A group dedicated to seeking justice for political aide Teoh Beng Hock has called on newly appointed inspector-general of police Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani to provide an update on the probe into his death.
The Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy wants the incoming top cop to reveal when the police are going to complete the probe and make public the result, adding that it had been three years since the case was reopened.
Its chairman, Ng Yap Hwa, said for the past two years, they had incessantly followed up on the matter through parliamentary questions, press statements, engagements with the police and the Attorney-General’s Chamber.
“However, the home ministry refused to disclose details of the investigation on grounds that ‘it is still under investigation’.”
The police, Ng said, had a statutory duty to inform the victim’s family and the complainant about the progress of the investigation.
“How can the police gain the confidence of the public if it continues to delay the probe into the case that shocked the nation 12 years ago?”
The IGP must therefore immediately announce the result of their re-opened probe into Teoh’s death.
In 2009, Teoh, who was the political aide to then Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam, hours after he was interrogated by Selangor Malaysian-Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) at its office on the 14th floor of the same building.
A royal commission of inquiry concluded that Teoh was driven to suicide by the aggressive interrogation methods used by MACC officers. It also blamed three officers for their aggressive methods, which it said had violated procedures.
In 2018, it was reported that police would comply with instructions from the AGC to conduct further investigations into Teoh’s death. – FMT