TBH Trust Lodges Police Report Against MACC Officers

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The Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy (TBH Trust) has lodged a police report asking ten MACC officers to be probed and charged over the death of the political aide Teoh Beng Hock ten years ago.

These officers were named for multiple offences in the police report.

“The inspector-general of police Abdul Hamid Bador must investigate them for murder or culpable homicide, criminal conspiracy, abetment in cover-up, fabrication and destruction of evidence,” said TBH Trust spokeperson Ng Yap Hwa at the Petaling Jaya District Police Headquarters after lodging the report.

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“Last month, we and the family of Teoh were very unhappy because the police (decided) to probe the case under Section 342 of Penal Code for wrongful confinement,” he said.

However, the attorney-general Tommy Thomas told Teoh’s family that would not stop the police to probe Teoh’s death under another provision, according to Ng.

“Today, we presented all the evidence to the police,” he said.

He said the police should not take more than 20 months of investigation from the moment the new government announced in June 2018 the reopening of the investigation into the death of Teoh.

Teoh was found dead in 2009, after being held overnight for interrogation at the then-Selangor MACC office in Shah Alam.

In 2014, the Court of Appeal overturned the coroner’s open verdict on his death, and ruled that MACC officers had committed wrongdoing. None of these officers has since been prosecuted.

Last year, the Pakatan Harapan government decided to reopen investigations, and police are now looking into the unresolved case under Section 342 of the Penal Code for wrongful confinement.

In response, Teoh’s family and supporters have demanded that the case be probed for culpable homicide instead. – Malaysiakini