Extracts from Malaysiakini Letter reveals top MACC man, politician collusion.
The mystery letter which emerged at the Teoh Beng Hock inquest yesterday is believed to contain claims connecting a top ranking MACC officer to the interrogation of the political aide, which could have led to his death.
It further alleged that the top official was questioning Teoh on the day the DAP man was found dead. However the letter did not state on how Teoh died or if the officer was directly involved in his death.
The MACC officer has been identified by Kapar member of parliament S Manikavasagam as Selangor MACC deputy chief commissioner Hishamuddin Hashim.
The MACC insider letter stated:
(1) The officer did not punch out from work when he left Plaza Masalam where the Selangor MACC is located on that day. However, the letter stated the time of him leaving the office. This is important as it could show that this officer was the last person to have seen Teoh on that day, alleged the letter.
(2) The officer did not provide his DNA samples along with his other colleagues. He only gave a sample privately at a later day.
That he ordered his officers to wipe clean the window from where Teoh had apparently fallen from.
The letter also stated (from Star Online Teoh Inquest: Letter names officer and BN leader) that:
… the officer gave his DNA in the privacy of his office instead of the conference room where all the officers, including the state director, had assembled to be swabbed.
“Why was his DNA sample given in secrecy? Was it his own sample that was given? We MACC officers are puzzled why none of the samples extracted matched that of the mysterious male samples (found on Teoh’s blazer and belt).” […]
One incriminating accusation in the letter is about the method the officer used as his interrogation technique – by holding the front portion of a person’s belt and lifting him several times before shaking him.
(Government forensic pathologist Dr Khairul Azman Ibrahim had opined at the inquest earlier that it was possible that Teoh had been held up by the belt as it had a tear at the buckle region.)