Teoh’s case put off as MACC man faces contempt charge

(Free Malaysia Today) – The inquest into how DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock died was once again postponed to allow contempt proceedings against Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission officer Raub Ghani to be heard first on Jan 15.

Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas today ordered that the contempt proceedings to be initiated against  Raub in allowing the application filed by Teoh’s family.

On Jan 1, Raub had filed a police report against Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand  following an article that appeared in Parti Keadilan Rakyat newspaper Suara Keadilan alleging that Teoh could have been murdered.

Teoh’s lawyers Karpal Singh and Gobind Singh filed the application for contempt under Section 5 of the Abduction and Criminal Intimidation of Witness Act 1947 in view of Raub’s police report alleging that  Dr. Pornthip “leaked” information to unauthorised people over the forensic report  on the second post-mortem of Nov 22 last year.

They also filed an application for the police reports lodged by the MACC officers to be made available in court and the coroner ordered MACC lawyer Abdul Razak Musa to submit the reports to the court by tomorrow.