Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Uphill Gostanning

"The officers' misconduct violated regulations, so we're in the process of asking them to explain the allegations against them," said MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed, according to Bernama.

Is “in the process of” the formalspeak of the more familiar “on the way” informalspeak?

“On the way”, by the way, is a way overused phrased which does not specify the when-about, the how-about or the where-abouts of its utterer to, usually, the question of: “Where are you?”

The officers’ in the above statement, of course, refers to the trio found by a Royal Commission Inquiry as having “driven to commit suicide by the aggressive and relentless interrogation” one Teoh Beng Hock (RIP), the former political aide to Selangor Exco, Ean Yong Hian Wah.

That was nearly three years ago (minus three months or so) on July 16, 2009 when the late Teoh was found dead at Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam.

Three years after the tragic incident and they are still “in the process”.

The RCI perhaps? Ah yes, the RCI.

But shouldn’t there be an internal procedure dealing with cases of death - especially one so suspicious – of accused (more so when involving a mere witness) in custody? Isn’t this supposed to be an automatic trigger for ALL legitimate enforcement bodies throughout the world?

They were suspended: Yep. So, weren’t there any “explanation” made then?

Really can’t recall if all three officers had their say during the RCI. If they had, then having another round of explaining is surely an exercise of repetitively recurring redundancy.

And, if they were suspended pre-RCI finding, what other “disciplinary actions” can be taken against the trio based on their explanations, which I supposed would be “on the way”?

By the way, according to Bernama, all three officers’ suspension has since been lifted and they are no longer with the Selangor office.

The wheels of justice are really “in the process” of turning in this one.

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