KUALA LUMPUR: The inquest into the death of Selangor political aide Teoh Beng Hock, scheduled to continue Wednesday at the Shah Alam Magistrate’s Court, has been postponed to Dec 17, according to lawyer Gobind Singh Deo, who represents Teoh’s family. Gobind Singh said in a statement that the inquest had to be postponed to await the report on the second post mortem conducted on Teoh by pathologists at the Sungai Buloh Hospital.
On Nov 22, pathologists headed by the head of the pathology unit at the hospital, Dr Shahidan Md Noor, conducted the post mortem on the body which had been exhumed the previous day.
The post mortem was observed by Thai forensic pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanansunand and British forensic pathologist Prof Peter Vanezis, who is appointed by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
Teoh’s body was buried again on Nov 24 at the Nirvana Memorial Park in Semenyih.
Teoh, 30, political secretary to Ean Yong Hian Wah, chairman of the New Villages and Illegal Factories Management Committee, was found dead on July 16 at the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after he had given evidence as a witness on abuse of Selangor government funds at the Selangor office of the Malaysian AntiCorruption Commission (MACC) located at the building. -thestar