GEORGE TOWN: The DAP has rapped the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for lodging a police report against Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand.
Secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said this was the first time a police report has been lodged against a pathologist, and termed it as “something unusual”.
“This is an act of intimidation. She must not be pressured but allowed to present her findings without fear or favour.
“By doing this, the MACC is giving the impression that it is covering up the truth or being influenced by certain quarters,” he told a press conference after launching the “No Plastic Bags on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday” campaign at Komtar here on Saturday.
It was reported that two MACC officers had lodged police reports against PKR party organ Suara Keadilan and Dr Pornthip over an article “confirming” that political aide Teoh Beng Huat was murdered.
Hisham Mohd Yusoff, 30, and Raub Ghani, 41, of the Putrajaya MACC investigation branch lodged the reports at the Shah Alam district police headquarters.
On July 16, Teoh, 30, the political aide to Selangor state executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead at the MACC office located on the 14th floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam.
Teoh’s body was exhumed four months later after the coroner allowed a second post-mortem, which was conducted by Sungai Buloh Hospital Pathology Unit head Dr Shahidan Md Noor, with Dr Pornthip in attendance as an observer for the Selangor state government. –thestar