Death by Magic!

Regardless of the cause of death, the MACC needs to man up!That’s the only thing that I could think of when I heard the results of the Teoh Beng Hock inquest.

As you may already know, Teoh Beng Hocks body was found outside the building of the MACC one day and was presumed to have either jumped or been forced out an upper-storey window. He was there at the MACC to assist in investigations of corruption against certain parties. In went a healthy man, and out he came through a window.

After the media circus surrounding his death, another one is about to explode, a year and a half later.

The inquest into his death found that there was neither evidence of suicide nor homicide. Okay, let me put this another way. Someone’s body was found to have fallen off a tall building. A police has to either classify the case as suicide or homicide. The person either jumped off the building, or was forced off the building. Bodies do not just miraculously accelerate downwards.

It does not take a genius to realise that the death needs to either be classified as a suicide or homicide, in order for investigations to proceed. If it is suicide, there will not be any insurance compensation and if it was homicide, then there will need to be insurance compensation. Therefore, there are possible legal and financial implications involved.

But it is only in Malaysia, that a healthy young man who was due to marry later than week can die of neither suicide nor homicide.

It was death by magic!


The video brought tears to my eyes.

PS: This will turn into an election issue. All the opposition needs to do is to march his crying sister through every ‘shaky’ constituency where there are significant swing voters. That should do the trick.

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Shawn Tan

Chip Doctor, Chartered/Professional Engineer, Entrepreneur, Law Graduate.

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