Group turns up in Parliament calling for murder charge in Beng Hock case


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: A memorandum has been submitted calling on the government to suspend Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers linked to the Teoh Beng Hock's case and for them to be charged with murder. 

Representatives from the Teoh Beng Huat Trust for Democracy, a group formed to commemorate Teoh, showed up in Parliament to submit a memorandum calling for action against the five officers implicated. 

It urged the government to take action against the mastermind behind the MACC's operation 10 years ago in accordance with the law. 

"We also call on the government to investigate and charge the MACC officers under Section 302 (murder) or 304 (culpable homicide) of the Penal Code," said the group in the memorandum.
 
Those charged under Section 302 are punishable by death upon conviction, while Section 304 provides up to 30 years' imprisonment and a fine.

In Parliament, the group was received by Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai and 10 other lawmakers -including Tanjong Malim MP Chang Lih Kang, Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Kulai MP Teo Nie Ching and Lanang MP Alice Lau - on Tuesday (July 16).

Teoh, 30, was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the fifth floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam, after he turned up to give a statement at the Selangor MACC office.

The aide to Selangor exco member Ean Yong Hian Wah had apparently fallen to his death after he was taken in for questioning over a corruption probe.

In 2015, the government and the MACC agreed to pay RM600,000 in damages to Teoh's family as settlement in a negligence suit.

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