Lawyer produces letter with ‘explicit details’

(Malaysian Mirror) – Lawyer Gobind Singh Deo set a cliffhanger to the case of Teoh Beng Hock, with a letter that purportedly contained ‘explicit details’ relating to the inquest into the political aide's death.

He told a coroner’s court here on Wednesday that someone had handed him the letter after the previous day’s proceedings of the inquest.

gobind-singh-deo-5.jpg“The letter contains explicit details which are of significance to the inquest,” he told coroner Azmil Muntapha Abbas, who is presiding over the inquesth.

Six pages of typed-letter

Teoh, 30, the political secretary to Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah (pic), was found dead on the fifth floor corridor of the Plaza Masalam building here on July 16,

A day earlier he was helping the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in its investigations of alleged abuse of state government funds involving certain state executive councilors.

tan-hock-chuan.jpgGobind, who is holding a watching brief for Teoh’s family, said the six-page typed-letter contained 'a handful of names' with details relevant to the inquest. The letter was dated Aug 5.

Lawyer wants letter investigated

He said he wanted the letter investigated and had accordingly informed Teoh's family about the matter.

Lawyer Tan Hock Chuan (pic), representing the Attorney-General's Chambers, said the prosecution has no objection for further investigation to be carried out.

"All of us are interested to know the truth. These are allegations that must be investigated by the police. Let the police investigate to verify the truth, or otherwise, of the allegations,” he said.

The inquest adjourned to Monday afternoon.