Minister: Fresh Probe into Beng Hock’s Case Still Ongoing

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The reinvestigation into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock is still ongoing after the investigation papers were presented to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) on Feb 24 this year.

“The investigations papers were referred to the AGC on Feb 24, and the police were asked to continue the probe and send the investigation papers back to the AGC again after a complete investigation has been done,” said Home Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin in a written parliamentary reply on July 29.

He was responding to Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng about the status of the reinvestigation into Teoh’s death.

Teoh, the then political aide to DAP’s Seri Kembangan assemblyperson Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead after falling nine floors from MACC’s former headquarters in Shah Alam, where he had been held overnight for questioning on a case related to Ean Yong, on July 16, 2009.

In 2014, the Court of Appeal ruled that he died from a fall that could have been accelerated by unlawful actions of persons unknown, including by MACC officers.

The court also ordered the police to investigate the death. However, the AGC found no criminal elements in his death.

Harapan had pledged to reinvestigate Teoh’s case when they came into power in 2018.

However, the police received much criticism since they were probing the case last year under Section 342 of the Penal Code which deals with wrongful confinement. – Malaysiakini