deputy-igpPolice have urged the public not to speculate on the death on Thursday of Teoh Beng Hock, political secretary to a Selangor Exco member.

Deputy Inspector General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said all quarters should wait for the investigation report and not jump to conclusion.

“We will do the autopsy this morning. Please wait until the autopsy is completed,” he told a press conference after closing a seminar for chemical diversion investigators here Friday.

Ismail hopes that the autopsy report would provide clues on Teoh’s death and that the investigation was done according to legal procedures.

The motive for the incident would only be known when investigation was completed.

Asked why four pathologists were involved in the investigation, Ismail said the police were using all resources at its disposal.

“It is normal for us to seek assistance from others. I have yet to receive any report on the incident from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC),” he said.

Teoh, 30, was found dead in the corridor of level five at Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam which houses the Selangor MACC office, eight hours after giving statements on alleged abuse of government allocation.

Ismail said the seminar organised jointly by PDRM and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration showed that it was serious in fighting drug trafficking.

“The seminar has exposed PDRM officers to new skills and techniques in drug processing,” he added.

— BERNAMA