Teoh Beng Hock, eight years without justice

Source: FMT News

KUALA LUMPUR: There was deafening silence as the crowd stood to pay their respects to the late Teoh Beng Hock, who died in custody eight years ago.

Pain, despair and helplessness were seen on the the faces of Beng Hock’s parents as they sat in front of the hall, facing the crowd throughout the symbolic eight minutes of silence, during a forum about reforming the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) at the Kuala Lumpur Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH) last night.

Today marks eight years of the passing of Beng Hock, who used to be a journalist and a political aide to DAP’s Ean Yong Hian Wah. The family calls it “an agonising eight years without justice”.

The memorial service was followed by a brief speech by the president of the Teoh Beng Hock Trust for Democracy group, A Samad Said who claimed that they will continue fighting for justice. Read more