ALOR GAJAH, 20 July 2009: More than 2,000 people, including several leaders from the Pakatan Rakyat, paid their last respects to the late Teoh Beng Hock at Taman Seri Kelemak here today.
The crowd of mourners began arriving since morning to convey their condolences to Teoh’s family and later joined the funeral procession.
The cortege left the house of Teoh’s parents at 11am towards Alor Gajah and to the Nirvana Memorial Park in Semenyih.
Among those present were Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Penang chief minister who is DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng, DAP chairperson Karpal Singh, and DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang.
Teoh, 30, was found dead on the roof of the fifth floor at the Plaza Masalam building in Shah Alam, Selangor which also houses the Selangor office of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, on Thursday.
He was a witness in the MACC investigations on alleged irregularities in the allocation of funds involving several Selangor assemblypersons.
“The MACC and police, especially the MACC chief commissioner, should be held responsible for this incident,” he said. — Bernama