[Malaysiakini] MACC man claims that Teoh a likely accomplice
This is the standard of MACC. They fail to convict anyone from PR since 16 July 2009, but now they are making all sorts of unfair and biased allegation against my friend who does not have a chance to defend or speak for himself in RCI...
DAP political secretary Teoh Beng Hock had “elements of an accomplice”, said a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer in his testimony at the royal commission of inquiry on the former's cause of death.
MACC Selangor investigations unit head Hairul Ilham Hamzah, in agreeing with Bar Council lawyer Cheow Wee's suggestion, said this was the reason Teoh was brought in by MACC officers for questioning.
“He (Teoh) was escorted to the MACC office although he was not a suspect. Were there any indications that he could have been an accomplice?” asked Cheow, to which Hairul agreed.
The royal commission is inquiring into Teoh's death. He was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the fifth floor landing of the Plaza Masalam building which used to house the MACC headquarters on the 14th floor.
Teoh was called in on July 15, 2009 for questioning by the MACC, which was probing his employer Seri Kembangan assemblyperson Ean Yong Hian Wah for alleged misappropriation of state funds.
'Trained to use psychological tactics'
Prior to this, the MACC officer told the panel that every enforcement officer is required to undergo three or six months basic training upon joining the MACC.
“We are trained to ensure witnesses are comfortable and that they would cooperate willingly,” said Hairul.
Cheow asked on the interview techniques taught and Hairul answered that they use methods to evoke “emotions of sadness or guilt”.
“We are trained to use psychological tactics when interrogating suspects,” he explained.