Step-by-step demo on self-strangulation
Gobind Singh Deo, the lawyer representing Teoh Beng Hock’s family twitted about MACC prosecutor Abdul Razak Musa’s questioning of Dr Pornthip:
- Now Dato Razak says that TBH strangled himself. Demonstrates in court!
- Yes. Demonstrated in court! Had to stop him when he was trying to strangle himself. He is safe now.
- Well, put left hand round front of neck. Then put right hand around back of neck. Then press hard. That’s what he demonstrated.
Malaysiakini had the best transcript of the proceedings in its report headlined ‘Have you ever jumped off a building?’
A reproduction of the Malaysiakini article can be read at Quah’s blog (url as above).
“In an effort to make his point, [Abdul Razak] asked if Pornthip has any experience jumping off a building.
“Exasperated by the barrage of provocative questions Malik Imtiaz Sarwar – representing Pornthip and the Selangor government – stood up to say: “With questions like these, we would all want to jump off a building.”
Jumping off buildings bring to mind the Mavi Marmara “mercy workers” throwing an Israeli soldier from the upper deck of the ship and hitting the lower deck. That’s a fall the distance of 30 feet or roughly someone plunging from a building’s 4th floor window.
The soldier sustained serious head injuries.
The YouTube below is an aerial footage showing the soldier tossed over the railings.
YNet news has a blow-for-blow account.