17 July 2009
Press statement by Wanita MCA chairman Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun calling on police & MACC to conduct thorough investigation on Sdr Teoh Beng Hock’s sudden demise
Extending our deepest sympathies to the family of the late Sdr Teoh Beng Hock, Wanita MCA mourns with concern the deceased’s unnatural departure at the MACC Selangor Headquarters building yesterday, 16 July 2009.
The women’s wing of MCA urges the police to conduct a thorough probe and leave no stone unturned at this most unfortunate incident which robbed the life of a youth at a tender age of 30.
The government should also consider setting up a royal commission to investigate Teoh’s death and releasing the findings of the inquiry to public.
To show that MACC has nothing to hide, it becomes incumbent on MACC to furnish to the public the entire details and circumstances surrounding the commission’s duration spent with the late Beng Hock as well as his presence at the MACC office. This includes from the moment the MACC raided his office, seized his laptop computer, took him in for questioning, his release at 3:45 a.m., his nap on the settee at the MACC office, and the discovery of his body at 1.30 p.m.
If the matter is not investigated and handled properly or efficiently, the reputation of MACC is at stake and its credibility will be lost.
Wanita MCA hopes that truth and justice will prevail. We urge MACC to give full co-operation to the police in their investigation. If any MACC employee or any other individuals are found to be involved, prosecution charges must be reined on them accordingly.