Early birds turn up at 5am to cover inquest

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 30 Jul 2009

SHAH ALAM: A large group of journalists and cameramen gathered at the Shah Alam magistrates court as early as 5am to ensure they were able to cover Teoh Beng Hock’s inquest yesterday.

Political leaders from Pakatan Rakyat and members of the public, most of whom were Teoh’s supporters and relatives, also came in droves to get early news of the much-talked- about inquest into Teoh’s death.

Among them was 51-year-old Hor Boon Chung who wore a dark purple headband and shouted “Justice for Teoh” while carrying a photostat picture of Teoh.

The interior designer from Taman Pinggiran Putra said the event was not normal, adding that he did not know Teoh personally.

Another supporter K. Deepakaran, a second-hand car dealer from Klang, said he was at the courthouse as he was curious to know what would transpire.

“I was moved by what had happened and came to give moral support to Teoh’s family,” he said.

A couple wearing a badge with the words ‘Justice for Teoh’ said they were Teoh’s friends and showed up to show support for the family who arrived after 8am.

Among others at the inquest were DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang, Kota Alam Shah assemblyman M. Manoharan, who is a witness in the inquest, Selangor state executive councillor Dr Xavier Jeyakumar and Bar Council president Ragunath Kesavan.

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