DAP condemns MACC over “mysterious” death

DAP has come out strongly to condemn the mysterious death of Teoh Beng Hock who was found dead on yesterday afternoon at the rooftop of a building adjacent to the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) building.

Penang DAP members and even some PKR members, all dressed in black, gathered outside the Penang MACC headquarters along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here at 11am today to stage a peaceful demonstration demanding for justice for Teoh.

The group of about 50 Pakatan Rakyat members were led by state DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow and other elected representatives including state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh, Komtar assemblyman Ng Wei Aik and Bukit Bendera MP Liew Chin Tong.

They gathered in front of the MACC building at about 11am and held up placards demanding the federal government conduct a thorough investigation into Teoh’s death.

Chow said the peaceful demonstration was to show their displeasure over Teoh’s mysterious death and a call to the Prime Minister and the government to conduct a thorough investigation into the case.

“We want the Prime Minister to give his personal interest into this and ensure that a full impartial investigation is done to find out the truth behind Teoh’s death,” he said.

He said Teoh is a promising young man with a bright future ahead of him and now his life was cut short mysteriously, thus the MACC must explain what had really happened.

Meanwhile, DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said the MACC must bear the full responsibility for Teoh’s death as he was in MACC custody when he fell from the 14th floor of the building.

“MACC should stop its political persecution of PR, especially DAP leaders and members, that does not serve the interest of fighting corruption or justice. Such political games have caused the loss of life of a bright young idealistic DAP member,” he said.

He demanded for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding Teoh’s death.

“Unless MACC can clear its name, the public may suspect that Teoh was mistreated and MACC had a hand in his sudden death. There must be full transparency and accountability,” he said.

The Sun

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