Teoh Beng Hock case likely to be re-opened

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  • Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018

Teoh Beng Hock

PETALING JAYA: The investigation into the death of Teoh Beng Hock is likely to be re-opened, according to sources.

DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng will be holding a press conference on the case together with the party's deputy chairman Gobind Singh Deo and organising secretary Anthony Loke Siew Fook later Wednesday evening.

Teoh, 30, was found dead on July 16, 2009, on the fifth floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after giving a statement at the Selangor MACC's office on the 14th floor of the building.

Teoh, then an aide to Selangor assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah, had apparently fallen to his death after he was taken in for questioning over a corruption probe.

Magistrate cum coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas had given an "open verdict" on Jan 5, 2011, that the death of the political aide was neither a suicide nor was it a homicide.

A Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) report had concluded in July 2011 that Teoh was driven to commit suicide and blamed intensive interrogation by three MACC officers.

However, in Sept 2014, the Court of Appeal ruled that the "open verdict" was wrong.

The panel held that Teoh's death by falling was caused as a result of, or accelerated by, acts by persons unknown, including the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers involved in his arrest and the investigation.

It also directed the Inspector-General of Police and Attorney-General's Chambers to reopen the investigation into Teoh's death.

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