The movement alleged that this angle had not been thoroughly investigated in the past.
The request was part of the movement’s “must investigate checklist” contained in a memorandum which it submitted to the commission today.
M4BH coordinator Ng Yap Hwa said the checklist also contained seven key questions on Teoh’s death which they want answered.
Ng said these were questions were left unanswered during Teoh’s inquest, which returned an open verdict.
“We want these questions to be the benchmark for investigation and answering them is crucial to finding the truth behind Beng Hock’s death.
“The inquest has failed in so many ways to look at the angle of homicide.
“Indeed, serious doubts have been cast on the efficiency, professionalism, impartiality and independence of the entire investigation, including the police, forensic department and the public prosecutor,” said Ng.
Was Teoh tortured?
Meanwhile, M4BH adviser Dr Toh Kin Woon said the public wanted to know if Teoh had been tortured and had a right to have something conclusive.
“These questions can help us find out how he died, who injured him and why.
“Except for the death sentence passed by the court of law, nobody has the right to take another’s life; somebody has to be charged…,” he said.
The memorandum which was addressed to commission chairman James Foong was handed over to legal adviser Muhammad Bukhari Ab Hamid from the Prime Minister’s Department.
Ng said they decided to submit the memorandum after Foong reportedly said that the commission welcomed public input.
Source: Free Malaysia Today