PETALING JAYA: Former prime minister Najib Razak has asked DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang why he had suddenly decided not to link him to the murder of Teoh Beng Hock.
Najib said Lim had been claiming he was involved in the case for the past decade.
In his Facebook posting, Najib said it looked like it was Lim who was now clearing his name instead of the courts or the Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI), which was set up to probe Teoh’s death.
“Why didn’t Kit Siang say this earlier?
“Though Kit Siang has declared that I am not the killer, he now claims my government is responsible for Teoh’s death.
“But now the government is your party’s government and the responsibility has shifted. Go and investigate again if you want.”
Earlier, Lim had tweeted that Najib’s administration must be held responsible for Teoh’s death, even if Najib was not involved.
Several days ago, the DAP supremo had said that if he (Lim) were the prime minister, he would reopen investigations into the high-profile deaths of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu, former deputy public prosecutor Kevin Morais and banker Hussain Najadi.
To this, Najib had challenged DAP to influence Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to order investigations into these high-profile murder cases.
Teoh, 30, was found dead on July 16, 2009, on the fifth- floor corridor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam after giving a statement at the Selangor MACC’s office, which was on the 14th floor of the building then.