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Source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/157774

Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak dilabel ibarat sekadar ‘menanam tebu di tepi bibir’ sahaja apabila dilihat masih tidak mampu menunaikan janji yang diberi kepada keluarga mendiang Teoh Beng Hock sewaktu pertemuan kali pertama dengan keluarga itu.

NONEDalam program Fokus Berita, terbitan TV Selangor, adik pembantu politik itu, Teoh Lee Lan berkata, jika perdana menteri ikhlas mahu membantu menyiasat, beliau sepatutnya memenuhi segala permintaan yang dibuat keluarga mendiang supaya dapat menyelesaikan kes itu secepat mungkin.

“Ini keikhlasannya tidak dibukti dengan perjalanan inkues sepanjang setahun lebih, sekarang Suruhanjaya Diraja menolak semua permintaan kami hanya kerana mereka tidak mahu kes ini ditukar lagi tetapi pada asalnya siapa yang menukarkan keadilan, kebenaran sepanjang kes ini,” katanya.

Lee Lan juga turut mempersoalkan sebelum Suruhanjaya Siasatan Diraja ditubuhkan, inkues Teoh Beng Hock jelas menunjukkan mereka hanya menjalankan siasatan yang disifatkan sebagai berat sebelah.

“Semua orang boleh lihat bagaimana inkues menjalankan tugasnya dan anda beritahu saya, adakah mereka menyiasat dari segi membunuh diri atau dibunuh, jawapan yang sangat nyata, mereka hanya menyiasat dari segi dibunuh.

azlan“Perdana Menteri meyakinkan kita bahawa inkues akan memberikan satu jawapan tetapi tidak, malah dianggap tidak munasabah. Kemudian beliau (PM) berjanji untuk menubuhkan satu siasatan suruhanjaya diraja untuk menyiasat kematian Teoh Beng Hock,” katanya.

Turut menemani beliau adalah, Penyelaras Rakyat Menyokong Beng Hock, Eng Yap Hwa.

Sebelum ini Najib menemui anggota keluarga mendiang Teoh Beng Hock di Pejabat Perdana Menteri pada 28 Julai tahun lalu.

NONEPada pertemuan itu, Najib menyampaikan takziah kepada bapa pembantu politik DAP itu, Teoh Leong Hwee, emaknya, Teng Shuw Hor, abangnya, Beng Kee, adik perempuannya, Lee Lan dan juga tunangnya, Soh Cher Wei.

Teoh, 30, setiausaha politik anggota exco Selangor Ean Yong Hian Wah, ditemui mati pada 16 Julai 2009 di koridor tingkat lima Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, Selangor selepas memberi kenyataan di pejabat Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) yang terletak di tingkat 14 bangunan itu.

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Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/breakingviews/article/whos-disrespecting-the-king-here-jacob-sinnathamby/

FEB 28 — Let’s get one thing straight. The Agong or any of the Malay Rulers may have a special position under the Constitution but they are not God.

For God-fearing Malaysians, only the Almighty is infallible. With that concept set out (for the benefit of Utusan Malaysia and its English cousin, The Star) I would like to address the current debate on whether Teoh Beng Hock’s family have disrespected the Agong by not being party to the Royal Commission of Inquiry.

Former judge Shaik Daud says the family has disrespected the institution. I don’t think so because it was always going to be possible for them to walk away from a commission hearing they did not institute (done by government) or agree with.

If we are to accept Shaik’s argument, should we also say that the governments of Abdullah Badawi and Najib Razak have disrespected the Agong because they did not implement fully findings of the royal commission on the police or the findings of the VK Lingam commission?

In fact, it seems to me that the Agong should be angry with the government because whenever they find themselves in a bind, they go for an RCI but are very lame-willed about implementation.

By doing so, they have made the RCI a laughing stock. In the Teoh case, the RCI is stocked with judges and government officials.

So I do wonder who is really disrespecting the Agong?

* Jacob Sinnathamby reads The Malaysian Insider.

* This is the personal opinion of the writer or publication. The Malaysian Insider does not endorse the view unless specified.

Tindakan Undur Dari Prosidang Suruhanjaya Diraja Tidak Merugikan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4T0Qk0wEZAw

Siasat Kes Teoh : PM Didakwa Hanya ‘Menanam Tebu di Tepi Bibir’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MuySsG_Wzs

Kes Teoh Suruhanjaya Diraja dan Inkues Tiada Pegwai SPRM Dipanggil Jadi Saksi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noUcxvqOR0M

Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/agong-insult-from-teoh-rci-walkout-is-nonsense-says-law-expert/

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 — The boycott of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into Teoh Beng Hock’s death by his family has nothing to do with the Agong, a constitutional law expert said today.

“The Agong has nothing to do with the RCI,” law professor Abdul Aziz Bari said in response to former Court of Appeal judge Datuk Shaik Daud Ismail’s claim today that Teoh’s family had disrespected the Agong by walking out of the inquiry.

“Shaik Daud is talking nonsense by claiming that the Teohs had insulted the Agong. It drags the royalty into the affair when the entire panel and process was put in motion by the prime minister,” said the International Islamic University Malaysia academic who specialises in constitutional monarchy.

Shaik Daud, who retired from the judiciary in 2001, said in a Bernama report that all parties involved should give the RCI due recognition and respect because it was set up on the command of the king.

Abdul Aziz told The Malaysian Insider that Shaik Daud’s comments were surprising for a former top-ranking judge as it showed a failure to understand the separation of powers under a constitutional monarchy.

“It’s like saying the envelopes used for government documents with Urusan Seri Paduka Baginda (On His Majesty’s Service) on them were sent by the King and can somehow be misused in an insulting way to the Agong,” he said.

Teoh’s sister, brother, parents and their two lawyers walked out of the RCI proceedings on February 16 after they failed to stay its proceedings, claiming the deputy public prosecutors that were acting as conducting officers would not be impartial.

The former political secretary to Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah had fallen to his death on July 16, 2009 after being questioned by officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission at their old offices in Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam.

A 17-month-long coroner’s inquest had delivered an “open verdict” ruling out both suicide and homicide which then prompted Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak to form the commission in the face of public pressure.

Abdul Aziz also said that a judge should show empathy and sensitivity to the family of the deceased even if he did not agree with their actions.

Source: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/take-second-teoh-autopsy-with-pinch-of-salt-says-government-pathologist/

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 3 — Teoh Beng Hock’s neck “bruises” found in the second post-mortem were not sustained before his death, a government forensic pathologist told the royal panel investigating the death of the DAP aide today.

Dr Shahidan Md Noor said the two dark “bruises” were likely caused by post-mortem staining from the first autopsy, which is a degradation of blood products during decomposition.

“We need to take this so-called bruise with a good pinch of salt because there’s no way to say it’s ante-mortem, because the first post-mortem has not shown it,” said Dr Shahidan at the inquiry today.

“The quality of the second post-mortem is much more inferior than the first post-mortem,” he added.

Dr Shahidan said he had conducted the second post-mortem on November 22, 2009, while the first post-mortem was performed on July 17, 2009, a day after Teoh’s death.

Two government forensic pathologists, Dr Khairul Azman Ibrahim and Dr Prashant Naresh Samberkar, had conducted the first post-mortem.

Dr Prashant said today he only found a small pinkish-reddish abrasion on Teoh’s neck that was likely caused by a pen in the latter’s blazer pocket during the fall.

“As mentioned in the first post-mortem, blood clots (were) under the neck. No visible injuries on the skin,” said Dr Prashant.

He and Dr Khairul have also insisted that the bruises found in the second autopsy were a result of post-mortem staining.

“This is because of the breakdown of hemoglobin (that) has dispersed through the skin and caused post-mortem staining of the neck,” said Dr Prashant.

Thai forensic pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand, who had observed the second post-mortem, has testified previously that the bruise on Teoh’s neck could have been caused by a blunt object being pressed against his head or neck.

Dr Shahidan said, however, that the bruises found in the second autopsy could not be the only factor in determining pre-fall injuries.

“Just because they’re present, there is not enough to say there’s ante-mortem injuries,” said the forensic pathologist from Hospital Sg Buloh.

Dr Khairul testified yesterday that Teoh was unlikely to have been strangled or held in a neck lock as there were no clear external marks on the neck or red dots in the eye.

Dr Shahidan urged the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) today not to over-emphasise the bruises found in the second post-mortem.

“If it’s a real one, we’ll see it in the next 24 hours,” said Dr Shahidan.

“But when my colleague examined (Teoh’s body) in the first post-mortem, they could not find it. So I don’t think we should place so much weight on it,” he added.

Dr Pornthip has said Teoh’s fatal plunge was likely a homicide, highlighting the bruise on the 30-year-old political secretary’s neck.

She also said Teoh was likely unconscious when he fell nine floors from the then Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam.

But Dr Shahidan said Teoh was probably conscious when he fell because the latter’s body was slightly bent before he hit the ground and landed on his right side.

“It’s a natural reflex. When one falls, one takes a stance to absorb the forces,” said Dr Shahidan.

“So I believe he was conscious when he fell,” he added.

The forensic pathologist, however, could not explain why a cloth, which had been draped over Teoh’s neck during the post-mortem, was untainted despite staining on the skin.

“I can’t answer that one,” said Dr Shahidan.

Teoh was the political secretary to Selangor state executive councillor, Ean Yong Hian Wah, at the time of death on July 16, 2009.

His body was found on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam after he had been questioned overnight by MACC officers on the 14th floor of the same building.

Teoh was a witness in investigations against his boss for abuse of state funds.

The inquiry, which is chaired by Federal Court judge, Tan Sri James Foong, resumes on Monday.

Source: http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/157554

皇家调查委员会听证会今日续审,赵明福身上的颈伤和胸骨断裂继续成为焦点,不过来自马大医药中心的法医巴拉山却否认这两道伤势皆是坠楼之前造成的。

NONE负责第一次解剖的巴拉山,是继巴生中央医院法医凯鲁阿兹曼昨日供证之后,反驳泰国著名法医普缇的验尸报告,认为赵明福颈项上的伤势只是“解剖血斑”,而非遭人掐伤。

“我并不同意遭人掐住的推断,我认为这些皮肤表皮的伤势是因为第一次解剖或腐化过程的染色所致,而非是钝力造成。”

他今早在听证会上,接受反贪会律师沙菲宜的盘诘时,如此表示。

凯鲁昨天也捍卫他本身第一次的验尸报告,不认同普缇第二次验尸报告中,推断赵明福颈伤是遭人掐住所致的结论,甚至认为有关伤痕可能是第一次解剖“染色”(staining)的结果。

凯鲁解释,所谓的“染色”,可能是因为第一次解剖拉开皮肤,而导致尸体受到伤害。

仅在颈项皮肤下发现出血

巴拉山今天也进一步解释,当他们第一次解剖赵明福的时候,只是在颈项皮肤下发现出血的情况,而非在表皮之上。他说,在赵明福的皮肤上只是发现一些粉红色的斑点。

“我唯一的结论是(第一次解剖后)血液中的血红蛋白化解,导致皮肤表层的染色。”

“验尸发现颈项两处出血,但都不是挫伤。”

根据普缇所准备的第二次验尸报告,赵明福的下颚下面,以及颈项左边皮肤内层共有两处挫伤。由于流血深入肌肉里面,因此她认为这个伤势可能是由钝力(blunt force)所造成,可能是遭人掐住或是坚硬的钝物所造成。

巴拉山解释,赵明福颈项皮肤表层下的出血情况,相信是因为高楼坠下时颈项过度伸直的所导致的伤害。

“赵明福坠楼是倾向右边,这导致其许多伤势都是在右边,颈项过度伸直也是发生在右边,因此颈项出血是在左边。”

针对赵明福颈项左边所发现的一道的磨损痕迹,巴拉山则认为这应该是死者口袋上的原子笔所造成的擦伤,从擦伤的痕迹来看应该是从上到下。

若坠楼前受伤肯定会昏迷

针对赵明福胸部骨柄和骨锁的裂痕,巴拉山在接受律师公会律师梁肇富的盘诘时也坚持己见,认为这是赵明福从高处坠下所造成的伤害。

尽管他认同梁肇富的说法,即有关裂痕需要很强的外力,比如拳打脚踢才能造成,但是他却不认为这是坠楼前造成。

“这不大可能是坠楼前的伤势。”

他指出,有关裂痕相当严重,不仅是造成胸骨和肋骨出现裂痕,就连心脏也蒙受破裂,因此赵明福若蒙受类似伤势,他肯定已经处于昏迷。他更不认为死者能够在半昏迷的情况下,离开反贪会房间坠楼。

“我认为,死者是在清醒的情况下坠楼,因为他的脚先动地。”

“此外,这些伤势在从超过25米高处坠下的案件也是常见的。”

他也认为,赵明福左手腕5个小洞伤势是手表受压所造成,而非是手抓或扯断手表所造成。

不排除死者屁股曾撞矮墙

另一方面,梁肇富也对赵明福坠楼的方式盘问双溪毛糯法医沙希淡,但是后者却排除死者在坠楼过程中曾经撞到大厦墙壁而反弹。

“赵明福卧尸地点距离大厦很远,因此不可能有撞到大厦墙壁。”

负责操刀第二次解剖的沙希淡认为,赵明福应该是双脚先行坠地,然后屁股再跟着落地。

不过,他也不排除,赵明福的臀部可能曾撞到大厦5楼的矮墙。

“那里有一座矮墙,因此臀部可能曾经撞过矮墙,导致死者翻滚,然后躺在那里。”

听证会展延至下周一续审

赵明福命案皇委会将在下周一继续召开听证会,以给予时间律师公会聘请精神科医生,以观察接下来供证的反贪会官员,推测死者生前的精神状况。

至于反贪会方面聘请的精神科医生巴蒂雅和诺哈雅迪,则已经在今天开始列席听证会观察。

皇委会主席冯正仁也透露,他们所聘请的独立调查员施国伟已经开始展开调查,不过他拒绝透露进一步详情。

施国伟上周五曾经拜访过《星洲日报》,因为赵明福曾经在该报担任加影记者。

Source: http://www.merdekareview.com/news/n/17146.html

【本刊陈慧思撰述】马来西亚律师公会的代表律师赵伟质疑,为何赵明福坠楼的窗口,较窗边的固定玻璃干净?另外,他质疑查案官除了听命于直属上司,是否还接到其他人的指示?

赵伟(右图)今天在皇家调查委员会的听证会上盘问赵明福坠楼毙命案查案官助理警监阿末纳兹里(ASP Ahmad Nazri Zainal)时点出,赵明福坠楼的掀开式窗口,比起其旁边的固定玻璃透亮,纳兹里和皇委会成员皆同意他的说法。

听证会放映的照片显示,略略掀开的窗口较其旁的固定玻璃透亮,其旁的固定玻璃像蒙上了一层雾,没法透视外面的风景,窗口的玻璃则清晰非常,透过窗口可以望见外面的住宅区。

可是早前阿末纳兹里供证时曾称,窗口满布灰尘。【点击:未发现赵明福攀窗口痕迹 鞋印不符尺寸成争议重点】

赵伟追问纳兹里有否调查何以窗口和其旁的玻璃有此分别,纳兹里表示没有,他不知那是否玻璃的式样。他补充,窗口是由鉴证科负责检查。

冯正仁认为赵伟无须再三确认窗口的清晰度,因大家都可以观察到,窗口玻璃比较清晰。

另外,赵伟指出,如果仔细看,还可以看到窗口下方的玻璃较上方的玻璃清晰。无论如何,皇委会主席冯正仁认为,那有可能是印刷的问题。

总检察长亲自汇报

赵伟还问道,除了听命于其上司卡玛鲁丁依斯迈(Kamarudin Ismail)和雪兰莪州警察刑事调查主任奥玛,阿末纳兹里是否还接到其他人的指示?纳兹里表示,他只接到前述两人的指示。

赵伟继问,纳兹里早前供称,他被限定在一周内完成调查,是谁下达的命令?

纳兹里表示:“卡玛鲁说是上层,但是没有告知是谁说。”

赵伟询问已担任七年查案官的他,通常调查杀人案件需要多长时间?有没有时限?纳兹里回答:“没有。”接着补充如有确凿证据就会点出嫌疑犯。

在赵伟的提问下,纳兹里表示他的案件调查报告被送至武吉安曼警察总部。问道何以送去该处,他回答,这是程序,如果有大人物(VVIP)涉案就会将报告送往武吉安曼。

赵伟即刻回问:“谁是‘大人物’?”纳兹里改口称,他只是笼统地说,如有谋杀案、大人物涉及的案件,就会把报告送到警察总部。

另外,纳兹里指出,他和卡玛鲁曾在7月27日被派遣出席由总检察长阿都干尼(Abdul Gani Patail)主持的汇报会。

冯正仁质疑此事和案件的关联性,因阿都干尼是总检察长,他主持汇报会没有什么可疑之处。