Cops urged to conduct further probe

(The Star) SHAH ALAM: The police have been asked to conduct further investigations on several new areas and items found during a visit by parties involved in the inquest into the death of Teoh Beng Hock.

Gobind Singh Deo, who is leading the team that is holding a watching brief for Teoh’s family, said several areas and items were identified as significant and which would assist in the inquest into Teoh’s death.

However, Gobind declined to divulge more details on the new findings when asked to elaborate.

Speaking to reporters outside the Plaza Masalam after the visit yesterday, he said:

“In the event we find that the expert witnesses (who are scheduled to testify next week) require time to conduct more investigations, we will not hesitate to make an application to the coroner for orders to that effect.”

Gobind also expressed disappointment that investigations only revolved around the theories of death caused by a fall from a high building and suicide, and not any other possibilities.

Lim Lip Eng, another lawyer holding a watching brief for the family, claimed that some blood-like stains were found at the back staircase linking the main Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office on the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam to the 15th floor of the building.

Lim had gone to the building for site inspection with coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas, court officials, police personnel and lawyers representing the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Teoh’s family, Selangor state government and Bar Council.

The lawyer also claimed that similar stains were also found in one of the 15th floor MACC offices. He said this was a disturbing turn of events given that inquests must only begin when all investigations had been concluded.