KUALA LUMPUR: DAP has chosen to withdraw from the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into Teoh Beng Hock’s death because it knows he committed suicide, claimed an independent MP today.
Wee Choo Keong alleged that DAP “inside sources” informed him that Teoh, a former DAP political aide, had killed himself and was not murdered.
“According to my sources, DAP is afraid of the RCI’s outcome, because they know about this case,” the Wangsa Maju MP told a press conference at the Konsensus Bebas office here.
“They knew this was a case involving suicide,” added the former DAP and PKR member.
Asked if Teoh’s family might have known about his alleged suicide, Wee replied: “I don’t know about the family. But the DAP side knew about it. Otherwise, why did they pull out?”
On why DAP would withdraw from the inquiry when its leaders, including Lim Kit Siang, were pushing for it, Wee said: “Perhaps DAP did not expect the government to go ahead in setting up the RCI to look into Teoh’s death.”
Wee’s startling revelation comes amid the ongoing inquiry to establish Teoh’s cause of death, after an inquest held into the case saw the coroner ruling out both suicide and homicide.
Teoh was found dead in July, 2009, after being interrogated overnight by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officials at Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam.
Citing a lack of confidence in the RCI, both the Selangor government and Teoh’s family pulled out from the inquiry.Read more.