/ISTF-Appln-Form-2014-15.pdf

If any Malaysian Indian youth is interested to apply for this scholarship, please request them to read the Press Release, and to apply at the earliest.

--
Regards,
Yours sincerely,
Dr. Acquino Vimal
Deputy High Commissioner
High Commission of India,
Tel: +60 3 6143 1163
Fax: +60 3 6143 1194
Email:dhc@indianhighcommission.com.my
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

After Karpal’s sedition conviction, IGP Khalid wants my “scalp”, knock me out of Parliament and even jailed for sedition?

After Karpal’s sedition conviction, IGP Khalid wants my “scalp”, knock me out of Parliament and even jailed for sedition?

--Lim Kit Siang 


The Inspector-General of Police, Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, probably hopes to get the second scalp of a DAP leader to be jailed and be disqualified and knocked out of Parliament for conviction of sedition – targeting me after Karpal Singh’s most unwarranted conviction for sedition and RM4,000 fine which would have ejected Karpal from Parliament if he is still alive and his appeal against conviction or sentence had not been overturned.

I was surprised when I first learned that the Police was coming after me under the Sedition Act, although I was nonplussed as to what seditious statement I had made to warrant a police investigation against me under the Sedition Act – especially when the Police had been infamously passive and notoriously inactive when there had been a crescendo of seditious utterances and threats by extremist individuals and NGOs inciting racial and religious hatred, including May 13 threats about racial riots uttered at least thrice this year alone!

Malaysians must commend the Malaysian Police for having the outstanding qualities not to be found in other police forces in the world, i.e. its enormous ability to turn the blind eye to flagrant criminality right in their faces when committed by certain privileged groups of people but extraordinary ability to discern crime or sedition when they don’t exist when another targeted group of people is involved!
In a buka puasa event last night, Khalid announced that the police will record a statement from me for my recent comment on the fifth death anniversary of Teoh Beng Hock (TBH) that Beng Hock had been murdered and that the killers are still at large.

Khalid said what I said could be seditious and I will be investigated under the Sedition Act.
He said: “Do not try to create something which is not true but can cause the people to be angry and suspicious.”

How does the Inspector-General of Police know that it is not true that Beng Hock had been murdered or killed at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) premises in Shah Alam five years ago on 16th July 2009?

I would commend Khalid to read the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on TBH, for anyone reading it would find that the Report was screaming “Murder! Murder! Murder!” if not “Manslaughter! Manslaughter! Manslaughter!” although the RCI Report evaded the issue altogether in its conclusion with the finding that TBH was driven to commit suicide by aggressive and continuous questioning by MACC officers!

Is there such a “animal” as “forced suicide” which is not homicide or murder?

The TBH RCI found that MACC officers had acted with impunity in utter disregard of the law, resulting in TBH’s death, and then conspired to cover up the truth and commit the crime of perjury at the RCI public hearing with false evidence.

Can Khalid explain why the police had not launched investigations into the MACC officers implicated in TBH’s death, whether under sections 304 and 304A of the Penal Code, namely for culpable homicide not amounting to murder and for causing the death of TBH by negligence, respectively, or even under Section 302 for murder?

What was a great travesty of justice was the MACC statement on the fifth anniversary of the death of TBH on July 16 that the three MACC officers implicated in the death of Teoh Beng Hock by the RCI had been cleared of indiscipline by the MACC special investigation team comprising its disciplinary board and the complaints committee.

This was a most shocking and scandalous announcement – as not only the memory of Teoh Beng Hock and TBH family, but decent Malaysians as a whole deserve full explanation how the three MACC officers implicated in TBH’s death could be cleared of indiscipline by the MACC special investigation team, without having to suffer any penalty whatsoever!

Is the life of a person, who is not an important personage in the corridors of power in Malaysia, so cheap that it could be snuffed out in a most criminal manner without anyone having to suffer any retribution – like the 537 passengers and crew from over 10 countries whose lives were snuffed out in an instant in the two air disasters within five months, MH 370 and MH 17?

Anybody who revisits the Report of the TBH RCI can only feel outraged and scandalized by the announcement of the clearing of the three MACC officers implicated in TBH’s death.

Although the RCI Report did not pinpoint Beng Hock’s killers, it was clearly established at the RCI that there was a conspiracy of “blue wall of silence” among the MACC officers to “cover up” what actually transpired at the MACC resulting in Beng Hock’s death, with the RCI publicly condemning the MACC Selangor officers (except for two “brave” witnesses) as a pack of liars who blatantly told lies and perjured at the RCI.

But now, the MACC trio implicated in TBH’s death had been completely exonerated and not “penalised” in any manner by the triumvirate of police, AG’s chambers and the MACC.

The Conclusion of the TBH RCI Report referred to the criminality of the MACC officers in “’a blue wall of silence’ based on brotherhood ties among those (MACC) officers” resulting in “the untruths spouted by the MACC officers to cover up the nefarious activities that took place on the 15th and the 16th”, i.e the events leading to the death of TBH.

Para 363 of the Report of the TBH RCI is most revealing:

“363. But what is most saddening and regrettable is that the operation that the Selangor MACC embarked upon led to the death of TBH, a promising young man in the prime of life who had everything to look forward to. His family was robbed of a son and brother, his fiancée of a husband and his then unborn child of a father. We can feel the pain and anguish that they must have suffered and continue to suffer as a result of the callous machinations and attitudes of the MACC officers who were involved in the operation. We express our heartfelt sympathies on the loss that the family of TBH and his fiancée and son have had to bear and continue to bear. We can only hope that time will assuage their pain.”

The TBH RCI was established not “to feel the pain and anguish” of TBH family or to convey condolences to TBH family for the death of TBH but to ascertain, among other things, TBH’s killers and to act against the MACC and its officers for their “nefarious activities” and “callous machinations” resulting in TBH’s death.

Did the police follow up on the Report of the TBH RCI to investigate the MACC personnel implicated in TBH”s death despite the damning findings of the RCI on their “nefarious activities” resulting in TBH’s death, and if not, why not?

Can Khalid answer these questions about the police conduct on TBH’s death?