Beng Hock continues to haunt BN
DAP will be reminding the Chinese voters that justice for Teoh Beng Hock is still elusive.JOHOR BARU: DAP political aide Teoh Beng Hock’s death while in the custody of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in 2009 has returned to haunt the Barisan Nasional in the 13th general election.
DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng and assistant national publicity secretary Teo Nie Ching refreshed the public memory of the case last night when they told some 10,000 crowd that the nomination day yesterday fell on Teoh’s birthday.
“He could have been celebrating his birthday yesterday, but he is gone. He has sacrificed his life for a better Malaysia,” Lim said.
“Let’s remember his sacrifices,” he told the crowd. “As we head to the polling stations on May 5, let’s tell him that we had never given him up.”
“And let’s tell BN that we had never forgiven them,” he added.
Teoh was found dead outside of the Selangor MACC office in Shah Alam on July 16, 2009 after he was interrogated overnight in connection with a suspected abuse of state funds by a Pakatan Rakyat state leader.
The then 30-year-old Teoh was about to marry his pregnant fiancée.
Subsequent investigations of the case have brought inconclusive results and none of the MACC officials implicated in the case have been prosecuted till date.
Still no justice
Teo, when addressing crowd, said justice for Teoh remained undone.
“If the incident never happened, he would have been a 34-year-old man and a happy father today. He would have been passionately campaigning for regime change with Pakatan.
“Since PM Najib picked Beng Hock’s birthday as the nomination day, then come the polling day, let’s use our vote to claim justice for Beng Hock,” she said in a rousing tone.
Teo told FMT later that the case of Beng Hock would be the key topic of DAP ceramah throughout the campaigning period.
“People hope to see justice for him and his family,” said the DAP’s Kulai candidate.
As the Chinese support for BN is already at its lowest point, a rewind of Teoh’s controversial death four years ago would certainly do more damages to the ruling coalition in this critical general election.