Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Teoh Inquest: Political aide could not answer some questions, says MACC man

SHAH ALAM: Teoh Beng Hock could not answer some questions when he was interviewed by Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commis-sion (MACC) officers, an inquest into his death was told.

Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com-mission (MACC) investigating officer Mohd Anuar Ismail said his colleagues Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus and Arman Alies had told him
this at 1am on June 16, the day Teoh was found dead.

Questioned by government-appointed counsel Tan Hock Chuan about what the two had briefed him given his capacity as the investigating officer, Mohd Anuar said: “They told me that Teoh could not answer some questions about some documents found in his laptop.”

He also said another colleague, Mohd Nadzri Ibrahim, who recorded Teoh’s statement, told him there were no problems when the statement was recorded.

Mohd Anuar also said the last MACC officer who saw Teoh in the office was Raymond Nion anak John Timban.

“I was told that Teoh had called Asraf (Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus) and asked him for a drink at 5am and at 6am, Raymond saw him sleeping on a sofa,” he said, adding that Teoh was not a suspect but the main witness in the investigations.

Mohd Anuar said that at about 9am on July 16, he saw a bag belonging to Teoh next to a sofa near Mohd Nadzri’s room.

Meanwhile, deputy public prosecutor Datuk Abdul Razak Musa, who is holding a watching brief for the MACC, told the inquest the anti-graft body was willing to produce the statement recorded from Teoh. -- The Star online

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