21 Jul '11, 7am

Malaysia rules harsh interrogation caused suicide

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A high-level investigative panel believes that a Malaysian opposition aide committed suicide after anti-graft officers subjected him to harsh interrogation, the government said Thursday. The mysterious death of Teoh Beng Hock in 2009 triggered a public outcry that pressured Prime Minister Najib Razak to address allegations that law enforcement officers frequently resort to violence and heavy-handed interrogation tactics. However, the finding of a royal commission set up by the government to probe Teoh's death is unlikely to appease many opposition supporters who suspect that Teoh was killed by officers in the government's Anti-Corruption Commission. Teoh was found dead in a roof corridor beside the commission's office in Malaysia's central Selangor state in July 2009, several hours after being questioned over alleged misuse of funds by his bos...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/malaysia-rules-harsh-interrogati...

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