MACC on Trial: Let the truth prevail!

April 11, 2015

MACC on Trial: Let the truth prevail!

by Din Merican

Free Malaysia Today (FMT) has been running the story on the Trial of Rosli Dahlan against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and its officials which link provided below and the story is reproduced below in full:

Witness: MACC can be overzealous, unprofessional

Rosli Dahlan (new)


What is startling to me, and perhaps  to other readers of this blog, is that we first have an ex- Advisory member of the MACC Tan Sri Robert Phang revealing that the MACC is not independent and has been used by the A-G Gani Patail to fix trumped-up charges against Lawyer Rosli Dahlan.

Then we have ex-DPP Shamsul Sulaiman revealing more of A-G Gani Pataiil’s abuses in using the MACC to keep victimising Rosli. The fact that Shamsul was warned to stay away from the case shows the level of fear permeating within the A-G Chambers and the MACC of the A-G’s awesome powers. It became more glaring when ex-DPP Shamsul had to even seek the court’s protection that the evidence he gives in court should not be used to later persecute him. This is  even more worrisome.

It is troubling when witnesses are afraid to tell the truth in court for fear that the A-G would later charge them. Apparently, this had happened to Brig-Gen Dato Yassin when he gave evidence in the Kota Kinabalu Sessions Court before Judge Supang Lian. After giving evidence favoring Dato Ramli, Dato Yassin was charged. Readers will recall that Dato Ramli Yusuff was acquitted after Judge Supang Lian found that then IGP Musa Hassan had lied. Strangely, Musa was not charged for being an incredible witness whose evidence is to be disregarded.

It is scary to see the same scenario unfolding in Rosli’s trial. If witnesses feel intimidated and are fearful for their safety, then they will be afraid to tell the truth. Then the truth will never be known. Is that why we never get to know the truth of who killed Teoh Beng Hock? Is that why we never know who killed Ahmad Sarbaini?

The MACC has to account for these two deaths ‎but until now no one has been brought to book. In Ahmad Sarbaini’s case, the MACC could conveniently erase the CCTV recording of the events and the great Tan Sri Shafee Abdullah dismissed it as just an accidental erasure.

Lawyer Rosli Dahlan was fortunate that he was locked up in the dungeon of the MACC, otherwise he might also have been another dead body thrown off the MACC’s building!

I am worried for Rosli that if this intimidating tactic of the A-G and counsel Tan Sri Cecil Abraham are allowed to continue, then no witnesses will come forward to tell the truth. Then Rosli’s case will fail and we will never get to know of this conspiracy. No wonder, cases of this nature always fail.

I say to the MACC and the A-G, fight fairly. Don’t intimidate witnesses. Don’t frighten them. Let the truth prevail!

6 thoughts on “MACC on Trial: Let the truth prevail!

  1. MACC supposed to haul the corrupted & put them on trials in the name of justice but in this case is vice versa. How pathetic. MACC reputation is as good as rotten eggs.

  2. As George Orwell once described “The further a society drifts from the truth,the more it will hate those who speak it”.

  3. It seems after failing to strike out Rosli’s claim, AG use expensive lawyers like Tan Sri Cecil Abraham to now intimidate witnesses. They try to block truth from coming out. Tan Sri Abu Kassim should reflect on the damage this case is doing to his and the MACC reputation. Their whole credibility is taking a bad beating. They should just apologise to Rosli, pay him and close this case. Then rebuild their reputation and engage Rosli to be a lecturer at the MACC Academy!

  4. Dear Dato Din,

    I don’t like this frowning photo of my favorite handsome lawyer. Can you put his pleasant dimpled photo please. A picture paints a thousand words.

    I feel sad for lawyer RoslI. This case is judged not only by Judge Su Geok Yam but also by the Court of Public Opinion. Malaysians and the world are watching. MACC should just apologise.

  5. Aiyoooooo! !Apa ini? MACC on trial exposed naked. That lawyer Cecil same one for PI Bala, change SD. Teoh Beng Hock die. Ahmad Sarbaini die. PI Bala die. Cctv record disappear. Record disappear. Truth disappear. Lucky Rosli didn’t disappear. Fight on! we Indians support you. Macc main tipoooo

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