Tricia Yeoh is currently attached to a local Market Research Consultancy, Dynamic Search. She was formerly Research Officer to the Selangor Menteri Besar and Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies. She is a columnist at The Sun, the Penang Economic Monthly, and Selangor Times. She is Editor of the book "The Road to Reform: Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor" and its Malay translation, "Liku-liku Reformasi: Pakatan Rakyat.
The Rights of The Dead

The Rights of The Dead

Teoh Beng Hock. Never forget. 

Rights of the Dead /Mati Sebelum Ajal (English version)

Directed by Tricia Yeoh. Produced by Pusat KOMAS for FreedomFilmFest 2012.

Production credits:
Director of Photography: Malek Abdullah
Sound: Jasper Huang, M. Ziyad Zainal, Foo
Editor: Yihwen Chen
Creative Consultants: Anna Har, Brenda Danker
Theme Song: Jerome Kugan


In July 2009, the mysterious death of political aide Teoh Beng Hock rocked the nation. His body was found outside the premises of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), where he was being held overnight for interrogation. The filmmaker was herself  a colleague of the deceased working in the Selangor State government. She tries to make sense of the inquest and royal commission of inquiry into his death and takes a critical look at the Malaysian system of government and politics that is ultimately responsible for ensuring justice for its citizens including those who died in custody or while in detention. The film also shares the perspective from Teoh Beng Hock's family.