Some 300 people packed a hall in Penang this afternoon for a Malaysians for Beng Hock forum organised by civil society groups.
Nora Murat, executive director of Amnesty International Malaysia, challenged the government to declare Malaysia a torture-free nation – Photo by Anil
Aliran president P Ramakrishnan called for the Beng Hock inquest to be disbanded and replaced with a royal commission of inquiry.
“If you want real change, then change the government,” he asserted, at which the crowd erupted in thunderous applause.
The other speakers were Beng Hock’s sister, Teoh Lee Lan (via recorded video) and Toh Kin Woon. The forum, moderated by Ng Eng Kiat of Suaram, was held at a hall in the Han Chiang School.