Monday, August 23, 2010

MACC Attacks Pornthip

MACC removes ‘offensive’ blog post attacking Dr Pornthip
By Boo Su-Lyn August 23, 2010

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 23 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was forced today to remove from its official blog an offensive posting describing Thai forensic expert Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand as a fortune teller, and which the DAP said was prejudicial to the Teoh Beng Hock inquest.

The blog at had posted an article entitled “Dr Porntip Ahli Nujum?” (Dr Porntip a Fortune-Teller), complete with an altered picture of Dr Pornthip as a gypsy fortune teller gazing into a crystal ball.

The MACC’s “Dr Pornthip a Fortune-Teller?” blog post, which was taken from an anonymous blog at, accused Dr Pornthip of being hired by the Selangor government to testify just to “inflame the rakyat’s anger”.

“The article is prejudicial to the on-going inquest and is a clear attempt to disclaim any responsibility and prevent the discovery of the truth behind Teoh Beng Hock’s death at MACC’s premises,” DAP national publicity secretary Tony Pua told The Malaysian Insider today.

“The use of an anonymous post to make baseless allegations against the credibility of Dr Pornthip is an offensive tactic by MACC to cover up its own mess,” he added.

The national anti-graft body’s official blog at was launched in May this year to fight negative public perception since the mysterious death of Teoh, a DAP political aide, at MACC’s Selangor headquarters in Shah Alam last July.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (Prevention) Datuk Hajah Sutinah Sutan had cited the abundance of “gossip and inaccurate information” about the agency as the reason for launching their blog, Facebook page, and Twitter micro-blogging account this year.

The anti-graft body took down the “Dr Porntip Ahli Nujum?” post shortly after The Malaysian Insider requested an explanation on why they posted articles from anonymous blogs.

MACC’s corporate communications director however could not be reached for comment.

Pua, also the Petaling Jaya Utara MP, said that MACC’s blog post showed the agency’s insincerity in its letter of regret to the Teoh family, noting that it was nothing but “crocodile tears” on their part.

On the anniversary of Teoh’s death, MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Abu Kassim Mohamed had issued a condolence statement to the Teoh family written in Chinese, pledging not to “cover up” the actions of anyone who may have been involved in causing the DAP political aide’s death.

“MACC has neither demonstrated any remorse or regret in its deeds,” said Pua, adding that the agency seemed to be interested in discrediting witnesses at the inquest instead of determining the truth behind Teoh’s death which has caused a public uproar.

Click here for the full article, and here for a follow up article by The Malaysian Insider.


Anonymous said...

How can people who think that such propaganda or material is acceptable is able to tackle corruption in this country? It clearly shows MACC need to clean-house - it has too many bad apples.

These are gutter-minded personnel that cannot understand the issues and the problems and the importance of their role and duties. They can't possibly excel at their job and tackle the critical problem of corruption that faces this country.

Its no different than having racist principals, state Federal officers that think they don't answer to state govt, or judges of Anwar trial that give excuses thwart the defense case.

SetiaSelalu said...

This is clearly shows MACC is just a political tool of the Government.
For the sake of our children and generation to come the Rakyat of M'sia must speak up for the Injustice we see happenning all around us.
Good Men like ex ACA Chief Shafee Yahaya exposed the terrible disease that is infecting M'sia's Anti Corruption Agency.
The TRUTH & JUSTICE will hopefully be served on those evil and guilty ones.

Unknown said...

The way MACC act is as good as telling us they did it & they're trying to cover it up.

MACC's Abdul Razak Musa hit Ho Mun Chong with his car outside of the court & in front of public eyes (see video). What MACC people is scared of when they're within MACC premise with their own MACC people?

wt said...

a fortune teller and crime scene forensic read based on evidence but a fortune teller read the future but a scf read the past based on evidence they got it right?

and from the science or science mathematic can calculated the force, dummy test, etc...

9W2XYZ said...

First of, it smacks of extremely poor judgement as far as the intelligentsia of MACC is concerned, for that I am extremely grateful.

Posting something like this also shows an absence of propriety and ethics. This IS an ongoing case. THey are an ANTI CORRUPTION agency.

IF you ask me, they mirror the powers that be. Bullies and evil.

passenger said...

wah...u r too brave for a woman which is good...(i am talking bout august 19 post)