About 60 members of the Ampang UMNO division today gathered in the city centre in support of MACC and the POLICE.
And the UMNO gathering did NOT have a police permit. NO ONE from the UMNO illegal gathering was arrested.
A similar gathering will take place later tonight at the Pandan Umno division office.
The protest was led by division chief Ismail Kijo at a car park next to the Ampang Point shopping complex in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. Also present were members from the Umno divisions in Pandan and Gombak as well as several members of Barisan Nasional component parties of the Ampang division.
One banner read ' Ampang Umno has confidence in police, MACC'.
Ismail WARNED the opposition not to politicise the death of DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock at the MACC building in Shah Alam last Thursday and divert attention from the matter at hand.
"Don't exploit his death and don't evoke racial sentiments (because of) that," he WARNED , adding that if the opposition persisted, they would RETORT !!!
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The police wanted to "absolve MACC officers from liability" in the death of Teoh Beng Hock, said a lawyer, after the political aide's family was interrogated by the police at Kajang police station today.
Most of the police questions focused on the possibility that Teoh's death could NOT have been caused by the MACC officers.
Lawyer, Eric Tan Pok Shyong said:
"For example, they asked about Teoh's characters, if he had complained about work before he died, and tried to make a connection with his work and the possibility that he may taken his own life as a result.Lim said,
They also asked if Teoh was a smoker. I'm guessing the only reason they asked that was make an attempt establish that he may fallen accidently out of the window while smoking.
The family members answered all their questions and denied any possibility of suicide."
"The family members were mindful of the questions posed by the police who wanted to know if Teoh was depressed, suicidal or had financial problems.This is in relation to the investigating officer's revelation that Teoh's shoes looked in shreds when his body was found.
The family have denied all this. Teoh was joyful and had no problems at work. Teoh had no financial issues, got along well with everyone and was preparing for his wedding.
He contacted no one immediately before the incident...because the fiancee, being the closest person to Teoh, said that she received no phone calls from him," he said.
The police had asked Teoh's fiancee one 'interesting question', whether he changed his shoes everyday.
They asked if Teoh owned many shoes and what size he wore...the fiancee said that Teoh had several pairs and seldom changed them unless they were damaged, but on that fateful day, he wore a new pair. "
Lim said the family welcomed the government's setting up of a royal commission of inquiry today to get to the bottom of Teoh's death. Family members are happy and they hope the inquiry will start soon.
MACC Only Took Files on CHINESE State Assemblymen
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The conduct of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in its investigations into alleged misuse of state allocations by Pakatan Rakyat (PR) state lawmakers was again called in to question today.
Selangor executive councillor Teresa Kok, first raised the issue on July 13 when she asked why only Chinese state lawmakers from the Petaling district were being targeted in the MACC probe. The seven state lawmakers were Kok, Hannah Yeoh (Subang), Ean Yong Hian Wah (Sri Kembangan), Dr Cheah Wing Yin (Damansara Utama), Edward Lee (Bukit Gasing), Lau Weng San (Kampung Tuanku) and Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan).
Teresa Kok said today :
- On July 16 a New Straits Times report based on MACC sources indicated that the agency was also investigating five Malay PR lawmakers for alleged falsification of claims. The NST editorialised that this was contrary to claims made by Kok that only Chinese state lawmakers were being investigated.
- Her checks with the Petaling district officer revealed that ONLY the FILE of the seven CHINESE lawmakers were taken by a MACC investigating officer, on June 23.
- " The truth is NO files from other state assemblymen in the Petaling district, except the seven of us, were taken by the MACC,” adding that she was just stating a fact when she questioned the MACC conduct.
To date MACC has NOT hauled up any BN state lawmakers for using their annual allocations amounting to RM500,000 in just two months in the run up to the March 8 general election last year.
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