What did the letter say?
Malaysia-Today has the answer. Better take a look quickly. The website may not be able to keep it posted for long.
The allegations in the letter are extremely damning, if true. Hishamuddin Hashim, a senior MACC official, is accused of some pretty nasty things, including deliberately dodging the process of providing DNA samples to the police. By suggesting that Hishamuddin's method of interrogation explains the broken belt and DNA traces found on Teoh Beng Hock, it really raises some obvious questions: did he kill Teoh Beng Hock?
The local internet is burning with the allegations made in the letter. Malaysians being Malaysian, aren't thinking very clearly and jumping to all sort of conclusions. My advice is: calm down.
Legally, for now at least, the letter suggests a lot, but proves nothing. It may not even be admissible evidence in a court of law.
- Remember, allegations and accusations =/= proof. While the contents of the letter may very well be true, by believing in it now, without proper verification, makes you a sheep; you believe what you want to believe. Don't be sheep.
- Even if its true that the mystery DNA sample on the belt belongs to Hishamuddin, it doesn't prove the Hishamuddin killed Teoh Beng Hock. Circumstantial, at best. The broken belt could be a result of vigorous interrogation, and not the result of an act of murder.
- The letter COULD be a poison-pen letter against Hishamuddin Hashim. Someone in the MACC, or maybe even an old enemy, maybe someone whom Hishamuddin convicted in the past, doesn't like him. What better way than to destroy Hishamuddin than to take advantage of the current hype over the MACC and release this letter?
- Anti-Government camp believe that the MACC is being used as a political tool, possibly leading to the murder/accidental killing of Teoh Beng Hock. The Government believe that this letter was written by someone in the anti-Government camp to stoke sentiments, and to discredit the MACC so that the MACC will get off their backs. What is the truth? Depending on which camp you belong to, you will have your own beliefs. But, do you know? Believing what you think is the truth is not the same as KNOWING the truth.
This is what i believe: this whole case sucks. While the MACC is noble in principle, it has only served to divide the country further. A country already divided over racial differences has been, in recent years, divided further along religious lines. Now, we are polarising the people further over greedy political issues. Its just wrong.