Khalid: S’gor to appoint independent pathologist for Teoh

By Wong Choon Mei, Suara Keadilan


Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim said a pathologist appointed by the state government would help police investigations into the suspicious death of DAP’s Teoh Beng Hock, the personal aide to Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah.

“I have contacted the Selangor police chief and he has agreed to allow an expert pathologist appointed by the state to help investigations,” Khalid said in a statement issued late on Thursday night.

Like other Pakatan leaders, Khalid is still reeling from the shock death of the 30-year old Teoh, whose body was found sprawled in a pool of blood, after undergoing a marathon interrogation session with the MACC.

Unethical and unprofessional


The MACC has said it was investigating reports into alleged misuse of funds allocated to state representatives. It called Teoh in for questioning on Wednesday evening. It has also stressed that Teoh was not a suspect but a witness.

“Teoh’s death is a direct consequence from the investigations of the MACC, which has been selectively picking on our officers, elected representatives and state agencies under the Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor recently,” said Khalid.

“This is not the first time our officers have been pressured relentlessly and in this case, it has obviously exceeded what is acceptable, resulting in the death of a witness.”

Khalid himself has suffered intensely at the hands of the MACC. Daring to defy convention, the commission’s chief Ahmad Said Hamdan earlier this year publicly accused Khalid of corruption but till now has  failed to follow through with the promised prosecution.

Ahmad’s unprofessional and unethical conduct sparked widespread condemnation but instead of reprimanding him, top Umno-BN leaders including then-PM Abdullah Badawi and then-DPM Najib Razak defended him.