Teoh 'the first political death' under Najib

Modified 18 Jul 2009, 10:53 am

Seventeen civil society groups have dubbed the mysterious death of Teoh Beng Hock a casualty of politics and demands a royal commission of inquiry to investigate the incident.

“While many Malaysians have suffered political persecution including detention without trial and torture, no one to our knowledge has directly died at the hand of a government institution because of politics since the Kampung Memali incident in 1985.

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