Teoh Beng Hock’s sister Teoh Lee Lan said she will appear in BN’s election campaign during the next general elections if justice is not served over her brother’s death.
Sin Chew Daily quoted Lee Lan saying: “After eight years, we are still waiting for the government to punish the perpetrator accordingly. If the government fails to uphold justice, we anticipate that the public (will want) to ensure checks and balances in the system,” she was quoted saying at Beng Hock’s memorial event last weekend.
“(Without justice being served), he (Najib) will see me at election campaign events,” she confirmed in a text message to Malaysiakini today.
Lee Lan called for the public’s backing, as her family alone cannot change the country’s system. She said she will demand the prime minister to honour his promise and seek an explanation from the government.
In 2011, Lee Lan had reportedly said that Najib had persuaded the family to follow the due process of law and allow an inquest to be carried out first when they first met him two years after Beng Hock’s death.
She said that the PM had then personally pledged to see to it that the family would know the circumstances behind Beng Hock’s fatal fall.
Beng Hock was the political aide to Seri Kembangan assemblyperson Ean Yong Hian Wah. He was found dead at the then Selangor MACC headquarters on July 16, 2009, where he had been held overnight for interrogation.
He had fallen nine floors from their 14th-floor office. He was survived by a fiancée and a son.The Court of Appeal had ruled in 2014 that Teoh had died of a fall that could have been accelerated by unlawful actions of persons unknown, including by MACC officers, and ordered the police to investigate.
Following the verdict, MACC agreed to pay RM600,000 to Beng Hock’s family to settle a negligence suit brought by his family.
However, there are still no criminal proceedings to date. Instead, the Attorney-General’s Chambers said it found no criminal elements in Beng Hock’s death.
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