SHAH ALAM, 5 Aug 2009: The inquest into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock resumed at 9.10am today, with the security guard who found Teoh’s body, Siti Zabedah Yahya, being the first to testify.
Lawyer Tan Hock Chuan, who was appointed by the government and is assisting coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas in the inquest, said his team would be calling 97 witnesses.
Six witnesses would be called in today, followed by six more comprising three chemists and three pathologists, he said.
Teoh’s family, including his father Teoh Leong Hwee, mother Teng Shuw Hor, elder brother Beng Kee, younger sister Lee Lan and fiancee Soh Cher Wei arrived at 8.30am.
The courtroom where the inquest is held was packed with members of the media who came as early as 6am.
DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang arrived at the court at 9am while Teoh’s employer, Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, arrived five minutes later.
Teoh, 30, was found dead on 16 July along the corridor outside the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam, after being quizzed by the Selangor MACC about alleged abuse of state funds in the Selangor government.
The Selangor MACC’s office is located on the 14th floor of the building. — Bernama