Teoh's family files for judicial review of RCI's suicide finding

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  • Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: Teoh Beng Hock's family has filed an application for a judicial review of the Royal Commission of Inquiry's finding that the ex-political aide had been driven to suicide.

The application was filed on Wednesday through the family's lawyers, Karpal Singh and Gobind Singh Deo, at the High Court registry.

The Royal Commission of Inquiry, had in its report last month, said that Teoh Beng Hock had been driven to commit suicide by “aggressive, relentless, oppressive and unscrupulous” interrogation by three MACC officers.

The three named were Selangor MACC Deputy Director Hishamuddin Hashim, and his officers Mohamad Anuar Ismail and Ashraf Mohd Yunus.

The commission said that unlawful intimidatory tactics used "would have had grave consequences upon Teoh's mind and would have been a culminating factor that drove him to suicide.”

In its 124-page report, the commission said that three MACC officers had probably tried to coerce him into making a statement that it was Selangor state executive council member Ean Yong Hian Wah, Teoh's boss, who had “directed him to commit unlawful acts in handling” an allocation.

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