Arrest those responsible for Beng Hock’s death

teoh lee lanThe Police should investigate the perpetrators of Teoh Beng Hock’s death and arrest those responsible for the crime, DAP said today.

Following the Court of Appeal decision last week to rule out suicide or accidental death as the cause for Teoh Beng Hock’s death, the family of the deceased DAP political aide has lodged a report demanding that the police investigate the case as murder.

The report was made at the Shah Alam Police Station at Persiaran Kayangan at 4pm today by Teoh Lee Lan, the deceased’s sister.

Police Criminal Investigation Department Chief Salleh Mohmad said on September 5 that if evidence of murder presents itself, the police would investigate it as such. MACC had also said following the Court of Appeals verdict that it would provide full cooperation to ensure justice for Teoh.

Teoh’s lawyer Gobind Singh Deo said today that the Attorney General has to stop giving excuses and bring those responsible for the death of the DAP aide to justice.

He said that the Court of Appeal had made it clear last Friday in that Teoh’s death was caused by persons unknown, including officers of the MACC who were involved in his arrest and investigations.

The court overturned the earlier ruling of “open verdict” and rejected the possibility of suicide or accidental death. For the past five years, the Teoh family has been attending court proceedings to demand for justice for his death that many believe resulted from foul play.

Teoh died while in the custody of MACC officers as he was questioned as a potential witness to a graft investigation conducted on Teoh’s boss, Ean Yong Hian Wah.

“So they should tell us, have there been any action or arrests until now and if not, why not?” Gobind asked, adding that the court findings including references to pre-fall injuries, justified arrests and applications for remand of those concerned.

Gobind, who is also the MP for Puchong, reminded the AG that the quality of the evidence would deteriorate if the case is prolonged.

As the Teoh family and the public wait for the dust to settle in the case, UMNO mouthpiece Utusan Malaysia’s weekend edition Mingguan Malaysia has called for authorities to focus on the graft case apparently involving the misuse of RM2,400 to purchase flags for a Merdeka celebration.

The editorial, written under the editor’s collective pseudonym Awang Selamat, said “Awang hopes the police and MACC will not fail this time”. -TheRocket

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