If anyone were to ask me whether I have faith and confidence in MACC being a truly independent, trustworthy and professional investigative organ of the government, my answer is simply NO. I had all along been weary and doubtful of the competency of MACC, and the results of the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the death of Teoh Beng Hock confirms it all. I now believe that the organization needs a complete revamp from ‘head to toe’, and any future recruitment of its officers must satisfy one important criterion i.e. the person regardless of race or religion must be God fearing. If this criterion is not met, then there is no way that I can trust MACC to improve itself. I know this is a tough criterion to meet, more so if the officers know that they have unquestionable and exceedingly powerful authority to investigate, and that anything they do (rightfully or wrongfully) will be protected by the very organization they serve. With so much of power in their hands, any normal person tends to lose their sense of responsibility and level headedness, and they turn from being a normal human being to a hated devil. These were the obvious qualities found in the three MACC officers implicated in the death of Teoh i.e. Hishamuddin Hashim, Arman Alias and Mohd Ashraf Yunus; all of them are Malays and I suppose they profess the Islamic faith. I simply do not know if they had ever realized that their actions against Teoh that caused him to take his life (according to the RCI report) are un-Islamic. They now ought to know the consequences of their acts in the afterlife…………something that no mortal will ever escape.
Seriously, the RCI report has brought to light the serious flaws in MACC that is unknown to the public. Yet they (MACC) remain elusive when the public questioned their conduct and method used during an investigation, as if they are not answerable to anybody for their actions; not even to God. We have also seen how some of our leaders jumped quickly to the rescue of the MACC if there is a public criticism against them (MACC), regardless of the nature and reason for the criticism. This is what our leaders have finally created the MACC to be; a ruthless, vindictive, inhumane, irresponsible, senseless, barbaric investigative organ of the government that is suppose to investigate corruption cases truthfully, impartially and in all fairness to the alleged offenders. They are expected to find out the truth and nothing but the truth, so that the alleged offenders gets proper justice.
With the conclusion of the RCI, the public is now more intimate and exposed to the inner workings of the MACC. The MACC can no longer act like the devil, and every step they take will now be under strict public scrutiny. Besides answering to God for their actions in the hereafter, they will have to first answer to the public for the actions on earth. The people would now expect their parliamentarians (regardless of the party they represent) upon whom they have placed their faith and trust, to be monitoring closely the activities of the MACC henceforth. And if our parliamentarians are to play their roles well by maintaining a close watch on the activities of MACC, I believe the country will have a truly professional MACC that does not need another RCI.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION