A respected former senior judge NH Chan has branded the three judges on the Teoh Beng Hock royal commission of inquiry “three blind mice” for concluding that the political aide committed suicide despite lacking expert opinion. He said the commission had “no business” forming such an opinion as none of the experts it called upon gave the opinion that Teoh committed suicide. He pointed out that this went against Section 45 of the Evidence Act 1950, which states that when a court has form an opinion on a point of science, the opinions of experts are relevant facts.
All eyes are now on what steps the Teoh family, and their legal advisors, will pursue next to gain justice for the young man’s passing on. Without justice, there cannot be closure!