Lawyer Gobind Singh says the Attorney-General should instead busy himself with investigations into the coroner‚Äôs findings.
‚ÄúDoes he want it to be suicide?‚ÄĚ asked Gobind Singh Deo, the family‚Äôs lawyer.
‚ÄúI think the AG should tell us why is he filing a revision. What is he unhappy about?”
Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas delivered an open verdict, saying Teoh‚Äôs death was neither suicide nor homicide.
Gobind, speaking at a press conference here, said the AG should instead direct investigations into the coroner‚Äôs findings.
The inquest revealed weaknesses in police investigations into Teoh‚Äôs death, including a failure to find out how he got bruises in his neck.
He also questioned the rationale behind the government‚Äôs decision to exclude the cause of death from the terms of reference of the royal commission of inquiry, as announced by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak today.
Najib said the commission would study only the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission‚Äôs (MACC) procedures to “determine whether there has been a violation of the human rights of Teoh Beng Hock during the investigation‚ÄĚ.
Gobind said: “How are you going to ascertain the procedures did not violate Teoh’s human rights when we do not know what actually happened to him?”
He said he was “disturbed and disappointed‚ÄĚ at the narrow scope of the inquiry.
“Why hold a royal commission now to look into the investigation procedures by the MACC? That aspect should have been looked into long ago. At the end of the day, everybody wants to know how Teoh died.”
Teoh Lee Lan, Beng Hock‚Äôs sister, said the family was still hoping for a royal commission that would investigate her brother‚Äôs death.
Responding to Minister in Prime Minister‚Äôs Department ¬†Nazri Aziz‚Äôs call to the family to accept the coroner‚Äôs decision, she said: ‚ÄúWould Nazri accept the decision if it was a member of his family who died?‚ÄĚ