Friday, August 21st, 2009 Malay Mail


AZMIL: Put inquest off until Monday to give police time to investigate

Hishamuddin Hashim, the SENIOR Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer named in a letter handed to the coroner presiding over the Teoh Beng Hock death inquest two days ago will be called up for questioning.

Police sources told the Malay Mail this would be part of the investigations ordered by coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas.

“We are going to call him in for questioning and also look at the other allegations contained in the letter,” said a source.

Selangor police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar declined to comment when contacted.

“I cannot say anything at the moment. Please get the coroner’s comment,” said Khalid when asked about police investigation into the letter.

On Wednesday, a mysterious letter was produced by lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, who is holding the watching brief for Teoh’s family.

Gobind, who declined to reveal the contents of the letter, said it contained explicit details “that are significant for the inquest and there is also a possibility that witnesses who have testified before the inquest would be recalled pending police investigation into the contents of the letter”.

Hishamuddin Hashim

He said the letter dated Aug 5 was not addressed to him but was delivered to him by an unidentified person between 5pm and 6pm, after Tuesday’s inquest proceedings.

Azmil ordered investigating officer Ahmad Nazri Zainal to investigate the contents of the letter and put the inquest off until Monday to give police time to investigate.

However, he did not place a “gag order” on the contents of the letter.


  1. kasiyaoo says:

    It would be quite difficult to prove that during a struggle, teoh was pushed out the window to his death. However, the truth may come out.

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