Inquest starts over Teoh’s death

(The Malaysian Insider) – SHAH ALAM:  The coroner's court today began hearing the inquest into political aide Teoh Beng Hock's mysterious death at the national anti-graft Selangor office with criminal lawyer Tan Hock Chuan surprisingly leading the Attorney-General's team.

The government team is usually led by a deputy public prosecutor. A total of 77 witnesses have been called up to testify in the inquest slated to end on Aug 12.

Among them are Teoh's father Teoh Leong Hwee, brother Beng Kee and his lawyer M. Manoharan, who is also Kota Alam Shah assemblyman.

The Teoh family is represented by Gobind Singh Deo and Sankara Nair while Malik Imtiaz Sarwar is representing the Selangor government.

The Bar Council has sent a 12-man team to take part led by Hisyam Teh Toh Teck.

Gobind applied to the court for family, Selangor and Bar Council lawyers to take part in inquest.

The prosecution agreed except to the Bar Council's participation. However, magistrate Azmil Munthapa Abas allowed all three to take part in the inquest.