Dr. Rais Yatim (DRY) has come out strongly to refute an allegation that he was involved in the rape incident of a maid in 2007. The story was exposed by Wikileak some two weeks ago, and implicating former PM Tun Abdullah Badawi as well, who was said to have kept the storey under wraps.
The question that many had asked is why did DRY remained silent when the story was leaked out? Why a long wait to deny the allegation, and to allow people to make all kinds of statements? If indeed DRY is innocent, he should have come out with a statement of denial at that very instant and press charges against those who made the first exposure i.e. Wikileak itself. I now will have to pacify my kampong folks at Petaling and Gagu, Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan that all the fuss about this leak is not true after all.
DRY should remember that the kampong folks are his voters, and I think they will not tolerate such nonsense coming from their ‘revered child’. I could still remember what my late father said of DRY, that “he is just an ordinary school teacher who self taught himself to become a Menteri Besar”. DRY should have known how the kampong folks reacted against him when he quit UMNO, and joined Semangat 46 around the late 80’s. I personally do not expect DRY to be involved in such a disgraceful act, for I see him as one of the most learned Minister within the Najib administration.
Getting back to Selangor, the verdict is out on the death of Teoh Beng Hock i.e. “Coroner rules out suicide and homicide” that left many to question…………….. “then, how did he die?”. An open verdict like this does not solve the mysteries surrounding the death, but will only serve as precedence to similar cases in the future. I suppose this is not the end of the case after 18 months long inquest, with renewed calls for a royal commission of inquiry seemingly gets louder.
Questions are also being raised as to why have the police investigation not being able to find conclusive evidence to the cause of death, despite obvious marks found around the neck of Teoh, and “finger drag marks on the window as indicative of a person resisting a fall”?
Honestly, I find the verdict puzzling that is sure to erode further public mistrust and battered perception of both the judiciary and the police.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION