The MCA wants the government to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry to ensure that the investigation into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock was done transparently, professionally and was not doubted by the people.

MCA secretary-general Datuk Wong Foon Meng said the party would forward the request to the government and the country’s top leadership soon.

It would be good that the case was investigated by a commission accepted by all, Wong, who is also Senate president, said at a news conference at his office at Parliament House here today.

Teoh, 30, was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam, that also houses the Selangor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office on the 14th floor at 1.30pm last Thursday. The political aide of Ean Yong Hian Wah (DAP Seri Kembangan assemblyman), was a witness in MACC investigations relating to the alleged misappropriation of state allocations.

Yesterday, Wong representing party president Datuk Seri Ong Tee Kiat visited Teoh’s family. He said people should not politicise the issue.

“So our stand is very clear on that and we will put this party view to the government and the MCA will follow-up very closely,” he said.

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu also said today the party would support the call for a royal commission of inquiry to probe into the death of Teoh Beng Hock.

He said the MIC’s representative in the Cabinet, Datuk Dr. S. Subramaniam, who is the Human Resources Minister, would be asked to back MCA’s proposal at the next Cabinet meeting.

“We will support the proposal because we want justice to prevail,” he said in a statement here.

Samy Vellu also expressed his condolences to the family of the late Teoh.

“It was an unfortunate incident and we hope, through the formation of the commission, the truth will prevail,” he said, adding that people should stop pointing fingers at anyone until investigations by the police have been concluded.

Meanwhile, Dr. Subramaniam said he would carry out his party president’s instruction. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said recently the Cabinet would discuss the setting up of the commission at its next meeting while the police continues with their probe. – Bernama