Monday, July 27, 2009

Teoh’s memorial plaque placed at temple

MALACCA: The family of Teoh Beng Hock held a simple and private ceremony to place his memorial plaque at the Seck Kia Eenh Buddhist Temple in Gajah Berang here yesterday.

The family arrived at the temple at 8.30am together with Teoh’s fiancee 28-year-old Soh Cher Wei and her family.

In the one-hour ceremony, the family also set up a table to offer Teoh his favourite foods.

Unlike the scene during his funeral, most of Teoh’s family members including Soh were more composed although they were seen crying as they took turns to offer their prayers.

His mother Teng Shuw Hor, 56, sobbed while her husband Leong Kwee offered her words of comfort.

Teoh’s youngest sister Lee Lan, 29, who spoke for the family, told reporters who had gathered at the temple that they had nothing much to say.

She only reiterated the family’s disappointment that an inquest would be held to probe Teoh’s death and not a Royal Commission of Inquiry that they had wished for.

Teoh, a political secretary to Selangor state executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam on July 16, hours after giving statements to MACC at its office on the 14th floor. He was buried at the Nirvana Memorial Park in Semenyih last Monday.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had announced an inquest to probe his death and a Royal Commission to look into Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation and questioning procedures.

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