PUTRAJAYA, 17 July 2009: Promising that no stone would be left unturned in the probe into the death of a political aide yesterday, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called on all parties to allow the police to conduct their investigations without any hindrance.
“We cannot assume things as we have yet to identify the reason behind the incident. Please do not point fingers at anyone. We cannot accuse anyone or make baseless allegations as it could create unnecessary problems. Let us wait for the police to investigate the incident.
“Whatever it is, we are not looking to cover up. We want a transparent investigation into the matter. The police are investigating and we should just wait until they complete their investigation,” the deputy prime minister told reporters after chairing the cabinet committee meeting on foreign workers here today.
Yesterday, Teoh Beng Hock, 30, the political secretary to Selangor executive councillor and Seri Kembangan assemblyperson Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead on the roof of the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam.
His body was found by the building janitor at about 1.30pm, hours after he was questioned by officers from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), whose office is on the 14th floor.
Teoh was assisting in the MACC’s probe into allegations that several state assemblypersons had misused government allocations.
News reports said Teoh was taken in for questioning by the MACC on the evening of 15 July and was released from the commission’s office at about 3.45am the next day.
“The investigation is the responsibility of the police. They have to conduct a thorough investigation. There is nothing to be afraid off. The police can investigate anyone, including the MACC, politicians and individuals. There should be no hindrance to police investigations,” Muhyiddin said.
He called on all parties not to be emotional over the incident.
Asked to comment on the demonstrations organised by the opposition parties, especially the DAP, over the incident, he said they were unnecessary as the police knew the situation better.
“This is under the security jurisdiction. If the police say there is no need to organise such demonstrations, then do not blame them if they take action against such demonstrations.
“This incident has drawn a lot of attention. Do not make false accusations… Let it be. The police I’m sure will leave no stone unturned in handling the matter,” he added. — Bernama