Beng Hock’s family to cite MACC officer for contempt

(The Malaysian Insider) – The family of Teoh Beng Hock will apply today to commit a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer for contempt of court for lodging a police report against Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand.

Family lawyer Karpal Singh said today in a statement that the application will be made against MACC officer Raub Ghani at the Shah Alam magistrate’s court.

On Jan 1 two MACC officers lodged police reports against the “Suara Keadilan” tabloid and pathologist Dr Pornthip over an article which confirmed as murder the death of Selangor political aide Teoh who had been questioned by the MACC.

The officers from the Putrajaya MACC investigation branch, made the reports at the Shah Alam district police headquarters here.

They said in their report that they had read the article in the newspaper, dated Dec 29, 2009 to Jan 5 2010, and found that the article concluded that Teoh, a political aide to a Selangor state executive councillor, had been murdered.

They said in the report that according to the article, Teoh, who was found dead on the fifth floor of the Plaza Masalam building on July 16 last year, was confirmed to have been murdered based on the second post mortem conducted on the body at the Sungai Buloh Hospital on Nov 22 last year.

The two men claimed the report marred the MACC’s image.