16 July, 2009

¡ uʍop ǝpısdn sı ɐısʎɐןɐɯ

¡ uʍop ǝpısdn sı ɐısʎɐןɐɯ


My deepest condolence to the late Mr Teo Beng Hock's family.

Teo Beng Hock, 30, an aide of Selangor state executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, has plunged to his death at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Selangor headquarters in Shah Alam.

Teo’s body was found on the rooftop of a building next to the towering block which houses the MACC headquarters.

At about 8pm, his body had not been taken from the scene and the police were still investigating.

Teoh, the special assistant to exco Ean Yong Hian Wan, was a witness in the investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) into allegations of misappropriation of state allocations.

MACC's director of investigation Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdull said at a news conference at the scene that Teoh went to the Selangor MACC office on the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam at 5pm yesterday to give a statement and was allowed to leave at 3.45am today.

He said that before leaving, Teoh promised to return to the Selangor MACC office and bring several documents to assist in the investigations.

"He however said he wanted to rest first in the visitors' room [in] the MACC office and was allowed to do so. At 6am, he was seen sleeping on the sofa and after [that he] was not seen again.

"During the investigation the victim cooperated fully as he was not an accused but was a witness," he said.

The MACC controversial probe into several DAP assemblymen’s activities was thrown into more turmoil today with the death of political aide .

The 30-year-old’s death will put more pressure on the MACC, which has been accused by the opposition of conducting selective investigations.

It is unclear if Teoh, a former journalist with Chinese daily Sin Chew Jit Poh, fell or jumped from the MACC office.

According to Kit Siang, Teoh, an Alor Gajah boy, was to register his marriage tomorrow.

Kit Siang also confirmed he and Anwar will meet reporters at the MACC building in Shah Alam at 10am Friday.

Meanwhile, Selangor CPO Datuk Khalid Abdu Bakar told theSun: "We have asked for the pathologist to conduct investigations at the scene. We have also offered Teoh's family to bring in their own pathologist, if they want a second opinion.

"As at now, the case is classified as sudden death. But we will leave no stone unturned and there will be no cover-up of anything for anyone, I assure this."

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