Friday, July 17, 2009


Teoh Beng Hock, 30, political secretary of DAP state assemblyman Ean Yong, was to be married today. However, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission hauled him in for interrogation Wednesday evening... and on Thursday afternoon he was found dead outside their Shah Alam office. (Pic courtesy of The Malaysian Insider)


The MACC has been a tool of those who walk in the corridors of power for a long, long time. Officially, Barisan Nasional has 14 component members with Umno as the lead partner. Unofficially, Barisan Nasional has seventeen component members. The Election Commission is the fifteenth component member of Barisan Nasional, the Malaysian police the sixteenth, and the MACC the seventeenth. They all serve the interests of Umno and the Prime Minister.

The writing was already on the wall very much earlier. Alarm bells were wailing like banshees. But this was largely ignored. It was ignored because it was Malaysia Today that had triggered the alarm bells. Malaysia Today is not the most reliable source. It does not offer the best of information. What Malaysia Today dabbles in are rumours and innuendoes.

“Where is the smoking gun?” they ask. “Show me the body!” they demand. No gun, no body, then no crime has been committed.

Teoh's body was found around 1:30PM, 16 July, on the 5th floor roof of Plaza Masalam. MACC is located on the 14th floor. (Photo from Malaysiakini)

Well, today, there is a body. It is the body of a most unfortunate Chinese opposition member who was arrested and tortured by the MACC officers. Yes, he was tortured. And he was tortured because the MACC wanted him to talk.

But he could not talk. He could not talk because there was nothing to talk about. The MACC wanted him to finger his comrades in the opposition. They wanted him to implicate his friends in the opposition for various crimes that the MACC alleges had been committed by those in the opposition.

[Shukri Abdull, MACC director of investigations, pictured at left (Malaysiakini)]

He tried to explain that he is not being stubborn. He tried to explain that no crime had been committed. He tried to explain that he could not possibly implicate his comrades in the opposition for various crimes if these crimes are merely a figment of the MACC’s imagination.

So they continued to torture him. And he could no longer stand the torture. After all, he is not the macho type of man. He is but a gentle man who only wanted to get married this weekend. That was all that he wanted.

They threatened to kill him if he refuses to talk. With tears running down his cheeks he begged for mercy and pleaded with them not to harm him. They threatened to throw him off the top floor if he refuses to talk. Sobbing like a baby he went down on his knees and begged for his life.

They dragged him across the room and opened the window. Then something went terribly wrong. It was supposed to be just a threat. They just wanted to put fear in him. They did not really want to throw him off the top floor. They just wanted him to see what the ground floor looks like from the top floor.

The unfortunate young man panicked. He went ballistic when he saw the distance he would have to travel before hitting the ground floor. He struggled. They could not hold onto him. Gravity took over and the life of this young man was prematurely snuffed out.

The MACC then announced that they had released him the night before. They failed to announce that they had not released him from custody but released him from this world. Then they suddenly found his body the day after. He jumped. He committed suicide. He took his own life. He was never tortured. He was not dragged to the window with the threat that they would teach him how to fly.

This has been going on for far too long. The MACC acts like God. They kidnap families and torture those they arrest. They threaten those they interrogate with death if they refuse to talk.

Candlelight vigil for Teoh Beng Hock outside the MACC office in Shah Alam attended by hundreds. (Pic courtesy of The Malaysian Insider)

And now one young man has really died. But no one will be punished. No one will be punished because they will say the young man took his own life. Why he took his own life no one knows. He was never tortured. He was never threatened with death. He was not made to look how far down the ground floor is. He was not accidentally dropped when he panicked and struggled and they could not get a good grip on him.

That is what they will be telling you and me later today.

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Umno Rogues Gallery (Partial Listing)

Look at those cold-fish cunning ruthless shifty eyes. Eyes that show no emotion, dead eyes behind which no human soul is visible, as though he has mortgaged it to Mephistopheles for a brief spell of earthly power. This slimy swamp creature from Pahang was so hellbent on wresting Perak from Pakatan right after the general election he was prepared to spend RM50 million buying the loyalties of a few MPs of dubious character. What prompted him to embark on such a desperate and misguided gambit, just to flex his pack-leader muscles prior to the Umno General Assembly and impress the yokels? Sheer arrogance and the absolute absence of any ethical sense whatsoever. Lacking charm, intellectual appeal, bereft of novel ideas, and burdened with the heaviest political baggage of any politician in Malaysian history, this man can only win by resorting to dirty tricks, bribery, intimidation and voodoo courtesy of his spouse. Anyone who so much as shakes his hand is instantly CONTAMINATED!

Malaysia's own Lady Macbeth (some say a cousin of Black Magic Woman Mona Fandey or at least a soul-sister) who set her sights on wealth and power decades ago - and singlemindedly clawed her way to the top, stepping over, casting aside or blowing up anyone who stood in her way.

Totally uninspiring, typical potatohead Umno warlord, long past use-by date as a human being. Has yet to utter a single intelligent, original, constructive thought outside of the Ketuanan Melayu box. As though it wasn't tragic enough that he managed to maneuver his way into the deputy PM's post, he also took over as education minister.... HELP!!!

A face that can sink a thousand ships and wreck the Constitution. Portrait of a 2nd echelon corporate gangster. A sight that induces spontaneous vomiting. Not in a miilion years will any decent Malaysian recognize this smug and uncouth sleazebag as Mentri Besar of Perak. Podah!

Click to enlarge so you can see closeup the miserable faces of Perak's rogue State Assembly (courtesy of Knights Templar)

Young Turk who had a lot going for him (youth, good looks, British education, political connections)... but, alas, he opted to join a dead duck party on the brink of extinction. Also, he succumbed to temptation and stuffed his own pockets too full while his father-in-law was asleep on the job. Now he's every bit as corrupt as all the others - and perhaps even more dangerously evil, since he has to try so much harder just to be accepted by the crime syndicate he's part of. But let's not write him off completely just yet. There's a minute possibility he might have a satori moment and come to his senses before he gets sucked down the bottomless pit of damnation with the others...

This rhinoceros-skinned blackguard operates on an erratic and volatile mix of 65% egomania and 35% unmitigated malice. Under his watch as chief minister, bureaucratic corruption and self-aggrandizement spread throughout the state like a cancer, along with hazardous hillslope housing projects and massive and almost immeasurable misappropiation of public funds. A rabid racist who seems obsessed with attractive, intelligent Chinese women politicians - constantly torn between an atavistic compulsion to savagely rape, strangulate and mutilate their provocative bodies... or annihilate their political reputations. Only cure for his disease in its present advanced stage is compulsory castration... or permanent exile to Kampong Melayu, Sumatra.

This guy used to be one of the few Umno warlords with a touch of class and even a trace of culture. He really ought to have quit politics while the going was good and people still had a modicum of respect for him. Too late now. As communications minister all he appears to be doing is issue stern warnings to bloggers and hardline critics of Umno/BN. Sounds just like a constipated dinosaur, utterly pathetic and completely out of sync with the times. Prrrrp.

The Ultimate Umno Rogue Elephant. He sodomized the police, judiciary, media, civil service, and an entire generation of Malaysians. Enough said. Time to pull the plug on this cynical, self-serving megalomaniac.