And what's next? Another RCI or a tribunal ? An international tribunal, perhaps, until their claim that TBH was murdered is substantiated?
Doubts remain as doubts. Minister at PM Office Nazri Aziz said the three MACC officers who were in-charge of interrogating TBH will be fully-investigated. Why? They are now accused of applying 'grilling tactis' on the victim (here).
So, could it be depression prompted TBH to jump off from the building when he just couldn't take it anymore?
“We will not delay to act against the officers but we also cannot `hang' them straightaway. Proper procedure will have to take place and it starts with investigating the incident and collecting evidence.
“Investigation papers must be opened and be submitted to the Attorney-General's Chambers for further action. That is the procedure and procedures need to be followed,” Nazri said.
The RCI in an unanimous decision, had found that Teoh had been driven to commit suicide by “aggressive, relentless, oppressive and unscrupulous” interrogation by three MACC officers. The three named were Selangor MACC deputy director Hishamuddin Hashim, and his officers Mohamad Anuar Ismail and Ashraf Mohd Yunus.
The 30-year-old political secretary to Ean Yong Hian Wah was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the fifth floor corridor of Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, Selangor, after giving a statement at the Selangor MACC office on the 14th floor of the same building.
Of course the RCI's decision should be respected and accepted but for TBH family, it will never end. To them, TBH was murdered and Nazri's statement was adding some 'points' to them. Was TBH tortured or psycho-ed during investigation? Only TBH and God know the answer.
And what would become of the three officers if they are found guilty of using irrelevant methods in conducting the investigation? Jail? I think even a jail sentence would not suffice to TBH family and friends. Unless its going to be a death sentence!
So, the findings by the RCI will still carry no face value to many, especially the Opposition politicians who have been riding on the issue over the last two years for their extra mileage. What's next?