LIVE : Inkues kematian Teoh Beng Hock 11/09/09 September 11, 2009Posted by nikmj in bernama, Buletin Online, General, harakahdaily, malaysia today, malaysiakini, Malaysian Mirror, malaysianinsider, mstar, National, New Strait Times, news, Politics, south china morning post, suarakeadilan, utusan malaysia.
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11.15 am : Inquest adjourned to Sept 17 to allow time for lawyers representing the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to prepare their cross-examination of a witness who has alleged he was tortured.
11.10 am : Gobind says Thai pathologist likely to come only after Raya, orignally scheduled to take witness stand on Monday.
10.53 am : Tan asks court not to direct the cops investigating Nazri personally but promises to get assistance for pix and medical report.
10.50 am : Abdul Razak tells reporters outside court he hopes to hear from Court of Appeal by Monday or Tuesday.
10.48 am : Magistrate orders inquest postponed to next Thursday.
10.47 am : Gobind asks court to direct police investigating Nazri to get pix of Sivanesan’s injuries and medical report.
10.45 am : Gobind tells court that High Court made 2 rulings yesterday: reject MACC’s bid for review and request for a stay pending appeal.
10.44 am : Asks for postponement.
10.43 am : Abdul Razak tells court that he has filed appeal against High Court’s dismissal of his bid to remove Sivanesan’s testimony.
10.40 am : MACC lawyer asks for adjournment, says needs time to prepare to cross-examine ‘mystery witness’
10.24 am: Datuk Abdul Razak Musa asks for an adjournment to give him time to prepare for his cross-examination of 20th witness T. Sivanesan, who has alleged he was tortured by MACC officers.
10.22 am: Datuk Abdul Razak Musa, who is holding a watching brief for the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), briefs Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas on the application of a judicial review that was dismissed by the Petaling Jaya High Court on Thursday.
He says the MACC is filing an appeal notice at the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya.
10.20am: Day 19 of the inquest(Yesterday was actual day 19th, however due to court judgement so it has been carry forward until today), originally expected to last 15 days, kicks off.
10.02 am : Tan Hock Chuan, Abdul Razak, Gobind and Malik Imtiaz now in discussion.
10.01 am : All lawyers finally in court; Gobind and MACC lawyer Abdul Razak shake hands. Talking to AG lawyer Tan.
09.25 am : Sivanesan arrives in court for Teoh’s inquest with lawyer Gobind Singh Deo.
Yesterday wraps up
The “mystery witness”in the Teoh Beng Hock inquest, T. Sivanesan can continue to take the stand after the High Court dismissed an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to expunge his testimony.
Justice Yeoh Wee Siam, in making her decision, said there was nothing illegal, incorrect or improper with the ruling made by Coroner Azmil Muntapha Abas on Tuesday regarding the relevance of Sivanesan’s evidence.
“I have perused all the documents and considered all the submissions. There is nothing illegal, incorrect or improper by the Coroner to allow Sivanesan to testify and I dismiss this application,”she said.
Justice Yeoh also rejected an application of a stay of execution by deputy public prosecutor Manoj Kurup, who represented the commission and ordered all parties to proceed with the inquest.
Earlier, Manoj submitted to the court that the MACC’s objections were based solely on the ground that Sivanesan’s testimony would not assist the Coroner in the inquest but would be prejudicial to the commission.
“The only essence or purpose of this witness was to smear, taint and tarnish the image of the commission and nothing more. It has no nexus to the cause of death of Teoh,”he said.
Gobind Singh Deo, representing Teoh’s family, submitted that the Coroner should be allowed to conduct the inquest the way he sees fit.
“Why is the MACC allowed to bring witness to say that nothing happened but why aren’t we allowed to bring our witness to say something had happened, did happen, and will continue to happen?” he said, adding that it was the Coroner’s prerogative whether to believe the witness or otherwise.
On Wednesday, the application for a judicial review to stop Sivanesan from testifying in the inquest and to expunge his testimony was filed by Datuk Abdul Razak Musa, who is holding a watching brief for the commission.
Sivanesan, an assistant manager with Puncak Rezeki Makmur Sdn Bhd, claimed that he was beaten with an iron rod and suffered injuries to his head, kidneys and genital area.
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