The visit by coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas and a few legal teams to the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission office in Shah Alam has raised further questions concerning the death of DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock.
This was because stains, which might be blood, were found on the stairwell linking the 14th floor, the main entrance of the MACC office, to the 15th floor portion of the office.
More stains were seen in a room on the 15th floor. Shockingly, it was revealed to the coroner that the police have not taken samples of the stains.
According to counsel for Teoh’s family Lim Lip Eng, it was originally arranged for the coroner to visit the entire 14th floor, but lawyers asked to see the 15th floor as well.
“We were walking up the staircase to the 15th floor through the backdoor. When we reached the 15th floor, we found a two-feet long stain on the floor of the staircase.
“We asked the director of (Selangor) MACC what was the stain but he didn’t know. The police investigating officer said he would inspect the substance,” said Lim.
When the team entered the 15th floor office, they were not allowed to visit individual rooms.
Lim said they saw more stains on a wall in the room when they looked through a glass pane on the door.
“It looked like blood. I can’t say for sure. Once again, we asked the director and the investigating officer and they said they didn’t know about it and did not include it as part of the investigations,” said an irate Lim, who is also Segambut MP.
Police probe still ongoing?
In view of this, Lim chided the police for failing to conduct a thorough investigation. He also claimed that the police were still in the process of securing DNA samples from new suspects.
He also lamented that since police investigations are still ongoing, it may compromise the inquest process.
“This is not going according to procedure. An inquest should not be rushed. Police investigations should be completed first so the facts can be produced for the Coroner’s consideration.
“Yesterday, the DNA expert was put on the dock. If those are really bloodstains, does it mean the expert has to be called back again soon? This will drag the inquest on,” said Lim.
Counsel for Teoh’s family Gobind Singh Deo explained that investigations into Teoh’s death could still continue even at this point because “police had not embarked on an investigation of murder, or a non-accidental death, which could mean he was pushed.” Gobind lamented that police investigations thus far, had been limited to the fact that Teoh either fell to his death or committed suicide.
( WHAT THE …..!!! The police did not think that it was a non-accidental death or murder, even after DNA traces of unknown males were found on Teoh’s belt and jacket, a snapped belt and now possible BLOODSTAINS?
I simply cannot believe that they are still sticking with the accidental fall or suicide theory!!
I feel its vital now for the Coroner to direct or order the police to expand their scope of investigations to include ‘foul play’ or else Teoh will never get the justice he so deserves.)
In Forensic Investigations, if one were to have one’s mind set on only a certain premise and try to badger witnesses or look for evidences just to suit or fit that premise, then its NO longer an investigation, thats fabrication.