Wednesday, January 6, 2010

State exco member's statement recorded

Source: (01/01/10)

SHAH ALAM: State executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah had his statement recorded at the Shah Alam district police headquarters yesterday to assist investigations into his recent remarks that could be interpreted as threatening or intimidating the police and for suggesting that his political aide, Teoh Beng Hock, had been murdered. On Dec 25, Ean Yong was reported to have hit out at the police for initiating a sedition investigation against Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng for suggesting, in his speech at the Pakatan Rakyat Convention in Shah Alam last month, that Teoh was murdered.
Ean Yong who arrived at the police station at 10am, accompanied by his lawyer and Segambut member of parliament Lim Lip Eng and fellow state executive councillor Teresa Kok Suh Sim, spent about 40 minutes recording his statement and left about 10.50am. Speaking to reporters, the Seri Kembangan assemblyman said he had given the police a copy of his press statement dated Dec 25. However, he claimed the investigation officer who recorded his statement later lodged a police report to confiscate the press statement and asked him to sign a seizure form at the end of the session but he refused.
He said his lawyer (Lim) advised him not to sign the document as it indicated they were not present at the police station voluntarily.

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