No criminal element in Teoh Beng Hock's death, says Nancy

Modified 19 May 2016, 10:35 am

The Attorney-General's Chambers found no criminal element involved in the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock in July 2009 after examining the report of the police’s special task force.

This was revealed by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Nancy Shukri in a written parliamentary reply yesterday.

"After studying and scrutinising further the investigation paper and the special task force paper, the AG's Chambers found that no crime committed by any officer of Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)," Nancy said.

She was referring to a new investigation conducted by the police following the Court of Appeal’s decision to overturn the coroner’s open verdict in Teoh’s death.

Teo Nie Ching (DAP-Kulai) had asked for the outcome of the new investigation which was carried out by a special task force set up by the police.

The Court of Appeal had in 2014 unanimously overturned the coroner's open verdict following a lengthy inquest into the death of Teoh.

“The death of Teoh Beng Hock was caused by multiple injuries from a fall from the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam as a result of, or which, was accelerated by an unlawful act or acts of persons unknown, inclusive of the MACC officers who were involved in the arrest and investigations of the deceased,” the court said.

Teoh was found dead in July 2009 after falling nine floors from the 14th floor of the Selangor MACC headquarters where he had been held overnight for interrogation.

The RCI had deduced that the trio's tactics had driven Teoh to commit suicide.

Following this, MACC suspended three officers pending investigations. Eventually, the investigators cleared Hishamuddin and the others.

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