Prosecute ‘pack of liars’ for Beng Hock’s death, says Kit Siang

By Shannon Teoh, The Malaysian Insider

Lim Kit Siang called today for the Attorney-General to prosecute “the pack of liars” linked to Teoh Beng Hock’s death.


A fatal plunge ended the life of the former DAP aide  at the premises of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over two years ago.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz told Parliament yesterday that no legal action would be taken against the anti-graft officers who drove Teoh Beng Hock to suicide as no police report has been lodged over the matter.

But the DAP parliamentary leader said in a statement today that de facto law minister had given a “very lame excuse” as the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) on Teoh’s death offered “sufficient reasons… to bring to book Beng Hock’s killers.”

Lim (picture) pointed out that the RCI was “most scathing in its indictment of the character and testimony of the MACC officers… apart from two brave and truthful souls, the RCI virtually dismissed the rest as a pack of liars led by Hishamuddin Hashim, the “mastermind” of the massive and unjustified operation which resulted in Teoh’s death.”

“In fact, the report is a fertile source for multiple perjury charges against Hishamuddin and other MACC officers in giving false testimony at the RCI,” he said, referring to the offence under Section 193 of the Penal Code that provides for a maximum sentence of seven years jail and fine on conviction.

The Ipoh Timor MP said A-G Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail should “direct a police report be lodged on Teoh Beng Hock’s death based on the findings and new leads in the RCI… and vigourous prosecution pursued (to ensure) no cover-up.”