Continue support for Teoh Beng Hock, public urged

Posted: August 17, 2010 in News

Source : The Star

Published: Tuesday August 17, 2010 MYT 10:35:00 AM

BY LESTER KONG

KUALA LUMPUR: A movement in memory of Teoh Beng Hock’s death has called on the public to continue attending the inquest into his death on Wednesday.

Coordinator of the Malaysians for Beng Hock movement Chong Kok Siong said they expected more than a hundred people to turn up. “It is a silent and peaceful way for us to show our support to the Teoh family and to urge the public not to forget the case,” Chong said after a forum in memory of Teoh on Monday’s night.

He said T-shirts bearing the words “Malaysians for Beng Hock” would be made available for sale outside the court.

He added that the movement were formed with 20 core members from other civil organisations and the Bar Council. (webmaster’s note : Bar Council does not involved in this campaign, the information is incorrect.)

Chong also hinted that a larger event would be held in memory of Teoh’s passing on Merdeka Day but added that details were still being worked out.

Teoh’s sister Lee Lan who was one of the panelists at the forum, urged the public to lend their support to keep his memory alive. “Use your voice to show your support because it will inspire our family to fight on.

“One year has passed since he was found dead and we are no closer to any real answers,” she said, visibly holding back tears at one point.

She also criticised Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for suddenly producing a purported suicide note more than a year after his death.

“How can there be such a thing as a suicide note of a family member produced only a year later?” she said the audience of about 80 people.

The forum was also attended by lawyer and political blogger Haris Ibrahim and online media columnist Lee Ban Chen as panelists.

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