Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Beng Hock’s family files motion to cite MACC officer for contempt

SHAH ALAM: The elder brother of the late Teoh Beng Hock, Teoh Meng Kee, on Tuesday filed a notice of motion to commit a Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer, Raub Ghani, for contempt of court.

Meng Kee filed the motion through Messrs Karpal Singh & Company at the Magistrate’s Court registrar here.

In his affidavit, Meng Kee, 34, said that on Jan 1, Raub, of MACC Putrajaya’s investigation division, lodged a police report at the Shah Alam police headquarters against Thai pathologist Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand, a witness in the inquest into the death of Beng Hock.

Raub, in his report, had said that he suspected that Pornthip had leaked the information on the forensic report to unauthorised people.

Met at the court’s lobby, lawyer Karpal Singh said the family was asking an order for Raub to be held in contempt of court for the report.

”We are asking the coroner’s court to invoke its power to punish Raub for contempt of court or to show cause as to why he shouldn’t be held in contempt of court,” he said.

Karpal said Dr Pornthip should be allowed to give evidence without fear.

”We call upon her to come and not to bow to any threat,” he said. The inquest into the death of Beng Hock will resume on Thursday. -- Bernama

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