Abdul Razak Musa – Ho Mun Chong encounter after the Teoh Beng Hock inquest.
Shah Alam: Bangunan Mahkamah Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.
August 18, 2010: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) prosecution head, Abdul Razak Musa left lawyers and the public gallery alternately baffled and frustrated as he cross-examined Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand, a Thai forensics expert at the Teoh Beng Hock inquest on Wednesday August 18, 2010.
From the very start on asking if she knew the university that she had graduated from is not recognised in Malaysia, to which Dr Pornthip answered, “But it is in the top five in Asia,” his barrage of provocative and many times silly questions were sought to discredit her.
The Thai pathologist stood her ground despite Razak’s incessant attacks on her expertise, observations and conclusions on the death of the DAP political aide in July 2009.
Once Dr Porntip even retorted, “I’m questioning whether you are a lawyer,” to this Abdul Razak replied, “Maybe I’m younger than you, but I’ve served as a lawyer for 24 years.”
The court’s amusement turned into frustration towards the end of Razak’s line of questioning.
Members of the public sighed loudly when he finally wrapped up – and one even bellowed “Thank you!”
Razak later left the court complex in Shah Alam in a huff, slamming shut his car door when questioned by reporters.
Mocking at Razak, a Beng Hock supporter, Daniel Chong, 53 sarcastically remarked, “Razak clarity and understanding of the English language after 24 years of experience is horrendous.”
Chong, who was a former DAP Bukit Gasing Chairman, is one of the activists championing justice for Teoh Beng Hock.
As Razak’s driver moved the car forward, it ‘nudged’ another Beng Hock supporter twice, as the supporter tried to prevent the vehicle from leaving.
However, Ho Mun Chong – a DAP member who has attended every inquest hearing – was not injured.
A policeman was later seen bothering Mun Chong after the incident.
Video by R. Vijay Kumar, Citizen Journalist