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Six years on, Teoh Beng Hock probe still ongoing
Published:  Oct 22, 2015 11:57 AM
Updated: 5:57 AM

PARLIAMENT | The investigations in the death of DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock is still ongoing, more than five years after his death.

Police reopened the case following the Court of Appeal's verdict on Sept 5, 2014, to set aside the open verdict by the Coroner's Court in the inquest into his death.

Teoh was found dead at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission building after held overnight for questioning, on July 16, 2009.

"A team was formed by the Bukit Aman criminal investigation department to probe the matter, taking into consideration the Court of Appeal verdict.

"The government will not comment on the matter so as to not jeopardise the ongoing investigation," Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.

Ahmad Zahid said this in a written reply in Parliament issued yesterday, to a question by Nasruddin Hassan (PAS-Temerloh).

Nasruddin asked for a report on the death of Teoh, immigration officer Ahmad Sarbaini Mohamad and Ambank founder Hussain Ahmad Najadi.

Ahmad Sarbaini also died under MACC custody while Hussain was gunned down in the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

The Coroner's Court found that Ahmad Sarbaini's death was an accident, while the allegedly hired assasin who killed Hussain was sentenced to death. Another suspect in Hussain's murder is still at large.

The Court of Appeal last September found Teoh's death due to multiple injuries from a fall from th 14th floor of the MACC office, was caused or accelated by "persons unknown".

It said this is "inclusive of the MACC officers who were involved in the arrest and investigations of the deceased".

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