Faisal Mustaffa- produser teater tersebut - berkata beliau menerima panggilan dari pihak polis pada hari Selasa meminta beliau hadir di balai polis Jinjang.
Beliau berkata, ia tidak nampak seperti siasatan rasmi kerana kenyataannya tidak direkodkan secara bertulis semasa pertemuannya dengan pihak polis. Beliau, antara lain, diminta menyerahkan sinopsis teater tersebut.
Faisal, yang mengendalikan Rumah Anak Teater (RAT), berkata beliau tidak menjangka pihak berkuasa akan menghalang persembahan teater tersebut.
"Produksi tersebut tidak memerlukan permit dari Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) kerana kita tidak mengenakan bayaran tiket.
"Juga, kita tidak memerlukan permit polis kerana ia diadakan di tempat milik persendirian," katanya.
Faisal berkata pihak berkuasa, yang boleh datang menontonnya sendiri, tidak perlu cemas tentang teater itu kerana ia tidak bersifat politik.
Katanya, teater itu akan memaparkan misteri yang menyelubungi kematian Teoh dan untuk mewujudkan kesedaran awam bagi memastikan kejadian seperti itu tidak berulang.- malaysiakini
Cops probe Teoh Beng Hock play...
Police are probing a theatre production titled ‘Beng Hock' - which chronicles the tragic death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock - scheduled to run this weekend.
Faisal Mustaffa, the producer of the play, said he received a call from the police on Tuesday requesting him to go to Jinjang police station for questioning.
He said it did not appear to be a formal investigation as his statement was not recorded in writing during his meeting with the police. He was asked for a synopsis of the play, among others.
Faisal, who runs Rumah Anak Teater (RAT), said he does not expect the authorities to put the brakes on the show.
"The production does not require a permit from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) because we are not charging for tickets.
"Also, we don't need a police permit as the play is taking place on private property," he said.
Faisal said the authorities, who are free to come watch for themselves, need not be alarmed about the play because it is not political in nature.
He said the play will highlight the mystery surrounding Teoh's death and create public awareness to ensure that such events never recur.
"But, I feel the police officers may have been pressured by certain parties who do not want the play to proceed," Faisal said.
Police chief unaware
The 45-minute theatre production will be held over three days starting July 6 at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC).
When contacted, Sentul district police chief Zakaria Pagan said he was not aware of any investigations on the play, which will be held within his district.
Meanwhile, KLPAC Theatre manager Ian Chow said the police have also called him to ask a few questions, but stressed that such queries were purely "routine".
"We normally get some questions before each production from the authorities. The only difference in this case was they spoke to the producer in person," he said.
Teoh, who was Selangor state executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah's aide, plunged to his death at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Selangor headquarters in Shah Alam in July 2009.
He was being interrogated on corruption charges levelled against Ean Yong regarding the delivery of flags for Merdeka Day celebrations.
Three MACC officers were implicated by the Teoh Beng Hock royal commission of inquiry set up to investigate the death, but all three were cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Attorney-General's Chambers.
However, MACC chief Abu Kassim Mohamed announced last month that the commission will take disciplinary action against the officers.
The trio are former Selangor MACC investigations unit head Hishamuddin Hashim, investigation officer Mohd Anuar Ismail and assistant superintendent Mohd Ashraf Mohd Yunus.- malaysiakini