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By Steve Oh

Beng Hock documentary brings the dead to life

COMMENT Teoh Beng Hock was the man who died while in the custody of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters in Shah Alam.

We read about him, we saw his photo in the news, and we remember the emotive images of his sobbing sister.

kl112 rally people's uprising teoh beng hock crowd storyWe knew him as a political worker.

He was law-abiding and trusting of the MACC, a government anti-corruption agency - the good guys who go after the bad guys.

It was Teoh's fatal mistake in trusting them.

He had gone to their office to help in their investigation over a minor expense, RM2,400 to be exact, incurred by his boss, a state assemblyperson who is a member of the Selangor cabinet.

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