The government has agreed to form a royal commission of inquiry to look into the investigative method used by the MACC. Apparently, the RCI's scope of work will not cover the sudden death of Teoh Beng Hock.
I would like to remind all Malaysians to be vigilant. The formation of a RCI is only a first tiny step. Justice for Teoh must still be served! Until then, the people must continue to push for the administration to do what is right.
If this RCI is going to end up with the other two, then expect no justice to be served on the family, friends and loved ones of Teoh. The administration should not see the formation of a RCI as the final solution to this crisis of confidence in the MACC and other public institutions.
Members appointed to sit in the RCI ought to be seriously scrutinize to ensure that they are capable of achieving a breakthrough in the case. However, like the RCI of Police Force, if the recommendations were ignored we will still go back to a square box.
To the opposition parties and PR coalition, I hope their leaders will not use the death of Teoh as a diversion to permanently ignore the need for the coalition to pull up its socks and correct their shortcomings.
Teoh would have wanted this two-party system to work. He was probably inspired by the 2008 general election outcome to offer himself as a political aide to a DAP state leader in Selangor.
PR leaders must not disappoint this young man who had lost his life so that others can live a life better than his. We must work hard together to ensure the future of his child is not as hopeless and senseless as the one we are facing now.
It is time for all Malaysians to question their own moral compass. Are we dignified and humane enough for being able to tolerate and condone racism, corruption, abuses of power, political arrogance, hooliganism and incompetence?
I hope the answer is NOT.