KUALA LUMPUR – January 10, 2019: A DAP parliamentarian today accused Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin of ignoring an order from the attorney-general for police to reopen the investigation into political aide Teoh Beng Hock’s case.
According to Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh, AG Tommy Thomas had instructed the inspector-general of police (IGP) to re-open the case in tandem with Muhyiddin’s statement last October.
In a statement today, Ramkarpal described as shocking that the case has not been reopened given the fact that the AG’s order had even predated Muhyiddin’s insistence that the case will only be reopened with such an instruction.
The AG had instructed the IGP to reopen the investigation on July 17, 2018, by way of a letter. Thus Ramkarpal asked why Muhyddin not instructed the IGP to do so.
Teoh, a former aide of DAP Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead in 2009 after falling nine floors from the former Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Shah Alam where he had been held overnight for questioning.
Ramkarpal also claimed to have written to Muhyiddin on last October 26 but has yet to receive a reply which he said only fuel suspicion of a possible cover up over the case.