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KUALA LUMPUR – Prosiding Suruhanjaya DiRaja untuk menyiasat kematian Teoh Beng Hock hari ini dikejutkan dengan penemuan satu nota bertulis komputer dalam diari yang dipegang oleh saksi Pengawal Keselamatan di SPRM Selangor, Khairudin Denan sepanjang inkuiri hari ini.
Nota yg bertulis ‘ saya nampak dia macam baik….’, ‘yang arif tanya soalan yang bukan tugas saya sbg pengawal keselamatan…’ ditemui dalam diari bewarna merah hati apabila wakil Majlis Peguam, Cheow Wee bertanya mengenai diari tersebut.
“Apa yg ada dlm diari itu?” tanya Cheow Wee apabila lihat Khairudin sentiasa memerhatikan sesuatu pd diari yg dibawanya.
Suruhanjaya terkejut apabila nota skrip jawapan bertaip tersebut dikeluarkan oleh Cheow Wee selepas menyelak diari tersebut di hadapan mahkamah.
Khairudin yang pada mulanya menyatakan tidak begitu arif menggunakan komputer, bagaimanapun mengaku dia yang menaip skrip jawapan tersebut.
Cheow Wee: Tadi kamu kata tak begitu pandai gunakan komputer?
Panel: Kamu yang taip sendiri ke?
Khairudin : ya saya. (Mengangguk)
Panel : Tak akan kamu taip tapi tulis nama kamu sendiri? (Merujuk kpd ayat dlm nota “Khairudin jawab….”
Pengerusi Suruhanjaya, Tan Sri James Foong mengarahkan supaya salinan dibuat bagi rujukan Suruhanjaya bagaimanapun tidak dikemukakan sebagai bahan bukti.
Khairudin yang telah berkhidmat sebagai pengawal keselamatan di SPRM Selangor sejak 2005 adalah saksi yang mendakwa terlihat kelibat seorang lelaki Cina pada malam tersebut tetapi tidak mengetahui kelibat tersebut adalah Teoh Beng Hock,saksi SPRM.
Dia pada awalnya telah berkali-kali diingatkan oleh Panel Suruhanjaya supaya bercakap benar apabila dia dilihat seolah ketakutan dan menggeletar ketika beri keterangan.
Panel juga bertanya sekiranya Khairudin diajar untuk beri keterangan dan takut sekiranya salah dia akan dipecat.
Khairudin mengaku dia takut kerana ditanya perkara yang diluar tugasnya dan dia sendiri tidak pasti soalan-soalan yang dikemukakan.
Inkuiri bersambung pada hari Isnin jam 9 pagi. Maklumat lanjut prosiding ini boleh diikuti di twitter SPRMMalaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR – Tandatangan pada ‘nota bunuh diri’ dalam beg milik mendiang Teoh Beng Hock dengan tulisan pada dokumen bertulisan tangan adalah tulisan individu yang sama. Ini disahkan oleh Pemeriksa Dokumen, Jabatan Kimia, Wong Kong Yong berdasarkan dokumen yang dikemukakan kepadanya.
Pemeriksaan kedua-dua dokumen itu dibuat selepas penyiasat bebas yang dilantik oleh Suruhanjaya Diraja, Michael Leslie Squires menyerahkan dokumen tulisan tangan Teoh yang diambil dari pejabat Exco Kerajaan Negeri Selangor, Mac lalu untuk dibuat perbandingan.
“Perbandingan tulisan Cina dibuat dengan menggunakan lima sample karakter tulisan yang terdapat pada kedua dokumen berkenaan dimana terdapat persamaan yang ditemui pada bahan bukti tersebut.
“Metadologi dan instrument yang sama turut digunakan bagi memeriksa tulisan tangan dalam Bahasa Melayu dan permeriksaan yang dilakukan turut memperlihatkan tiada tampalan atau pertindihan yang dibuat pada dokumen tersebut,” katanya ketika menjawab soalan yang ditanya oleh Peguam BAR Council, Christopher Leong.
Wong menolak cadangan yang dibuat oleh Leong bahawa tandatangan Teoh pada salinan kenyataan SPRM menunjukkan terdapat pergerakan pen di mana garisan akhirnya tidak bersambung.
“Ada kemungkinan berlakunya pergerakan pen dimana ia tidak menyentuh kertas, dan biasanya terdapat pelbagai bentuk tandatangan disebabkan oleh seni kaligrafi seseorang inidividu itu.
“Seseorang individu tidak boleh menghasilkan bentuk tandatangan yang sama setiap masa kerana faktor dakwat, getaran dan penekanan,”katanya.
Pada masa sama Wong bersetuju dengan beberapa cadangan yang dikemukakan Leong bahawa tulisan tangan yang terdapat pada buku nota , adalah celaru, ditulis dengan cepat dan ringkas dan tulisan Cina pada nota bunuh diri adalah lebih formal dan lengkap garisannya.
Keterangan Wong bagaimanapun akan disambung kemudian.
Maklumat lanjut perkembangan RCI juga boleh diikuti setiap hari melalui twitter rasmi SPRM di SPRMMalaysia dan ia juga dipaparkan di laman web rasmi SPRM di www.sprm.gov.my.
April 02, 2011 20:46 PM
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 (Bernama) — Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand who once gave a controversial testimony on the death of Teoh Beng Hock, today admitted that she was now being investigated by the Medical Council of Thailand for alleged breach of discipline.
Questioned by lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammed Shafee Abdullah who is representing the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Pornthip also admitted that she was a controversial activist in her country and disliked by the police.
“The proceeding is still on-going and the complainant alleged that you (Pornthip) manufactured evidence,” said Muhammad Shafee before the Commission of Inquiry into Teoh’s death.
Referring to the case of the death of a millionaire in Thailand, Muhammad Shafee said Pornthip had given a wrong opinion on the second autopsy conducted, which resulted in his brother being charged with murder, while the first autopsy found that the millionaire had killed himself.
Muhammad Shafee said Pornthip and her team did the second autopsy and found that the millionaire was killed but from the third autopsy conducted by 11 pathologists from different countries, it was found that the millionaire had committed suicide, the same finding as in the first autopsy.
Pornthip who appeared annoyed by Muhammad Shafee’s allegations, refused to answer his question and accused him of not knowing anything about the case. But Muhammed Shafee said reports on the case were widely publicised through the Internet.
The proceeding also touched on Pornthip’s theory given during the inquest by the Coroner’s Court, which according to Muhammad Shafee had tarnished the image of an organisation (MACC).
To that, Pornthip replied: “I can’t answer that.”
Pornthip said she was only giving her opinion but admitted that she had said (during the inquest) that there was a sign of penetration of the deceased’s anus to obtain permission for the second autopsy to he conducted.
She said during the second autopsy, it was found that the injury was caused by a broken bone that re-entered the body.
Pornthip also said that she found Teoh’s death to be caused by a fall and not strangulation, and the injuries on his chest were due to the impact of the fall.
She further said that the injuries sustained by Teoh were consistent with injuries from a fall from a height of 30 metres and agreed that the first autopsy done within 24 hours after death was better than the second autopsy, conducted four months later.
Pornthip who frequently answered that her opinions were based on her reading of books and her experience, however, disagreed with Muhammad Shafee’s contention that her views on Teoh’s death were limited and depended on the limited cases she handled.
She said she handled various cases in Thailand and what she had stated in court were her own opinions and not under the directive of any quarters.
After Pornthip gave her testimony, Commission of Inquiry chairman, Federal Court judge Tan Sri James Foong Cheng Yuen said private investigator Michael Leslie Squires had completed his investigations into the computers and phones used by six MACC officers. No SMSes or calls were found to have been made through these phones in relation to the case and no emails either sent through their computers on the case.
The inquiry panel also comprises former Federal Court judge Datuk Abdul Kadir Sulaiman, former Appeals Court judge Datuk T.S.Nathan, Penang Hospital forensic pathologist Datuk Dr Bhupinder Singh and forensic psychiatric consultant Prof Dr Mohamed Hatta Shaharom.
Teoh, 30, was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the 5th foor corridor of Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, after giving his statement to the Selangor MACC, located on the 14th floor of the same building.
The proceeding continues on Monday.
Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak berucap pada majlis Multaqa Guru Takmir Seluruh Malaysia di Dewan Tun Dr Ismail (PWTC) pada hari ini. — Foto Bernama
New Sunday Times, Page: 24
By GOPAL RAJ KUMAR
Sunday, 19 September 2010
THERE seems to be a nascent, stygian culture in its ascendency in Malaysia. Supporters of this culture promote the absurdly unconventional while eluding the truth. This, they seek to achieve by any means even if that includes promoting and disseminating statements derived from half truths and gossip, directed at those who, by virtue of~ their office, are often unable to defend themselves.
Even before the Teoh Beng Hock inquiry has had the opportunity to run its course to a just conclusion aided by independent testimony and admissible evidence, some quarters have deliberately spawned a generation of capital lies and rumours, feeding the frenzied curiosity of a gullible and inquisitive public. All this in the name of “justice”.
The highly inappropriate use of the word murder at this stage of the inquiry, for example, appears to be a staple in the vocabulary of these people. To describe Teoh’s demise as such is simply in breach of rules of evidence, procedure or simply good advocacy.
Such language is highly inflammatory and prejudicial to a fair, independent and just outcome.
The breach has been allowed to go unchecked thus far, subverting the integrity and purpose of the inquiry in the process.
The inference to be drawn from the unchallenged use of the word murder in context is this. A conclusion as to how Teoh died has already been acknowledged, decided and accepted by all parties to the inquiry even before the inquiry has been allowed to run its lawful course.
Lawyers acting for Teoh’s family seem to see it as their duty to interfere with the conduct of the inquiry at every given opportunity and to sully the reputation of government and its agencies in the process. The truth into Teoh’s death appears not to be a priority or even a remote consideration. Teoh remains a casualty of the truth.
Teoh Beng Hock, the Inquiry and the “Funniest Video” (a spin-off of the inquiry currently doing the rounds over the Internet) is a case in point. It demonstrates the general level of ignorance that dominates and overwhelms the inquiry and the public in Malaysia.
There are also issues with the evidence” of Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand and with her “impartiality”.
If statements attributed to her testimony are to be believed, this expert has misled the inquiry. It is observed that Dr Pornthip, when asked to explain the discrepancy in her statistical estimates of the probabifity of death resulting from Teoh’s “murder” (as she and her team prefer to refer to Teoh’s death), she is reported to have replied with words to the effect that by giving it the higher probabffity of 80 per cent in her initial testimony, she wished to force a second autopsy on Teoh’s remains.
quent hearings were orchestrated, inappropriate and irrelevant. She in short was being unhelpful to the inquiry by playing to an audience of the converted.
As tragic as Teoh’s death is, his persona now dwarfs the man in life by the disproportionate attention given to the circumstances surrounding his death.
Such is the potential for damage to the integrity and independence of government agencies when those responsible for management of issues and the general conduct of these agencies like the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission are unable to properly and in a timely and organised maimer explain how an event such as the death of Teoh in their custody occurred.
Conspiracy theories are born out of such gaffes. Regardless, Teoh, like the late A. Kugan, is entitled like any other human being to their dignity and rights in life as they are in death as the MACC is entitled to its responses within an acceptable time frame and the organised framework of the law Using it as a tool to attack and vilify government and its agencies outside of legally prescribed rules, interested parties in blogsphere and at the inquiry, lend little credibility to their cause.
Teoh has been hijacked in death as he may well have been in life, a tool of political intrigue and a prop for political gain. The truth, however, is as much a casualty and a victim of circumstances as Teoh was in life and continues to be in death.
The inquiry into Teoh’s death would in other jurisdictions fall into the category of a coronial inquiry.
A coronial inquiry is one whereby the coroner, assisted by legal representatives working together with experts, would investigate the circumstances of the subject’s death and make appropriate findings upon the evidence presented to it in a transparent, detached and forensic way.
In instances where there is strong admissible evidence of wrongdoing on the part of any party involved in the death of the subject, the coroner’s findings may include a recommendation to the public prosecutor that would support a criminal or civil prosecution of culpable parties. Malaysian-born Gopal Raj Kumar resides in Australia and is a keen observer of Malaysian affairs