Cher Wei speaks of life a year after Teoh’s death
SEMENYIH, July 17 — Schoolteacher Soh Cher Wei is busy raising her son and moving on a year after the death of Teoh Beng Hock on what would have been their wedding day last year.
“Now everything is fine and I lead a normal life,” said the 29-year-old who has largely shunned the media spotlight since her then-fiancé was found dead after being questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) last year.
Soh was later inducted into the Teoh family in a traditional Chinese ceremony, which solemnised her “marriage” to Teoh in Chinese custom.
She said her life now revolved around teaching and looking after her son, Er Jia.
“Some says he looks like me, some say he looks like Beng Hock,” she told reporters.
According to Soh, her mother was helping to raise her four-and-half-month-old baby.
A smiling Er Jia was the centre of attraction today at Nirvana Memorial Park here where family, friends and public gathered to commemorate the first anniversary of Teoh’s death.
Although the family allowed the baby to be photographed, they asked that his pictures not be published.
Soh added that she would be attending another memorial for Teoh in Malacca tonight, but declined to take any questions on the controversy surrounding his death.
The 30-year-old political secretary to Selangor state councillor, Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead last year on a fifth-floor corridor at Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam, nine floors below the MACC’s Selangor headquarters, a year ago yesterday.
Police initially classified the case as “sudden death” but the government was later forced to hold an inquest after public outrage and disbelief.
Yong, who attended the memorial service, said the public was still waiting for justice.
“We doubt the inquest, which was only supposed to last two months, will be able to reveal the truth,” said Yong.
The Sri Kembangan assemblyman also lashed out at the police for revoking a permit for another memorial service he had planned in his constituency tonight.
“We received a written approval yesterday at noon, but at 5pm the police called to revoke it,” he said.
Also at the memorial were Yong’s exco colleagues, Ronnie Liu and Dr Xavier Jayakumar, as well as other DAP leaders.
Among them were Ipoh Timur MP Lim Kit Siang, Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai, Serdang MP Teo Nie Ching and DAP life advisor Dr Chen Man Hin.
Taken from The Malaysian Insider.