This brings a closure to this very tragic case. Rather, it should.
But not for TBH's family. As expected, they have rejected the suicide verdict and may ask for a judicial review.
Family lawyer Karpal Singh is studying the RCI report. He told reporters that they may request a judicial review of the suicide verdict.
“The verdict of suicide is unacceptable to the family. The RCI is an inferior tribunal in law and any decision made by an inferior tribunal is reviewable by the High Court,” Karpal said today.
It looks like they are not going to let it go, nor let it rest. No closure yet.
As for Karpal: "inferior"?
Wasn't it Teoh's family that demanded for the RCI?
As for the MACC culprits - action will be taken against them.Here's the story:
KUALA LUMPUR :The Royal Commission of Inquiry, in an unanimous decision, found that Teoh Beng Hock had been driven to commit suicide by “aggressive, relentless, oppressive and unscrupulous” interrogation by three MACC officers.
The three named were Selangor MACC Deputy Director Hishamuddin Hashim, and his officers Mohamad Anuar Ismail and Ashraf Mohd Yunus.
The commission said that unlawful intimidatory tactics used "would have had grave consequences upon Teoh's mind and would have been a culminating factor that drove him to suicide.”
In the 124-page report released Thursday the commission said that three MACC officers had probably tried to coerce him into making a statement that it was Selangor state executive council member Ean Yong Hian Wah, Teoh's boss, who had “directed him to commit unlawful acts in handling” an allocation.
“This session must have been very taxing on Teoh both physically and mentally.
“He had been deprived of sleep throughout that night and into the morning and had had to endure persistent, aggressive and unscrupulous questioning.
“His physical condition as described by Ashraf when fetching him the glass of water was that Teoh had moved to sit in an upright position very slowly.
“This fourth interrogation session, to our minds, must have been the final straw that broke the camel's back.”
Teoh, 30, the political secretary to Ean, was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the fifth floor corridor of Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, Selangor, after giving a statement at the Selangor MACC office on the 14th floor of the same building.
The setting up of the commission was announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak last Jan 26 after the Coroner's Court delivered an open verdict: The Star