Who said that it is impossible for lightning to strike twice and at the same place?
Customs Department Deputy Director Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed was found sprawled on the first floor after falling from the third floor of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) building on Jalan Cochrane this morning. He was already dead when found.
Again friends and relatives could not believe that Sarbani may have taken his own life. This case is probably going to be a repeat of the Teoh Beng Hock saga. Again, the MACC would be blamed for causing another death of a suspect/witness. It may not be fair to blame the MACC without first conducting a thorough investigation.
Let's hope that the next investigation would not be embarrassing again for the commission when its officers are found to have committed gross misconduct. It looks like there is a W-I-P in the MACC despite the restructuring and rebranding exercise conducted two years ago.
TBH and now the Sarbani death in custody is going to put another nail on the commission coffin. The government must conduct a thorough study and review on the method, system and mindset of the officers and the organization. MACC is in a deep crisis at the moment.
Nothing less than a full transparent process to investigate the deaths is going to help the commission regain its relevance.