Media Conference Statement (2) by Lim Kit Siang in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, 25th July 2009:
Lifting and doctoring of Ronnie Liu’s disclosure of constituency allocations on his blog to make baseless allegation that he and Ean Yong Hian Wah are thieves of public funds are acts of desperadoes in Umno or MACC to distract attention from Teoh’s unusual death at MAC
While the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, Deputy Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, UMNO, MCA and Gerakan Ministers publicly speak against “politicizing” of Teoh Beng Hock’s unusual death at the MACC Hqrs, the vicious campaign to politicize and character-assassinate DAP leaders over Teoh’s death has reached a new frenzy.
Two days ago, an anonymous “black blog” surfaced purportedly listing proof that Selangor DAP State Excos Ronnie Liu and Ean Yong Hian Wah are corrupt and thieves of public funds who siphoned off constituency allocations to their own pockets.
The “black blog” with the misnomer Truth for Teoh Beng Hock purported to post documents to back its claims, including the allegation that 84 'projects' amounting to more than RM200,000 in the Sungai Pelek constituency were awarded to one contractor Wong Chuan How.
Ronnie had rebutted the lies in his media conference, as the “black blog” had lifted and doctored Ronnie’s disclosure of constituency disbursements on his blog in November last year to make baseless allegation that he and Ean Yong Hian Wah are thieves of public funds.
These are the acts of desperadoes in Umno or MACC to distract attention from Teoh’s unusual death at MACC and efforts to get to the causes and culprits for Teoh’s death.
There are also allegations, in the “block blog” and other Internet sites, accusing the DAP of hiring assassins to murder Teoh Beng Hock to “shut his mouth” allegedly because Teoh had evidence of these corrupt acts by Ronnie and Ean Yong.
Let Umno and MACC declare whether they are in any way behind these desperate acts.
If Teoh had died outside MACC, the lies that DAP had killed Teoh to shut him up may have greater traction. But to these liars and desperadoes, truth is the least important.
More lies, completely unbelievable ones, are in the pipeline. There are people who are mortally frightened of the truth and that is why the demands not only of the family, but all right-thinking and justice-loving Malaysians for a Royal Commission of Inquiry has been blocked.
Why are there powerful forces who do not want the truth of Teoh’s death to be unearthed and is blocking the establishment of a Royal Commission of Inquiry, to the extent that the four MCA Ministers led by MCA President, Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat, the Gerakan President Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon and the MIC Minister Datuk Subramaniam have to publicly eat their words that they would demand a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Teoh’s death at last Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting?
*Lim Kit Siang, DAP Parliamentary leader & MP for Ipoh Timor