Question: How did Sel Exco/Serdang SA Ean Yong Hian Wah’s political secretary, Teo Beng Hock in custody at 14th floor Sel MACC Hqrs since yesterday, died from fall?
Jul 16, 09 5:10pm
Teo Beng Hock, 30, an aide of Selangor state executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, has plunged to his death at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Selangor headquarters in Shah Alam.
Teo’s body was found on the rooftop of a building next to the towering block which houses the MACC headquarters.
He was believed to have jumped from the 14th floor of the tower block where MACC Selangor is located.
Yesterday, Teo was taken to the MACC headquarters for questioning in relation to a probe concerning several Pakatan assemblypersons.
When the news broke, Pakatan leaders, including Ean, rushed to the building.
Other DAP leaders who are at the MACC headquarters included Ronnie Liu, Teng Chang Khim and Tony Pua.
Both Liu and Teng, after having waited for over one hour at the building, confirmed that Teo had died.
Jul 15, 09 4:12pm
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) raided the offices of two Selangor Pakatan Rakyat elected representatives, including a member of the state cabinet.
The duo – both from DAP – are Seri Kembangan assemblyperson and state exco Ean Yong Hian Wah and Kampung Tunku assemblyperson Lau Weng San.
According to Ean (left in photo above), a six-member MACC team raided his service centre in Seri Kembangan at around 12.30pm.
Three hours later, the team also raided the Selangor DAP chief’s exco office located in the state secretariat building in Shah Alam.
The raid is related to MACC’s probe on seven Pakatan Rakyat Selangor state reps in relation to the use of state funds in their respective constituencies.
The MACC team left Ean’s office around 3.45pm, only to return some 10 minutes later.
This time, the MACC officers confiscated a laptop belonging to Ean’s political secretary Teo Beng Hock as well as a desktop computer, which were sent to the Selangor MACC headquarters in Shah Alam.
Teo was also taken to the headquarters to assist in the investigation. He was accompanied by Kota Alam Shah representative M Manoharan, who acted as Teo’s lawyer.
“The team leader, known only as Mohd Anwar, told me that he left earlier because he was uncomfortable with the presence of many journalists at the scene,” said Ean, who is state exco in charge of new village development and solution for unlicensed factories.
“He also said that all Selangor assemblypersons will be investigated but I am not sure if this also includes those from BN,” he added.
Ean also said that the officers failed to provide any identification before conducting their investigation and refused to reveal the complainants who had lodged the report against the state representatives.
“However, when asked what was the investigation based on, they only said, ‘we have received instructions from the top’,” said Ean.
Apart from Ean and Lau, the other five Pakatan reps being probed are Teresa Kok (Kinrara), Hannah Yeoh (Subang), Elizabeth Wong (Bukit Lanjan), Dr Cheah Wing Yin (Damansara Utama) and Edward Lee (Bukit Gasing).
Earlier Ean lambasted the move, alleging that the investigation and raids were ‘politically motivated’.
Previously, the commission have quizzed several people, including the personal aides of five assemblypersons – Ean, Lau, Kok, Wong and Yeoh.
Selangor state representatives are given RM500,000 each every year to fund community programmes in their respective constituencies.
Lau: More states reps on the list
Speaking at a press conference later, Lau said that his aides at his service centre in Petaling Jaya were questioned by the MACC officers at about 12.30pm while he was attending the state assembly sitting in Shah Alam.
Upon hearing the news, he went to his Kampung Tunku office at around 1.30pm and told the MACC officers that he would cooperate with the investigation.
“I showed all my community programmes documents to them,” he said.
Lau added that all documents pertaining to the use of state funds are kept in the land office.
“The land office is very strict when it comes to claims for our community programmes. In fact, in our submission (for the claims), we need to attach photos (as evidence of community programmes held) to our forms before it is being sent to the land office,” he said.
According to Lau, it is also learnt that similar investigations will be carried out on Pakatan representatives in the Gombak area of Selangor.
He further brushed off suggestions made by Kok previously who claimed that MACC were targeting Chinese elected representatives.
“I think they are targeting all Pakatan reps, regardless their races,” said Lau.
Wong, who is also a state exco, said that she and her office have yet to be investigated by the MACC officers.
“Although I welcome any investigation carried by them, I would also like to know what happened to our complaints made against BN state reps who have misused state funds,” she said.