Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 21:52:00
KUALA LUMPUR: The Commission of Inquiry into the death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock was told that the deceased acted as an intermediary in determining quotations of projects approved by Seri Kembangan assemblyman Ean Yong Hian Wah.
Businessman Lee Wye Wing, 52, said Teoh knew every claims made as he would notify his boss about them.
Lee said before any claim was approved, he would send an e-mail to Teoh and amendments would be made if Ean did not agree with it.
“Any amendment made by Ean will be communicated to me through Teoh and then I would amend the prices set by Ean,” he said when asked by lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammed Shafee Abdullah, who represented the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Teoh, 30, the political aide to Selangor state executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, was found dead on July 16, 2009 on the 5th floor corridor of Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, after giving his statement to the Selangor MACC office located on the 14th floor of the building.
Lee said a copy of a quotation signed by the owner of a company would be sent to Ean for safe keeping.
He denied Mohammed Shafee’s suggestion that his wife company, WSK Services, was funded by DAP members and denied that he used Bumiputera companies to get Class F contractor projects.
The Bumiputera companies named were MKMN Enterprise, MA Bina Melur Enterprise, Fizami Construction and Aris Enterprise.
Lee agreed with Mohammed Shafee that the companies received an advance from the DAP before they were reimbursed by land and district offices. He also agreed with a suggestion that his wife and nephew were close to senior DAP leaders.
Shah Alam CID chief DSP Kamaruddin Ismail said there were more than 20 investigation papers opened against MACC officers, who allegedly used violence during interrogations.
“The reports were made by the public and the first investigation paper was received on March 25, 2005 while the last one on July 18, 2009,” he said when answering a question from conducting officer Awang Armadajaya Awang Mahmud.
Kamaruddin said one of 13 complaints, for which decisions had yet to be made, involved MACC investigating officer Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus.
To a question from commission chairman Federal Court judge Tan Sri James Foong Cheng Yuen, he said the MACC was uncooperative at the outset of investigations into Teoh’s death but eventually it gave full cooperation.
MACC assistant superintendent Bulkini Paharuddin said Kajang Municipal councillor Tan Boon Wah went the MACC office on his own accord to protect his wife.
Tan’s wife is the owner of Meritlink, a company being investigated by the MACC over claims from an assemblyman’s fund and Tan claimed that the company was managed by him, said Bulkini.
He said Tan took him and several MACC officers to a factory to meet his wife but did not want her to go the MACC office as she was working and did want her employer to know that she owned a company.
After the couple quarrel, Tan took MACC officers to his house at 7pm to get certain documents but to no avail and offered to go to the MACC office and they arrived at the office at 10pm, said Bulkini when he was questioned by Awang Armadajaya.
“Although Tan was given the opportunity to return home at about 2.30am to retrieve the documents, he refused to do so as he said his wife would bring the documents and he did not want to disturb her,” he said, adding Tan decided to remain the MACC office.
The proceeding continues tomorrow.