The setting up of a Royal Commission to investigate the death of Teoh Beng Hock can remove whatever doubt the people may have because the outcome of investigation by the Commission will carry more weight compared to other investigations.
Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the request to form the Royal Commission should be supported by everyone.
“As a member of the Cabinet, I will not oppose the suggestion as I feel it is probably one of the aspects of administration that is fair and can be participated by various groups,” he told reporters at his office at Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad, here Monday.
He was commenting on the request by Teoh’s family as well as the call by the opposition and several political parties including the MCA and MIC to set up the commission to ensure that investigation into the death of the political aide to a Selangor State Executive Councillor was carried out in a transparent and professional manner.
Teoh’s body was found at the corridor of the fifth floor of the Plaza Masalam building in Shah Alam, which also houses the Selangor office of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Teoh, 30, was one of several witnesses in the MACC investigation into the misappropriation of the allocation given to a Selangor State Executive Councillor.
Concerning the attempts by certain groups to sensationalise the issue, Rais said they should allow the authorities to carry out investigation and come up with their report.
Meanwhile, Umno Youth vice-head Datuk Razali Ibrahim said the setting up of the commission was relevant and could prevent the issue from being manipulated by the opposition.
“I agree on the (formation of the) commission. Otherwise, the opposition will exploit the issue,” said Razali, who is also the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, here. — BERNAMA