Thursday, July 23, 2009



The cabinet's decision that a Royal Commission of Inquiry to look into the MACC's handling of Teoh was timely and brilliant. The cabinet also agreed to set up an Inquest, to be headed by a magistrate who will be responsible for a thorough investigation of Teoh's death.

Overall, the moves by the government on this matter are well received by the public. The MACC was happy with this decision of the cabinet and it hoped that all parties would halt their accusations against it. MCA, MIC, Gerakan are equally receptive of PM's firm stand on this. Nevertheless, there are also voices of discontentments, especially from the oppositions. This is democracy whereby everyone in the society can express his or her own views freely. For the benefit of all, YAB PM as the leader of this country, had taken into consideration of all factors before arriving at any decision. Therefore, his final say to all Malaysians to set up the Royal Commission and the Inquest was in response to the people's wish and concern.

Observers believe that the approaches by Dato' Sri Najib are wise and in compliance with the spirit and the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. In this context, all parties in Malaysia should fully support this bold step by the government so that investigations could proceed smoothly. dated 23 July 2009, reported that Teoh's death would have snowballing effects on the PR state government of Selangor. For now, about 45 people might be called by the police for statements and this implied that the Teoh episode might uncover further inside stories involving known or unknown individuals. did not rule out the role of 'mafia'.

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