KUALA LUMPUR, 17 July 2009: The police have urged the public not to speculate on the cause of the death of Teoh Beng Hock, the aide to Selangor executive council member Ean Yong Hian Wah.
Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said all quarters should wait for the investigation report and not jump to conclusions.
“We will do the autopsy this morning. Please wait until the autopsy is completed,” he told a press conference after closing a seminar for chemical diversion investigators here today.
Ismail said he hoped the autopsy report would provide clues on Teoh’s death, adding that the investigation was done according to legal procedures.
Asked why four pathologists were involved in the investigation, Ismail said the police were using all the resources at their disposal.
“It is normal for us to seek assistance from others. I have yet to receive any report on the incident from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC),” he said.
On 16 July, Teoh, 30, was found dead on the roof of the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam. The Selangor MACC office is on the 14th floor, where Teoh had earlier given statements in relation to the MACC’s probe on the alleged abuse of government allocations. — Bernama