Assault video clip has bloggers believing it is Teoh

Tuesday August 4, 2009
Assault video clip has bloggers believing it is Teoh

A VIDEO CLIP circulating widely in cyberspace has many bloggers claiming that it showed political aide Teoh Beng Hock being assaulted by some people, reported Sin Chew Daily yesterday.

The video alleged the person being assaulted was Teoh who was found dead at Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam.

People who knew Teoh said the person in the video clip was not him.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said there was too much information – both true and false – available on the Internet.

He urged the public not to be misled by information on the Internet.

Ismail also told Sin Chew that the police would investigate the video as some claimed that the suspect was being attacked by several policemen.

Selangor police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar urged the public to lodge a police report over the video clip and urged them not to speculate on information from the Internet.

The daily also reported Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong as saying that Teoh’s fiancee Soh Cher Wei could report to the SJKC Malayan in Batu Pahat to teach. She no longer needed to return to Kajang, said Dr Wee.

> China Press reported that speculation was rife that Bandar Tun Razak MCA chief Datuk Seri Tan Chai Ho, who is on a long break, is retiring from politics.

Tan had on July 15 announced in his blog that he would be taking a three-month break, and matters related to the division would be handled by his deputy Chew Lian Keng.

Tan had also made a similar announcement at the division’s annual general meeting on June 20 but did not state his reason for doing so.

The daily also reported Chew as saying that he did not hear about Tan’s intention to retire from politics and pointed out that all the talk was speculation.