Jul 16, 2009

Death from MACC HQ (Updated)



Teoh Beng Hock age 30, the political secretary of Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah, who was taken in for questioning by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) yesterday, was found dead at the MACC headquarters today.

It is unclear how Teoh fell from Plaza Masalam, where the MACC has offices on the 14th floor. His body was found on the roof of the five-storey building next door.

The MACC has confirmed that its officers had finished recording a statement from Teoh at 3.45am.

It is not known if Teoh was released after the questioning or if he was being detained all this while.

The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) is acting like goons of umno and are harassing the opposition MPs and officers whilst multi billion ringgit scandals like the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) are ignored despite public outcry. And the flaunting of wealth by umno members like Khir Toyo's reported 20 or 30 million palatial residence are not look into.

The MACC also raided the office of Kampung Tunku state assemblyperson Lau Weng San yesterday.Apart from Ean and Lau, six other Pakatan elected representatives are also under investigation -, Teresa Kok (Kinrara), Hannah Yeoh (Subang), Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan), Dr Cheah Wing Yin (Damansara Utama) and Edward Lee (Bukit Gasing).

Only opposition MPs and officials from Pakatan Rakyat are being investigated and this is a blatant abuse of power and harassment of the opposition.

In an immediate reaction, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang expressed shock and asked in his twitter account, “Is there now the first case of death in custody, not police but MACC? If so, heads must roll!”

The DAP leader is in Penang and said he was waiting for a full report about the tragedy.

“What has this country come to?” he asked.
UPDATE
MACC investigation division director Shukri Abdull (right) told reporters that Teo was released at 3.45am but the deceased did not go home and was seen still loitering in the building.According to him, Teo had wanted to rest for a while at the pantry.
He was seen sleeping there at 6am.
"Nobody saw him after that until his body was found at around 1.30pm," he said.
He repeatedly stressed that Teo was merely a witness to the investigation.Asked how they discovered the body, Shukri said they were alerted when someone screamed.
His lawyer M Manoharan, who accompanied Teo to the MACC office yesterday, said the deceased looked normal and showed no signs of being under stress.
"He was happy and looked firm. I had advised him how to handle the interrogation since I was not allowed in during questioning," he said.Manoharan, who is the Kota Alam Shah assemblyperson, last saw Teo at around 7pm.
As of 6pm this evening, Teo's body was still on the roof top of the building.

Full Report HERE

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