Teoh probe almost complete: Cops

(The Star) – The police investigation into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock is more or less completed, said Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.

“Our investigation is more or less completed for (Wednesday’s) inquest,” he told a press conference at 1pm Tuesday.

The police were still waiting for the post-mortem, forensic and pathologists’ reports to complete their investigation, said DCP Khalid.

He said that the police had received only the toxicology report from the Chemistry Department, while other experts’ full reports would be handed to them by Tuesday.

DCP Khalid said the police investigation was still open despite the inquest beginning on Wednesday.

Teoh’s death has been classified as sudden death, but if the police find the reports showing otherwise, requiring a reclassification of the case, “we will do the necessary although the inquest is on,” he said.

DCP Khalid also said the police were open to new information and urged any individuals or groups who have additional information that would help the investigations to come forward.

He also noted that the police have yet to rule out foul play.

The inquest would be calling 77 witnesses, including 28 Malaysian Anti-Coruuption Commission (MACC) officers.

Teoh, 30, was found dead on July 16 at the Plaza Masalam here where the state MACC office is located.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced the inquest to probe his death and a Royal Commission of Inquiry look into the MACC’s investigation and questioning procedures with regard to Teoh.

The inquest would be held at the Magistrates Court here.

Teoh, also the political secretary to Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah, was said to be a key witness in a probe into 12 Selangor Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen for alleged misuse of their constituency allocations.