PUTRAJAYA: The Court of Appeal today overturned an open verdict in the Teoh Beng Hock’s death and ruled there were ample direct evidences that it was caused by a person or persons unknown.
Court of Appeal judge Justice Mah Weng Kwai said the open verdict by a coroner was incorrect.
The three-man panel on the appeal by Teoh’s family, ruled out suicide in the political aide’s death.
Justice Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof chaired a three-man panel to decide on the appeal by Teoh’s brother Meng Kee against the Shah Alam High Court’s dismissal of an application on Dec 1 2011 for a revision in the coroner’s open verdict.
Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas had given an open verdict on Jan 5 2011 that Teoh’s death was neither a suicide nor a homicide.
Teoh, 30, the political secretary to Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead on July 16 2009 on the fifth floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after he had given a statement at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s Selangor office on the 14th floor of the building.