Thursday, June 23, 2011

(picture from Bernama)
Tan Sri James Fong submitted the RCI report to HM Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin at Istana Terengganu

His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin has received a report from the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the death of Teoh Beng Hock. The report was three days early from its deadline on June 25. The Chairman of RCI, Tan Sri James Fong in his statement said, a copy of the 124-page report has also been submitted to the Prime Minister. The contents of the report will remain secret for the time being, and it is up to Tuanku Mizan’s consent whether to make the report public.

Teoh Beng Hock, was a political secretary to Seri Kembangan Assemblyman, Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead on the fifth floor of landing of the then Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission office in Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam. He had been called to the MACC office to assist in investigations against his boss the day before his death. On 5th January 2011, the inquest into his death declared an open verdict, and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak then announced the formation of the RCI.

The RCI had called 70 witnesses over a cause of five months. Among those who included was, several forensic experts, close relatives and friends of Teoh as well as his fiancĂ©e. The submission of the report marks the conclusion of the RCI into Teoh’s death on 16th July 2009.



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