AG withdraws application for revision in Teoh Beng Hock’s inquest

(The Star) – SHAH ALAM: The Attorney-General’s Chambers has withdrawn an application for a revision of the open verdict in the Teoh Beng Hock’s inquest.

DPP Manoj Kurup made the application when the matter came up for case management.

He said the revision application was filed prior to the setting up of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Teoh’s death.

“Now that the commission has delivered its findings, there was no need for a revision (of the inquest),” he said.

Senior Assistant Registrar Khairul Nizam Abu Bakar then struck off the application.

On July 21, the RCI released a 124-page report that said Teoh was driven to commit suicide after the aggressive, relentless, oppressive and unscrupulous interrogation of three MACC officers.

Teoh’s family lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, however, told reporters that the revision application still stands as they had filed a written submission during the last mention date and had brought the matter to the court’s notice.

The court fixed Oct 6 for case management to decide the status of this application.

Teoh was found dead outside Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam, where the MACC’s headquarters is located, a day after he was interrogatedovernight on July 16, 2009.

After a long inquest, coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas returned an open verdicton Jan 5, ruling Teohs death was neither a suicide nor a homicide.