The 56-year assistant director from Port Klang Customs had fallen to his death from the third floor of the 5-storey building. He was among scores of Customs officers brought in for questioning on April Fool's Day to help the MACC with its investigation into a billion-ringgit Customs syndicate.
Ahmad Sarbani had been released after questioning on April 2. He returned to the MACC office at 8.26 this morning to meet the IO. Apparently, he wanted to discuss the statement he'd given to the IO earlier. He had to wait nearly two hours as the IO was in a meeting. When the IO came to the waiting room about 10.15am Ahmad Sarbani was not there. They found his body face down on the ground floor.
Read the Malay Mail's articles Customs man falls to death at MACC and Dead Customs officer was among those arrested in April 1 swoop for chronology and details.
In the next few days the special task force set up by the Police to investigate Ahmad Sarbani's death will establish the facts of the case and answer some of our questions. Many of us who have been supportive of Abu Kassim and MACC's untiring efforts against corruption are asking, "Why lah", a question the Police won't be able to satisfactorily answer.
Why did the MACC officer(s) not keep an eye on Ahmad Sarbani?
Why did they let the Customs man by himself in the waiting room?
Why didn't they ensure that the windows were locked (especially after the Teoh Beng Hock's experience)?
Why did they take things for granted?
Why lah never learnt?
I join Malaysians in conveying condolences to the family of Ahmad Sarbani. I hope the members of the family bersabar and leave it to the police to investigate.
Insyallah, the truth will prevail.
I also have a message for the DAP's sec-gen Lim Guan Eng: Please don't make use of this death for politics again. Enough is enough lah.
Read for yourself LGE's "condolence message".
Apalah Guan Eng, semua mau dipolitikkan?
Guan Eng had the cheeks to also call for a Royal Commission of Inquiry be set up to investigate Ahmad Sarbani's death. I find his hypocrisy unbearable. They had demanded an RCI for TBH but when an RCI was set up, they pulled out of it.
I said it in my tweet and I'll say it here: DAP has no business demanding for a Royal Commission of Inquiry after the way they ditched Teoh Beng Hock's RCI.