I welcome the widening of the scope of the RCI, set up to probe procedural aspects of MACC’s mode of operation, to include the finding of the cause of death of the late TBH.
The authority has finally bowed to public pressure to do so, but it could have avoided much heartache and anger if it has included the finding of the cause of death as one of the reference points in the RCI , following the open verdict by the coroner’s court. This exposes that the authority has not really been able to gauge pubic sentiments, and this failure of reading the pulse often leads to flip flop decision, even though the flip-flopping is not as bad as under the previous administration.
The RCI should be given a free hand to run its investigation, like in the case of the black eye incident of Anwar. As I have said so many times on this issue, no stones should be left unturned in the quest to find out who is responsible.
However, any findings and recommendations by the RCI must be followed up, in order for the public to regain their trust in future commissions of inquiry. Many people have already expressed their skepticism whether such commission would be effective, given that the Royal Commission on Police force’s recommendation of setting up of IPCMC has not been implemented.