Selangor exco’s aide falls to death

(The Star) – A man died after having fallen off Plaza Masalam here where the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has its office on the 14th floor.

The man is believed to be Teoh Beng Hock, political secretary to Selangor executive council member Ean Yong Hian Wah, who was taken in for questioning by the MACC Wednesday evening.

Teoh Beng Hock was the political secretary to Selangor executive council member Ean Yong Hian Wah.

The body was discovered by a janitor at 1:30pm on Thursday on the fifth floor of the building. Police have yet to give a positive identity, but DAP officials say it is Teoh.

According to police sources, Teoh was released at 4am on Thursday after having been held overnight. He was supposed to have returned later Thursday with several documents requested by the MACC.

Selangor Chief Police Officer Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar, who confirmed that a body had been found, said police would be interviewing the man who was last seen with Teoh.

"There is not going to be any cover-up in investigations and I assure the public and his family we will conduct a thorough investigation into his death.

"We have requested for private and government pathologists to be present and assist us in our investigations," he said.

Several Selangor executive council members were at the scene Thursday afternoon.

DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang said he and other Pakatan Rakyat leaders would be meeting the MACC at 10am on Friday.

On Wednesday, MACC officers raided Ean Yong’s office at the state secretariat building. They seized a desktop computer belonging to the state government, as well as a personal laptop belonging to Teoh.

Teoh, a 30-year-old former journalist with Chinese daily Sin Chew Jit Poh, was taken to the MACC office to assist in its investigations over the alleged abuse of constituency development funds.