Teoh Beng Hock died a year ago, and an inquest which was supposed to determine the cause of death within a few months is still on, and there is still no end in sight.
What I remember is the promise by the government then to set up a Royal commission of Inquiry to look into this death, including the methods and procedures used by MACC.
So far, we have not heard anything about this.
The power that be should realise that no one really believes that TBH jumped himself. It was just not logical and there was no motive for him to jump.
I have said before and i am saying this again: no stones must be left unturned in order to find out how he died…..
Although we know that subsidy will be reduced, last night’s announcement still caught me by surprise.
Now that subsidy is being slowly withdrwn, I hope that government spending can be more prudent… No more big item spending, like the proposed 800 million move of Parliament to Putrajaya, and no more purchase of big item military equipment such as submarines , advanced fighter planes and tanks.
One of my friends used to joke: the Japanese defeated the British using bicycles in 1941, and the British then had well equipped army, but they could not use their tanks because of our terrain.. So maybe instead of tanks, which cannot even manoeuvre in our thick forests and jungles, we should buy more bicycles for our armed forces.
A foreigner also mentioned to me that even if we had bought a submarine which cannot submerge, we should just keep quiet, since if you dont tell people that your submarine cannot sink, or your airplanes cannot fly (luckily this did not happen) , everyone– including would-be enemy–would still think that our submarine can sink, since no where else in the world, will anyone buy a submarine that cannot sink… It can actually still be a deterrent: a submarine that cannot sink but other people think it can still sink…
Jokes aside, we should use the money instead to help the poorer people, urban and rural alike, and perhaps, we can use some of these savings to raise the productivity of our armed force, police, postal service and so on. If the productivity can be raised, then those in these services should be given a raise in their salaries… The key here is of course productivity..