KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 (Bernama) -- People who cannot accept the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) finding that political aide Teoh Beng Hock committed suicide are said to be ridiculing the concept of the commission.
A member of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Consultation and Prevention of Corruption Panel, Syed Akhbar Ali, said the non-acceptance could also be construed as disrespect for the laws of the country.
"I do not understand why they cannot accept the finding when the commission was formed on public demand and followed the due process of the law.
"If they accept when they like it and reject when it does not favour them then they are not respecting the commission," he told Bernama Sunday.
He was asked to comment on the statement by Bar Council President Lim Chee Wee that the body did not concur with the RCI's decision that Teoh committed suicide because it was unsupported by facts and evidence.
He said it was up to the Bar Council to appeal or challenge the finding in court but if the outcome was the same, it should be accepted with an open mind.
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) law lecturer Assoc Prof Datuk Abd Halim Sidek said an investigation should be carried out on the allegation by the Bar Council that Teoh died due to the negligence of MACC officers named in the RCI report.
"If Teoh was driven to suicide as a result of the MACC officers' action then they must be brought to court," he said.
"I think the Bar Council president's statement was premature and he jumped the gun. They must be patient and wait for the investigation," he added.
tunku : it is the royal comission, hence the non acceptance of the bar council and the oppositions is equal to disrespect to the King.action should be taken against them asap. for these jokers, whatever judgement or finding which is not favouring them or against them is not accepted by them. government should not waste their precious time to please these jokers.the main issue is the case macc investigating, the corruption of the dap leaders in selangor and that is why teo beng hock committed suicide.