Don’t speculate, let police investigate: Minister
BINTULU: Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperative and Consumerism Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob yesterday urged various parties, particularly the opposition, to stop making speculations on the cause of the death of Teoh Beng Huat which many claimed to be related to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
He said non-stop speculation would not be fair to MACC because no one knew what had actually happened on that day until the police had done their investigation.
“The opposition should leave the case to be investigated by police and stop doing any more speculation,” said Ismail when asked to comment on the various speculations and also the suggestion to set up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry to investigate the case yesterday.
“Personally I think there is no need to set up this commission. We have the police who are able to do their investigation.
“The police should be given more freedom to do their investigation and not make it difficult for them by speculating,” he said.
Ismail said if the commission was approved by the cabinet he would accept the decision although he felt it unnecessary to set up a special commission each time there was a case.
He said doing that would make it seemed that there was no confidence in the police capability.
He also called on the opposition not to politicise Teo’s death, saying MACC had the right to investigate anyone if there was, regardless of if a person from the opposition or Barisan Nasional.