Sources have indicated to us that the scope of the investigation into the 13 conspirators has been broadened to include all those involved whether directly or indirectly.
All employees at the Attorney General’s office, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) and even members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will be made subject to military style interrogation techniques that it is understood will include polygraph tests in order to determine their level of involvement.
The polygraph test detects lies by monitoring a person’s physiological characteristics such as a person’s pulse and breathing rates. Modern polygraph tests are scarily accurate.
The extent of which powerful forces in Malaysia will go to further their personal agendas presents a worrying trend.
The covert investigation led by Special branch will involve enhanced interrogation tactics that is an issue of concern given the possibility that innocent recipients will be subject to inhumane psychological pressure.
Enhanced Interrogation Techniques came into prominence during the Bush administration. The techniques served as a useful and effective tool to acquire information from terrorist suspects.
As to whether the techniques constitute torture, the debate is still on going. We urge those with more information on the investigation to come forward.