Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Reputation? MACC?

I read the following from the Malaysian Insider just a while ago, and I can't stop but asking:

Do you have a reputation?

Give us BIG FISH and CROCODILES, and you have your reputation.

Original piece below (highlighted by myself):

MACC officers lodge police report to deny torturing suspect

SHAH ALAM, Sept 9 – Five Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers, including Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus, the witness in the inquest into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock, lodged a report at the Shah Alam police headquarters here today.

Selangor MACC director Jaafar Mahad said the officers lodged the report at 4.30pm refuting the allegation that MACC officers’ had used force during interrogation.

“We are refuting the allegation that we tortured the suspect. The statement made during the inquest proceedings was ill intent and meant to mar the reputation of the MACC,” he told reporters after accompanying the officers to the police headquarters to lodge the report.

In the inquest proceedings earlier today, T. Sivanesan, a witness called by the lawyer representing Teoh’s family, Gobind Singh Deo, claimed that he was tortured by MACC officers during interrogation.

Teoh, 30, was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam on July 16, after giving statement to the Selangor MACC, located on the 14th floor of the same building. – Bernama

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