The plot gets thicker. First, a note was said to be found in Teoh's sling bag. Here's part of the AG Chamber's press release:
"The Attorney-General Chambers was informed of the discovery of the note by the investigating officer, ASP Ahmad Nazri Zainal on Oct 7 some two over months after Teoh Beng Hock's death. According to the investigation officer it was not found when he first searched the deceased's sling bag after the incident. The note was immediately translated and there was sufficient cause to send it to be analysed by a Document Examiner of the Chemistry Department. The said note was sent on Oct 9 and subsequently on Oct 20."
A number of parties have alleged that it was TBH's 'suicide note'. Even DAP Lim Kit Siang was pushed to ask if TBH was forced to commite suicide.
Here's another latest development:
The family of the deceased Teoh Beng Hock has pointed out several discrepancies in the handwritten note purportedly left by the former DAP exco aide, casting serious doubt on its authenticity and press speculation that it was Teoh's 'suicide note'.
"Even Teoh's purported signature is far from his signature on documents. I have been handed the note and (accompanying) documents, with a view to obtain the services of a handwriting expert to give evidence in the inquest," said Karpal Singh.
"As the attorney-general (AG) had expressed doubts over the note, the hearing of the evidence by investigating officer ASP Ahmad Nazri Zainal should be deferred until the coroner enlists the services of an internationally-reputed expert in handwriting to give evidence."
Karpal said the government should foot the bill, adding that in view of public interest surrounding Teoh's mysterious death, the public will be more than happy to provide the funds to do so in the event the government shirks their responsibility.
Earlier, I opined that the government MUST set up a RCI to investigate this case. Next, it is almost impossible for the court not to instruct a thorough expert examination of the note to determine if it comes from the deceased or not.
What the family has disputed is very critical to the outcome of the case. If the note is false, then it shows that the rot in some of our public institutions is deep and serious. It may indicate that some parties have been trying to frame the death as a 'suicide'.
If the note is genuine, the other side of the political fence may need to look deep into their own ranks to ensure that they nip corruption at its bud.
Either way, the death of TBH must not be in vain.
It is of utmost importance to look into the family testimony that the note is fake.
Nazri Aziz may not like this case to politicize. Too bad, it was political right at from the start when TBH was hauled in for questioning. The political cost will be very high for some political parties.