Chronology

Date Event
2008.03.08 Pakatan Rakyat defeated Barisan Nasional at the 12th General Election. Pakatan Rakyat state assemblyman was given state fund of RM500,000 each to carry out small development projects in their constituency while the executive councillors (EXCO) of Selangor state were given RM100,000 of extra allocation.
2009.02.05 Three pakatan state assemblymen declared separately friendly to Barisan Nasional. The Sultan of Perak Azlan Shah confirmed BN has the majority to rule the state. Najib Razak was then the chairman for Perak UMNO.
2009.04.24 In the UMNO Supreme council meeting, Prime Minister Najib Razak stepped down as Perak UMNO chairman and became the new chairman for Selangor UMNO.
2009.07.13 The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) is probing seven Pakatan Rakyat Selangor state assemblymen in relation to the use of state funds in their respective constituencies.
2009.07.15 Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) officers raided the office of Selangor State Executive Councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah and detained his political secretary Teoh Beng Hock. MACC carried out endless interrogations against Teoh until mid night.
2009.07.16 Teoh Beng Hock was found dead at the 5th floor roof top of Plaza Masalam where MACC Selangor office is.
2009.07.17 Five hundred people gathered at MACC Selangor to protest the death of Teoh Beng Hock. Riot police suppressed the demonstration and arrested few persons
2009.07.18 17 civil society groups issued a joint statement pointed that Teoh is the the first political death under the Najib-administration and under the MACC.
2009.07.27 The Selangor state assembly backbenchers club raised the possibility of Selangor UMNO led by Prime Minister Najib Razak in a bid to wrest power in Selangor, “First they targeted Perak and now it is Selangor…Teoh’s death is the latest chapter”
2009.07.29 The inquest into the death ofTeoh Beng Hock began here before Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas
2009.10.21 Thai Pathologist Dr. Pornthip Rojanasunand says that there was an 80 percent possibility of homicide and 20 percent chance of suicide in Teoh’s death because his injuries are inconsistent with a fall.
2010.11.18 Malaysians for Beng Hock (M4BH), a civil society initiative, launched a 100,000 signature campaign to demand the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to probe into the cause of death of TBH.
2011.01.05 The coroner, Azmil Muntapha Abas, delivers an open verdict in the inquest into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock. The result caused public outcry.
2011.01.26 Under public pressure, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced during the Tenang by-election that the royal commission will now investigate the cause of death of Teoh Beng Hock. He appoints five commissioners and chaired by current Federal Court judge James Foong.
2011.04.26 MACC officer Ahmad Shafik Rahman testified before the RCI that no evidence shows that Ean Yong misappropriate the state fund. The RCI chairman James Foong criticized MACC for insufficient ground work being done before summoning witness or suspect for statement recording.
2011.07.21 The RCI concluded that Teoh Beng Hock was driven to suicide due to the aggressive interrogation methods deployed by MACC officers
2011.07.30 250 civil society members attended a candle light vigil in protest of the RCI result. They demanded three MACC officers named in the RCI report to be prosecuted immediately.
2011.12.01 The Shah Alam high courts rejected the Teoh family’s application for judicial review, the judges maintained the inquest’s open verdict.
2012.07.18 Malaysians for Beng Hock launched Become Lee Lan 1 Min campaign, urged citizens to help Teoh family to ask the Prime Minister and ministers about the truth and justice for Beng Hock.
2013.07.19 Malaysians for Beng Hock organized the 4th anniversary memorial event of the passing of Teoh Beng Hock
2014.09.05 Court of appeal ruled that one or more unknown persons, including MACC officers, caused the death of Teoh Beng Hock. The ruling instructed the police to re-open the investigation.
2014.11.19 Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy held a protest outside of the parliament to demand police to disclose the second investigation on the death of Teoh and suspects to be prosecuted according to the ruling of court of appeal
2015.03.19 NGOs and politicians joined protest to condemn the promotion of two MACC officers to senior positions who are suspected involved in causing the death of Teoh.

 

2015.07.08 A protest was held at MACC Sabah office to demand its Chief Hishamuddin Hashim, who involved in the death of Teoh, to be sacked immediately
2016.05.19 Minister in the Prime Minister Department Nancy said in parliament that the Attorney General found no criminal element involved in the death of Teoh after examining the report of the police’s special task force.
2016.07.16 Hundred people attended the 7th anniversary memorial of the passing of Teoh and vowed to continue the struggle for justice.