(Malaysian \mirror) - Woo Chuan Sing, a witness in the ongoing investigation into the death of Teoh Beng Hock was recalled by the police to have his statement recorded over discrepancies in a Malay daily news report.
Woo's lawyer, Lim Lip Eng, said his client told the media last Thursday that he last spoke to Teoh on the morning of July 15, when the political aide asked him over the telephone to be his best man for his wedding.
"However a report in a Malay daily quoted Woo as saying that he spoke to Teoh on July 16, the day he was found dead at Plaza Masalam," he told reporters after accompanying Woo to record his statement back at the Shah Alam district police headquarters, here today.
Lim said the police could have clarified their doubts over the phone instead of making his client return.
Last to contact Teoh
"The police did not call the reporter from the newspaper concerned to clarify the news facts," he said.
Woo, who was a good friend of Teoh during their student days in Universiti Kebangsaaan Malaysia, was among eight more people called by the police two days back to record their statements to assist the investigation into the death of Teoh, whose body was found on the corridor of the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam, Shah Alam, on July 16.
They were believed to be among the last persons to have had contact, either through SMS or phone calls, with Teoh before his body was found at 1:30pm on July 16, hours after he was questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over an alleged misappropriation of Selangor state funds.