Suicide Note – TBH

Seems that there is a major development in the Teoh Beng Hock case – the sudden surfacing of a suicide note that was found months after his death. The circumstances in which the note was found makes it difficult to admit as evidence in court but in the spirit of Malaysia Boleh, let’s just assume that it does make its way into court.

In that case, it still does not change the crux of the problem.

I have always insisted that the people in charge, grow a pair and take responsibility. Regardless of whether TBH was murdered by Chinese triads (goes one conspiracy theory), thrown out a window by the MACC (goes the coverup theory), or jumped out of the window on his own volition (goes the suicide theory), it does not change the facts of the matter.

The facts of the matter are: that TBH went into the MACC office on that fateful day, through the front door, to assist in certain investigations; and the next day, his body was found outside the building, below an open window, sustaining injuries consistent with falling from a great height. These are facts of the matter that are not disputed at all by any party.

Let’s keep our eye on the ball.

The MACC is responsible either way. If he was murdered by outside parties on their premises – the MACC were responsible for his safety. If he was dropped out the window in the course of the investigation – the MACC were responsible for dropping him. If he had jumped out of the window in desperation – the MACC were responsible for taking care of him as a witness.

In all cases, there is no reason for him to have died if the MACC had carried out their duties. The only question that needs answering is whether he died of malice or negligence. In any case, the MACC has greater responsibilities that its leaders are expected to live up to.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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